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Diana S. Velez Harris

Family Attorney at West Springfield, MA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Diana I. Sorrentini-Velez


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About Diana

Learn Diana’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Family
    70%
    Mediation, Conciliation, Limited Assistance Representation and Litigation regarding all Family Law Matters, including, but not limited to, Divorce, Custody, Modification, Contempt, Annulment, Separation, Child Support, and Guardianships.

    20 years

  2. Litigation
    20%
    General Civil Litigation, including, but not limited to, personal injury, contract dispute, contract enforcement, and consumer protection.

    20 years

  3. Education
    10%
    Representing children/parents seeking an IEP or 504 Plan against their school.

    20 years

I assist my clients in all areas of family law, family law mediation, collaborative law, civil litigation, and special education law.

I am admitted to the State of Connecticut Bar, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar, the Federal District Court of Massachusetts, and the Federal District Court of Connecticut, and am a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association and the Hampden County Bar Association.

Specialties

Domestic Relations, Domestic Relations Mediation, Domestic Relations, Conciliation, Collaborative Law, Civil Litigation, and Special Education Law

Licensed for 20 years
State MA
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 12/17/2011
State CT
Status Active
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/28/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Diana

Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty
776 Westfield Street
Suite 100
West Springfield, MA, 01089

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!!
I was in an emotionally abusive relationship with a compulsive liar and Diana gave me the strong counsel I needed. She is phenomenal and made the entire process bearable for me. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2014
Very impressed with attorney Sorrentini-Velez!
I went through many attorneys until I found a really good one! Attorney Sorrentini-Velez has been very effective and I'm so impressed with her. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a very good family law/ divorce attorney.

Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-300 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Johnson, Sclafani & Moriarty
  • 2016 - Present
  • Instructor of Various Family Law and Special Education Courses
  • Holyoke Community College
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Marien & Hodge, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2016
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Elms College
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Cooley, Shrair P.C.
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Kathryn Parakilas
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • MA Superior Court
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • New England School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Associations

  • Hampshire County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Massachusetts Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Connecticut Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hampden County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Gray House
  • Board Member - Board Secretary
  • 2008 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Forty under 40
  • Business West
  • 2008

Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Pre & Postnuptial Agreements
  • Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
  • 2016
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Family Law - divorce and paternity overview
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Diana
Family Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Diana is one of the most intelligent, skilled, compassionate attorneys I know. She is fully invested in every case, and represents her clients with zeal and passion. I have referred several clients to her, knowing they will be in excellent hands. She has a great deal of experience and knowledge of the law."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read Attorney Sorrentini-Velez answers to questions on the Avvo website and have found her answers to be thoughtful and knowledgeable as to the law."
Family Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Sorrentini-Velez is an outstanding Family Law attorney with an exceptional reputation. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
Family Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Sorrentini-Velez is knowledgeable and hardworking. I would recommend her to clients looking for a family law attorney in western Massachusetts."