Diane E. Wasznicky

Top rated Family Law attorney in Sacramento, California

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP
Diane E. Wasznicky
Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in California since: 1981

Education: University of California Davis School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024

Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP

4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819 Visit website

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Diane E. Wasznicky is a founding member of Bartholomew & Wasznicky LLP and a prominent family law specialist certified by The State Bar of California. Her whole practice has been focused on family law since 1989. She has helped clients in the Sacramento area navigate complex decisions, including debt and asset division, spousal and child support, and custody and visitation rights for children throughout divorce proceedings.

A native of Massachusetts, Ms. Wasznicky graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She pursued her legal education at the University of California, Davis, School of Law, and earned her Juris Doctor in 1980. Among her professional credentials is her license to practice law in all Californian courts.

Renowned for her advocacy, Ms. Wasznicky is committed to resolving disputes outside the courtroom through alternative methods like mediation and collaborative divorce when possible. Her empathetic approach to sensitive and complex cases has earned her high esteem among peers, as evidenced by her AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a perfect 10.0 score on Avvo.

Ms. Wasznicky's professional involvements are notable. Among her many accomplishments, she has chaired the Judiciary Committee and the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association, held board positions with Women Lawyers of Sacramento and California Women Lawyers and contributed to the Family Law Section of The State Bar of California, including a term on the executive committee and the American Bar Association's Family Law Section. A sought-after speaker, she regularly presents family law matters at continuing legal education seminars.

*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

Family Law

Focus areas

Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce

  • 100% Family Law

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

Office location for Diane E. Wasznicky

4740 Folsom Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95819

Phone: 916-603-2913

Selections

21 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2024

Top Lists

Top 100: Northern California Super Lawyers: 2004 Top 50: Women Northern California Super Lawyers: 2004

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