Diane J.N. Morin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

Law and Mediation Offices of Diane J.N. Morin
 | 2225 East Bayshore Road, Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3220
Phone: 650-935-4352
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2016 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • International (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French,
  • Italian
Attorney Profile

Attorney Diane J.N. Morin of the Law Offices of Diane J.N. Morin in Palo Alto, California devotes her practice to family law, with a focus on alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation. She has a particular interest in international family law matters. She represents clients in Palo Alto, San Mateo County and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

A graduate of Pomona College, where she earned a degree in English and international relations, Ms. Morin also holds a master's degree in comparative literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She later attended and graduated from the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Before turning to family law and opening her own practice, Ms. Morin worked with appellate, criminal law and insurance law. She served as a research attorney in the Superior Court of California, Alameda County, a district attorney for the County of Santa Clara and also as an attorney in a private firm. She has been licensed to practice law in the state of California since 1983.

Ms. Morin handles all areas of family law including divorce, adoption, annulment, custody, international abduction issues, paternity, property division, restraining orders and more. She is certified as a family law specialist by The State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization and also serves as a mediator. Raised in Italy, she is fluent in English, Italian and French, and also speaks some Spanish, Portuguese and German.

Active in professional organizations, Ms. Morin is a member of the Palo Alto Area Bar Association, the Association for International Arbitration and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She also participates in the Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (80%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

International (10%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Alternative Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, Mediation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2016 - 2017

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About Diane Morin

Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.dianemorinfamilylaw.com/profile/

Honors and Awards:

  • Northern California Super Lawyer, 2007-2016

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Mediator (principally Family Law issues) and Certified in Collaborative Divorce Team Trainings and as Attorney in Collaborative Law
  • Family Law Certified Specialist, Board of Legal Specialization of the State of California

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Supreme Court of California, 1983
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Collaborative Law Practitioners of San Mateo County
  • Collaborative Law Practice Silicon Valley (CPSV)
  • Board Member, Legal Referral Service, Palo Alto Bar Association
  • Palo Alto Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • California Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal District Court of Northern District of California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono work for Legal Aid
  • Pro Bono work for the Superior Court of the County of San Mateo and the County of Santa Clara
Office Location for Diane J.N. Morin

2225 East Bayshore Road
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303-3220

Phone: 650-935-4352

 

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Last Updated: 11/20/2017

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