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Diane Wessel

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Pasadena, MD

The Law Office of Diane E. Wessel
221 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone: 443-422-2356
Selected to Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed in Maryland Since: 2011
Practice Areas: Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Diane Wessel is the founder and owner of The Law Office of Diane E. Wessel in Annapolis, Maryland. A top-rated lawyer with more than 10 years of experience, Ms. Wessel focuses her practice primarily on family law, and she provides exceptional counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Baltimore metro and across the state who are going through a divorce or have another serious legal issue affecting their families.

Certified in mediation by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Ms. Wessel prefers to help her clients resolve their conflicts and reach favorable agreements regarding to child custody and support and related matters outside the courtroom, but she will not hesitate to take her clients' issues to trial when necessary. She also serves as certified parenting coordinator in contentious custody proceedings.

Along with all aspects of divorce, Ms. Wessel also handles wills and basic estate planning and helps domestic violence victims obtain the protections they need against their abusers. In addition, she has extensive experience with criminal defense, traffic violations defense and general civil litigation. No matter the issues her clients are facing, she delivers highly personalized counsel to help them make the best-informed decisions as she works hard to help them achieve their goals and positive results efficiently and cost-effectively.

A 2001 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Ms. Wessel earned her Master of Science in family studies from the University of Maryland College Park in 2005. She then attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor in 2010, with a certificate in family law. She is an active member of the American Bar Association and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Group, among her other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Family Law
  • 20%Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Focus Areas

Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Mediation


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

About Diane Wessel

First Admitted: 2011, Maryland

Educational Background

  • The University of Texas at Austin- Bachelor of Science (Human Development & Family Studies) Special Departmental Honors, 2001
  • The University of Texas at Austin- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), 2001
  • University of Maryland, Masters of Science- Family Sciences, 2005

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • District Court Alternative Dispute Resolution approved, 2015
  • Completed over 200 hours in mediation training over the last 10 years, 2022
  • Circuit Court approved mediator and facilitator panel for Anne Arundel County/ Howard/ Harford Circuit Court. Trained and approved in areas of child access, marital property, civil and CINA/TPR cases. Maryland District Court Mediator for Anne Arundel County, Harford County and Baltimore City. 100+ hours continuing education since 2011, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • Woman owned and operated solo-practice, 2022

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Services, 2022

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Harford County Bar Association- Member since 2019, 2022
  • Maryland State Bar Association- Member since 2011, 2022
  • Anne Arundel County Bar Association- Member since 2012, 2022
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Office Location for Diane Wessel

221 Mountain Rd
Pasadena, MD 21122

Phone: 443-422-2356

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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