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Diana Lee Mercer

Diana Lee Mercer

Practice areas:

Mediation, Marriage & Prenuptials, Divorce & Separation, Family

About Me

Diana Mercer, Esq. is an Attorney-Mediator and the founder of Peace Talks Mediation Services in Los Angeles, California ( A veteran litigator, she now devotes her practice solely to mediation. Outgoing and down-to-earth, she makes clients and attorneys feel at ease in solving family and divorce disputes.  She is the co-author of Your Divorce Advisor:  A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide You Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorce (Fireside 2001).  She’s an Advanced Practitioner Member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is admitted to practice law in California, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and before the Supreme Court of the United States.


Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Mediation: 80%
    26 years, 4 thousand cases
  2. Marriage & Prenuptials: 10%
    26 years, 400 cases
  3. Family: 5%
    26 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    26 years



Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Warren Robert Shiell

    I endorse this lawyer's work. She is one of the smartest attorneys I know and her practice -Peace-Talks - is a model for mediation of family law matters in Los Angeles. I highly recommend Diana who wishes to resolve matters cooperatively in a mediation context.


    Warren Shiell Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Divorce Mediation Family Law

Peace Talks Mediation Svcs
8055 W Manchester Ave #201
Los Angeles, CA, 90293


NYCurrently registered 200403/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Make Mine a Million $ BusinessCount Me In2006
American Jurisprudence Award (Torts)AmJur1988

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Supervising Research AttorneyLos Angeles Superior Court2000 - 2001
Managing PartnerNoyes & Mercer, PC1993 - 2000
AssociateParrett Porto Parese1989 - 1993
AssociateSchwartz, Engelman & Greer1988 - 1989

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution SectionChair2006 - Present
Association for Conflict ResolutionAdvanced Practitioner2000 - Present
California Bar Associationmember1999 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar Associationmember1999 - Present
American Bar Associationmember1985 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Alyce Lowe vs. Robert LoweSuccessful appeal, Reported case
Marina Lussier vs. Philip LussierReported case, Successful defense of appeal

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Publication NameTitleDate
Your Divorce Advisor: A Lawyer and a Psychologist Guide you Through the Legal and Emotional Landscape of Divorcebook2001

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana Univ Bloomington SOLN/AlawN/A
Indiana UnivN/AundergraduateN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Indiana University School of LawAdvanced Mediation2009
American Bar Association Dispute Resolution SectionPractice Development2008