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: 650-473-0822
Fax: 650-473-0812
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2016 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1983
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • International (10%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (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

International (10%)

Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%): Arbitration, Mediation

Focus Areas

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, Arbitration, Mediation

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Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2010, 2016 - 2019

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About Diane Morin

Admitted: 1983, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.dianemorinfamilylaw.com/About/Diane-J-Morin.shtm...

Honors/Awards:

  • Annual award, Northern California Super Lawyer, 2007-2018
  • Annual award based on Super Lawyer criteria., Northern California Super Lawyer, 2019

Special Licenses/Certifications:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Federal District Court of Northern District of California, 1983
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association, 1989
  • Board Member, Legal Referral Service, Palo Alto Bar Association
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • Supreme Court of California, 1983
  • California Bar Association
  • Palo Alto Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Practitioners of San Mateo County
  • American Bar Association
  • San Mateo County Bar Association
  • Collaborative Law Practice Silicon Valley (CPSV)
  • Member, Association of Certified Family Law Specialists (ACFLS)

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Minors Counsel - Counsel for minors in divorce cases. Appointed by the court., 2018
  • 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

Educational Background:

  • Minor's Counsel Training "Who's your Daddy", 2019
  • Year in Review, Family Law Update, 2018
  • Year in Review, Family Law Update, 2017
  • Contempt (County Bar Association), 2019
  • Trauma Informed Child Custody Practice., 2019
  • Addiction in Family Law, 2019
  • SCCPA Child Custody and Domestic Violence Training, 2019
  • SBCBA Dissomaster Update, 2018
  • Collabrative Practice California Conference XIII, 2019
  • Divorce Taxation Trump 2018 /Bartholmew & Wasnicky, LLP, 2018
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Office Location for Diane J.N. Morin

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

Phone: 650-473-0822

Fax: 650-473-0812

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Last Updated: 10/9/2019

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