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Diane Ferrone

Criminal defense Attorney at New York, NY

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2002
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Diane

Learn Diane’s areas of practice.

Diane Ferrone specializes in criminal defense. She has handled a wide variety of criminal matters throughout New York City, in both state and federal court. She has represented clients charged with various crimes, including racketeering, narcotics, robbery, murder, fraud, financial crimes, and many others

In November 2015, Diane and co-counsel made front page news when they obtained a full acquittal for their client charged with racketeering, murder and extortion in the "Lufthansa Heist" case following a four week jury trial in New York federal court.


Diane’s clients describe her as dedicated, determined and hard working. Her passion for criminal defense is evident in her devotion to her clients and her zealous representation of them. Whether it’s a midnight arraignment or weekend prison visit, Diane is known to go above and beyond for her clients. She provides personalized attention to all her clients and treats each case with care and compassion. Her combination of book and street smarts make her a worthy and feared adversary. Diane delivers top quality representation at affordable prices.

Diane has worked on several high profile matters, including cases associated with the Bernard L Madoff Ponzi scheme and the Boston Marathon Bombing.

She is also regularly hired by other lawyers to write court briefs, sentencing memoranda and appellate briefs. Her excellent writing distinguishes her from other criminal defense attorneys.


Diane, a native New Yorker, has practiced law in New York for over 12 years. She attended SUNY Binghamton, where she graduated with honors. She went to the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, PA. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable Jay C. Waldman, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Diane is a member of the NYS Bar Association, the criminal law committee of the New York City Bar Association, and is admitted to practice in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.


Diane Ferrone
1745 Broadway
17th Fl
New York, NY, 10019

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Posted by anonymous | May 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Dedicated and Talented
Diane worked with me to settle a complaint which took 3.5 years from start to finish. She was very thorough and made sure that no deadlines were missed and continued to follow up and keep me updated as things progressed. She was able to negotiate a settlement far below what we had even hoped for and really went the extra mile in keeping the pressure on opposing counsel. She is sharp, intelligent, and very kind and empathetic to her clients, I wholeheartedly recommend working with her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2016
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She has your back - and you know it
If you're seeking a criminal defense lawyer, chances are, you're already in a highly stressful position. For me, finding a suitable lawyer to defend a misdemeanor was just as stressful - until I came across Diane. I knew I would work with Diane within a minute of speaking to her on the phone. She was receptive, compassionate, and ambitious. I knew Diane would defend me with every bone in her body, and it was SUCH a relief to find a support system that I could undeniably depend upon. Throughout the process (initial meeting, court appearance, follow-up), Diane was easy to reach, responsive, and kept me aware of the proceedings (in a way that I could understand). You'll not find better support. Thank you Diane!
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Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2015
Amazing - Would hire her again in a heartbeat!
Diane is amazing. Period. She represented me in a criminal case and not only managed to keep me out of jail...she even talked detectives out of arresting me as they were standing in my apartment ready to take me downtown! (and no, I'm not exaggerating - true story). Really, she was simply awesome; she always answered my calls and endless questions, dealt with all my neurotic tendencies gracefully (as I was really in a dark place mentally with everything going on), was a constant supporter and NEVER made me feel judged, which was such a gift considering how I was feeling. Hopefully I will never find myself in a similar place but if I ever did, I would hire her in a heartbeat and would absolutely recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone who needs an amazing attorney and advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2015
Diane Ferrone was my attorney on my DWI case, which she handle professionally, I never had a problem to contact her, she was getting me on time answers when I needed, she was reminding for upcoming interviews or any other issues. She is very responsive,knowledgeable and trustworthy person. I recommend Diane Ferrone for her great work!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2014
Absolute Loyalty and Dedication
Diane represented me in my criminal case with the utmost Loyalty and Dedication to my case, and went above and beyond to help me deal with such a difficult time. She visited me on weekends, took all calls, and always went the extra mile. She showed up at all my meetings and always made me feel that my interests were protected and fought for with all her energy at all times. She constantly followed up on everything without any reminders from me. She is a strong advocate for her clients, not afraid to take strong positions, and never hesitated to put me first. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2014
Dedicated to her clients.
Diane worked for me for a time during a very stressful part of my life. I found her to be very focused and very determined. She was tireless in her need to understand and do every thing possible in my situation. She answered every phone call personally and went to great measures to do her job thoroughly. She has one of the best memories I have ever known. Tell her something once, and its stored in her memory forever. She was clever and sharp in her findings. She was loyal to me, as her client, and passionate in her determination to do the best job possible. I would not only recommend her to others, but I would use her again if I ever have need of an attorney again.
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Posted by anonymous | May 29, 2014
I hired Diane for violation of probation sentencing and she is simply the BEST! She truly cares about her clients. Puts forth a serious effort to get things accomplished. Trustworthy, Personable, Hard Working and truly AWESOME! She is always available to talk to and keeps you in the loop throughout the entire process! I wish I would've hired diane for my criminal case. I will definitely be referring her if need be! Thanks Diane for no jail time and no more probation! WOOOOHOOOOO! Awesome job!
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Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2014
Everything you want in an attorney
Diane represented me in 3 related charges; 2 civil and 1 criminal. The cases took well over 2 years to be resolved and were quite rigorous at times. From start to finish Diane was highly dedicated, available, informed, professional and extremely thorough. On more than one occasion Diane accompanied me to difficult meetings where it would have been completely appropriate, and expected, for me to go alone. She was not on the clock during these meetings, rather, she was being supportive and most importantly, fanatical. Diane guided me competently through the most difficult period of my life. I truly felt like I was in the best possible hands throughout the entire process. In my opinion and given the specific circumstances that I was faced with, the outcome of my case was the best it could have been.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Offices of Diane Ferrone
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Sercarz & Riopelle
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Goldman Sachs
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Morvillo Ambramowitz
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • United States District Court, ED Pa
  • 2001 - 2002
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  • University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • State University of New York, Binghamton
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v. Vincent Asaro
  • Acquittal


  • New York City Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Attorney Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

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Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is a hardworking and talented attorney who always goes the extra mile for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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