Diane Deckard

The Deckard Law Firm

California State Bar Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist Serving Monterey Bay
Oakland, California 94577


Attorneys Fees, Business, Civil, Commercial, Inheritance Disputes, Legal Malpractice, Probate, Professional Liability

Diane C. Deckard, Esq.


Education: J.D., University of Santa Clara, cum laude, 1981; B.A. English, University of Santa Clara, 1971, ADRA Commercial Mediation, 2001, California State Bar Certified Legal Malpractice Specialist, 2011.


Admissions:  1981, California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 1999, U.S. District Court, Eastern District, 1999, U.S. Tax Court.


Honors:  California Super Lawyer: 2008, 2009; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2011.


About Mediation Attorney:


Since 1981, Ms. Deckard has been providing legal representation to clients throughout the San Francisco, San Jose and Monterey Bay areas.


Her firm, The Deckard Law Firm, offers a friendly consultative approach to clients while maintaining an aggressive and vigorous approach to litigation.  The firm is well known in the courtroom not only for strong litigation skills but for professionalism and civility.  Our integrity and fairness has earned respect from our peers as well as opposing clients.  It is not uncommon to have opposing clients later seek representation on other matters or for opposing counsel to later refer clients to our firm.  The firms character was recently recognized in 2011 with Ms. Deckard being award Martindale-Hubbell’s “Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers” award for receiving the highest possible ratings from her peers and clients for both her legal ability and ethical standards.


Ms. Deckard’s experience in mediation includes, but is not limited to: Breach of Contract disputes; Business Partnership disputes; Disputes of Wills and Trusts; Non-Marital Trust disputes; Business Torts; and Fraud and Misrepresentation.



Seeking the assistance of a Mediation Attorney can help you bring your dispute to a quicker and more cost effective resolution.   California’ Code of Civil Procedures 1775 advises that,”…mediation provides parties with the simplified and economical procedure for obtaining prompt and equitable resolutions of their disputes and a greater opportunity to participate directly in resolving theses disputes.”  If you cannot seem to find common ground to reach an out-of-court settlement, but want to avoid the expenses of a courtroom dispute, you need a Mediation Attorney.


The role of the Mediation Attorney is soley to hear the arguments stemming from both sides of the controversy and point out the strengths and/or weaknesses of the arguments from a legal standpoint.  The mediator may offer advice as a neutral party, but it is ultimately the mediator’s goal to bring the disputing parties to a mutual settlement or agreement to resolve their differences.

The Deckard Law Firm

96 North Third Street, Suite 350

San Jose, California 95112

Phone: 408-971-4359

Fax: 408-971-4357



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