> Question: "Why would a legal client visit the Law Office of Diane Baltzelle McWhirter?"
Answer: Because she CARES.
Cares about her clients with guardianship, probate, estate planning or bankruptcy problems Advocates for her clients in the court system and in mediations.
Researches law and technology to maintain a cutting edge.
Expects excellence in her legal product.
Succeeds in her trial and law practice for almost 30 years.
Combining 30 years of litigation experience with 21 years experience as a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator, Attorney Diane Baltzelle McWhirter expects excellence in her legal product. A Florida native, Diane has served Central Florida through her law practice since 1983.
Diane Baltzelle McWhirter counsels her estate planning clients about the details of legal document preparation. She crafts the Durable Powers of Attorney for continuity in the Client's financial planning and instructs clients about safeguarding their legal documents.
Diane McWhirter helps navigate the bankruptcy system for those clients facing financial failure. She advises clients through the adversarial process on request and assists the client in following the federal requirements of the complex bankruptcy system.
As a Florida Supreme Court certified mediator since 1991, her mediation training includes skill development in facilitating agreements using complex negotiations. Certified in family, county and circuit court mediations by the Florida Supreme Court, she mediates in the Florida court system. She counsels a cost benefit analysis of each case to determine the cost of litigation versus the expected financial outcome of the case.
AWO Lawyer Rating Guide rates Diane McWhirter's legal abilities as "Excellent". Martindale-Hubbell, Peer review Rating System, rates her as "Distinguished" and "Highly Rated" in both legal and ethical Standards. She graduated from Duke University and the University of Florida, Law School.
Diane Baltzelle McWhirter cares about all of her probate, guardianship, bankruptcy and mediation clients. She continuously strives for excellence in her legal work, and uses her experience, education, legal research and technology to help her clients
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Licensed since 1983
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1983||05/07/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Bankruptcy Attorneys in Florida||American Society of Legal Advocates||2013|
|Florida Supreme Court Community Service||Orange County Bar Association||2010|
|Outstanding Service||Orange County Bar Association||1999|
|owner||Law Office of Diane B. McWhirter||1990 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Rotary International||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association, Elder law Committee||Chair||2000 - 2002|
|Orange County Bar Association, Estate, Guardianship and Trust Committee||Chair||1998 - 2000|
|National Business Institute Seminar||Legal Ethics Update||2013|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||1982|
|Duke University||Philosophy||Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Solo Practitioners||Probate in a Nutshell||2013|
|Probate Boot Camp||Reopening Estates, When How and Why?||2012|
|Probate Boot Camp||Probating Insolvent and Bankrupt Estates||2012|
|How to Handle Difficult Cases||Professional Ethics Update||2012|