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Diane E. Wasznicky

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Sacramento, CA

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP
4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819
Phone: 916-603-2913
Fax: 916-455-6300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1981
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Since 1987, Diane E. Wasznicky has been certified as a specialist in family law by the Board of Legal Specialization of The State Bar of California. Focusing her practice exclusively on that area, she is the co-founder of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP. She provides advice and counsel to Sacramento area residents who are facing the end of their marriages and who are as a result having to deal with such issues as complex asset and debt division, spousal and child support, and child custody and visitation.

A strong advocate for her clients in the courtroom, Ms. Wasznicky often seeks solutions through the use of such alternative dispute resolution methods as mediation and collaborative divorce. Highly regarded by her colleagues for the compassionate manner in which she handles these sometimes emotional and highly charged matters, she has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Ms. Wasznicky's professional affiliations are extensive. She has served as the chair of the Judiciary Committee and of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, and she has been a member of the board of directors of Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the board of governors of California Women Lawyers. Ms. Wasznicky is also a member of the Family Law Section of The State Bar of California, and she previously served on that section's executive committee. She frequently delivers presentations on family law topics to continuing legal education attendees.

A Bachelor of Arts recipient from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Ms. Wasznicky obtained her legal education at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and she was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1980. She is admitted to practice before all California state courts.

 

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

Selections

19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

About Diane E. Wasznicky

First Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: https://www.divorcepage.com/Attorneys/Diane-E-Wasznicky.shtm...

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Teaches courses on child custody and child support for the Learning Exchange, Family Service Agency, and YMCA
  • Lectured on Family Law in California Continuing Education of the Bar programs
  • Organized and participated in a number of community-oriented Family Law panels sponsored by Feminist Legal Services, Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Bar Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Co-Author of Child Custody, a Practical Guide for Parents

Honors/Awards

  • Super Lawyers in Northern California, 2004 - 2012

Educational Background

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Bachelor of Arts degree, Major: Psychology, Sociology and Law, 1977

Bar/Professional Activity

  • California, 1981
  • Chair of the Judiciary Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association since 1993
  • Served as elected member of the State Bar Conference of Delegates Executive Committee (1996-1999)
  • Chair of State Bar Conference of Delegates Executive Committee (October 1999 to October 2000)
  • Served on Board of Directors of the Sacramento Women's Network
  • Served on Board of Directors of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • President of the Sacramento County Bar Association, 1992
  • Served on Board of Directors of the California Women Lawyers for 3 years
  • Co-founder and former President of the Sacramento Area Feminist Legal Services
  • Co-founder and facilitator of the Sacramento Custody Discussion Group for attorneys, Judges and mental health professionals
  • Served as Chairperson on the Voluntary Legal Services Program of the Sacramento County Bar Association from 1985-1989
  • Served as Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association in 1989
  • Appointed member of State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee (2000 - 2003)
  • Legislation Chair, FlexCom (2001 - 2003)
  • Advisor, FlexCom (2003 to present)
  • Appointed member of California Judicial Council Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee (2001 - 2004)
  • Liaison to Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee for FlexCom (2004 to 2009)
  • Appointed member California Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (currently President from 2010 - 2012)
  • Member of Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Section Custody Sub-Committee (1994 - present)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Chair of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Minor's Counsel Committee (1998 - 1999)
  • Legislative Coordinator for ACFLS Board 2009
  • Chair - ACFLS Family Law Reform Committee (Elkins) (2009 - 2011)
  • President-Elect of ACFLS - (2011 -  2013)
  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the California Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association Delegation to Conference of Delegates (Chair 1993 - 1996 and 1997 - 1999; currently Chair, Family Law Sub-Committee of Delegates 2003 - present)
  • Member of the Sacramento County Children's Counsel Section (Chair, 2006 to present)
  • Member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 1987

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist, 1987
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Office Location for Diane E. Wasznicky

4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: 916-603-2913

Fax: 916-455-6300

Last Updated: 3/2/2022

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