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Diane Toscano

Criminal defense Attorney at Virginia Beach, VA

4.8   31 reviews
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
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About Diane

Learn Diane’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Diane represents clients in federal and state courts charged with criminal offenses, including but not limited to, murder, charges related to corruption, drugs, guns, DUI, assault or other violent offenses, probation violations, and property crimes.

    19 years

  2. Personal injury
    40%
    Diane handles all types of personal injury cases, including accidents, property damage, and wrongful death.

    19 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    20%
    Diane handles Title IX cases and other college legal problems, having represented clients in university employment actions as well as serving as past counsel to one university’s campus police force.

    19 years

When your future is on the line, you want an experienced litigator sitting next to you – a steady hand guiding you through the process. I'm happy to assist you.

Diane Toscano, Esq. is a former state prosecutor. Her tough yet respectful style in the courtroom, refined from years of experience and training, is apparent to her clients, judges, and other attorneys. 

Diane started her career in 2006 as a prosecutor in the Virginia Beach Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where she prosecuted hundreds of criminal cases ranging from traffic offenses and DUIs to robberies and violent crimes, both before judges and juries.

Diane then joined the law firm of Abrons, Fasanaro, & Sceviour practicing in criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. Before Diane started her own practice, she worked for Zoby, Broccoletti, & Normile where she continued to zealously represent clients in a variety of legal matters. Diane has mentored under the top defense attorneys in Hampton Roads, and it shows. Diane is focused on achieving the best outcome for her clients and has an outstanding track record.

Diane focuses on federal and state criminal defense, divorce and custody, Title IX and other civil litigation. From multi-million dollar divorces to murder trials to university complaints, Diane has become one of the go-to attorneys in tough situations. She practices frequently in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the surrounding Hampton Roads area.

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Location

Toscano Law Group
1244 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 443
Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2022
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Incredible Service
As a victim advocate in the criminal justice system for over 19 years, I found myself as a victim, being falsely accused by someone of domestic abuse for their own personal gain. I never imagined being in this situation. Diane and her team at Toscano Law were very compassionate, understanding and responsive. Diane is not only an incredibly competent attorney; she is an advocate, who navigated me through this very difficult and stressful time. Her interpersonal skills are 2nd to none. I hope that I made the victims whom I advocated for feel half as confident and safe as Diane made me feel.
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Posted by Tori | January 26, 2022
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Above and BEYOND!
I know everyone thinks they have a hard divorce and custody battle , but mine was awful. I had so many twists and turns, it was emotional and hard. There were also so many variables with military, custody, property that the task of handling it all was daunting! I relied on Diane and her group to guide me and they went above and beyond. I called crying angry and sad and they listened and helped in all ways they could. When I say I am so grateful to this team , I’m saying Inwish there was a better word than grateful! Thanks y’all, I appreciate everything!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2022
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She is the Best
I recommend any one to hire Ms. Diane Toscano for there lawyer. She help me out a whole lot with a serious case!!!!!! She is a 5 star lawyer!!!!!
Posted by Christina | January 5, 2022
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Outstanding Criminal Defense from Diane.
Diane and her team were outstanding in defending my husband in his criminal jury trial. I would recommend her to everyone seeking an experienced attorney who gets the job done. Thanks for all your help.
Posted by Susanne | December 13, 2021
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Case Dismissed!
Ms. Toscano is professional, compassionate, personable, effective, and who you want on your side. My traffic matter was dismissed. I couldn’t be happier with Ms. Toscano’s representation.
Posted by Julianne | December 10, 2021
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Best Attorney
Diane Toscano is highly recommended. She was hired for my divorce, her performance and intelligence in the courtroom was astounding. She was just a phone call, text or email away from every question, or concern during the whole process of my case. Always extremely prompt and professional and went above and beyond. She is very professional and cares about her client's rights.
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Posted by Tylesha | August 11, 2021
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Divorce
Mrs Toscano help me when I was so distressed about my divorce. She provided the legal advice and care I needed to gain me complete victory and justice in my divorce. I’m happy and blessed to have found her to be trusted, honorable, successful. Thank you, Mrs Toscano
Posted by Kyle | April 14, 2021
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Kyle Brown
Very reliable I suggest her to all! I really recommend Diane Toscano she helped me so much with my case and kept me updated throughout the process until everything was taken care of. My case was dismissed and she is very serious about making her clients comfortable. I was confident she would do what she said she would as she did. Toscano Law Group is your best bet.
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Posted by Harry | November 20, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Diane was highly recommended to us and we highly recommend her also. She is an accomplished and skilled attorney. Our case was a "wrongful accusation/mistaken identity" case, and Diane was there at every turn to explain what needed to be done and did it! She and her entire staff are proficient and efficient and always returned phone calls and messages quickly. We were never in the dark or kept waiting. Can't thank her enough.
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Posted by Vicky | November 11, 2020
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Diane Toscano and her brilliant staff not only fought for me but believed in me!
Diane Toscano and her staff ( her brilliant staff) was just a phone call, text or email away from every question, or concern during the whole process of my case. Always extremely prompt and professional and went above and beyond. RECOMMEND 1000% for any legal need she does it all! Myself as well as my family are extremely grateful for her professionalism, empathy and you pursuit for justice...If justice is what you seek her firm is the only attorney on my book
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Posted by Oryan | November 6, 2020
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Great Attorney!
I was in a very tight situation, I mean one that who have landed me in jail for a while and would have ruined my life, as well my family. I can’t thank you enough for all your help and awesome presence in the courtroom. She was well prepared and very knowledgeable. That’s again Ms Toscano for keep me calm and exceeding my expectations and kept me out of jail. One of the best if you find yourself in need of an excellent attorney please call Ms Toscano you won’t be disappointed! Again thank you! OJ
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Posted by Cade | October 26, 2020
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Truly one of the best lawyers!
After our first consultation, I was completely confident Diane Toscano's was absolutely the best fit for my case, The level of attentiveness was truly remarkable. Her tenacious drive, paired with her extensive experience truly makes her stand out as one of the best.
Posted by Deborah | October 20, 2020
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2-falony charges w/in 8 mo, get dropped w/in 18 mo.
I was referred to Diania Toscano by one of recently retired VB highest ranking prosecutors. [STORY SHORT in ALL CAPS.] My 34 yr-old daughter was arrested & CHARGED with a FALONY for POSSESION early 2019 (alone on a traffic stop by 2 SUV police who hassled her repeatedly asking why "she looks so by nervous" until she told them "you can search my vehicle, I have nothing to hide", believing that was so, forgetting about a couple of old Adderall pills in bottom of makeup bag in the car.) TOSCANO GOT CHARGES DROPPED. Before getting to that court date (Oct 2019), during 2020 Labor Day weekend she was a passenger, in the middle of someone else's traffic stop, in Norfolk this time. The driver was found carrying a gun w/o his permit, back seat passenger was smoking pot & she, front seat passenger asleep & unaware - was caught, again, with a couple of anxiety pills w/o Rx. (Side note: of the three, she was the only one arrested.) …and CHARGED WITH FALONY POSSESSION. Probation period extended to the beginning of the COVID-19 breakout in the US, so court date kept getting postponed -- until one year after arrest, week after 2020 Labor Day (after completing a few court-ordered steps) TOSCANO GOT CHARGES DROPPED.
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Posted by Bernard person | September 17, 2020
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The best of all time!
Hi, I just want to take the time out and really really thank you mrs, Toscano! Not only are you beautiful on the outside but inside as well your performance and intelligence in the courtroom was unbelievable and me and my wife soon to be ms niswonger couldn’t be more satisfied then we are today I promise when I tell you guys I’m not just saying this I’m a witness to her work I never saw a attorney work the way she did in the courtroom for me and my fiancé. She’s very understanding caring and really gets the job done thank you a Million times mrs, toscano I recommend anyone I mean anyone that’s in legal trouble to hire you you’re more then worth it. Team toscano
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Posted by Angela | September 6, 2020
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Best attorney Diane Toscano
Best attorney Diane Toscano, we hired attorney Toscano...She went above and beyond my expectations...I would recommend her to all friends and family... Attorney Toscano did the impossible I am grateful.
Posted by Crystal | July 20, 2020
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Reliable, Trustworthy & Quality Attorney!
Mrs. Toscano worked very diligently and professionally to get results that exceeded our expectations. She was very knowledgeable about the case that we brought to her. Throughout the process we were very comfortable that she was working to ensure a positive outcome. Not only would we retain her services in the future but we also recommend her to friends and family.
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Posted by Tim | July 18, 2020
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Awesome
Mrs Toscano was nothing short of amazing throughout my case! I was dealing with a violation of good behavior with new charges and we had one goal in mind and she nailed it. Kept me out of jail and we got the resolve I need to continue living my life. I would highly recommend Mrs Toscano. Very personable and showed true care in anything I asked her and she helped me alleviate any worries I had leading up to my court date.
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Posted by Christopher | April 6, 2020
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Best Divorce Lawyers
Diane Toscano and Molly Bricker are absolutely top notch lawyers! Unfortunately, I’ve seen the inside of many law offices and even more courtrooms. Hands down - these two ladies are ABSOLUTELY THE BEST by far. Don’t let their size or looks fool you; they delivered for me the results I needed in only a few short months. I wish I had switched to them long ago (instead of paying much larger firms their much steeper hourly rates without receiving the value I expected or deserved). How were they able to do it? By not only being smart about the law, but more importantly by listening to their client! They took the time to really understand my needs and then were willing to advocate a more difficult argument which succeeded brilliantly! I am very thankful these two argued my case so zealously. Ladies, please keep delivering the fantastic customer service!
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Posted by Robert | February 20, 2020
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She's a Winner!!
Diane and her team are some of the most amazing, caring lawyers out there. I have known her and her colleagues both as a colleague and as a client. I can't say enough good things. Honest, reliable, professional, and get the job done. They helped us with multiple issues and did it fast and in an effective way. BY WINNING!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
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Diane P. Toscano
I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you for all you have done to help me and my family through such difficult times. It was such a relief to know we had you on our case. From day one of our very first encounter, you treated me and my family as if we were your own. Our first encounter was a pro bono situation. Seeing you in action then let me know that if I ever needed an attorney, I knew exactly who to call. Unfortunately, that time came and I knew that we had a chance at winning with you by our side, and fortunately for us, this proved to be true. I realize that the cases you have assisted my family with have not been the easiest cases to deal with, and that you were required to spend long hours researching and putting your presentation together. It is for this that I thank you. You treated me just as well, if not better, than your more prestigious clients. In fact, I was not prepared for the kindness and consideration I received from you and your good staff. It was not all “business” with you, it was something more personal. This made me feel secure in you handling our case. Your dedication, your attention to detail and diligence made this all possible and helped us to come out as winners in every situation. You and your staff believed in my family's situation, and did not leave my side, but remained steadfast through it all without judgement. Here's to hoping we will never need an attorney again, but thankful knowing you are who you are and do what you do best, GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR YOUR CLIENTS. I cannot say enough, how grateful and thankful me and my family are to you always.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Toscano Law Group
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Zoby, Broccoletti, and Normile, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Attorney
  • Abrons, Fasanaro, & Sceviour
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Commonwealth Attorney's Office City of Virginia Beach
  • 2006 - 2009
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Education

  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Meredith College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003
  • American University
  • Foreign Policy Program
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. W. Williams, June 29, 2020, Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Not Guilty on Involuntary Manslaughter & Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • Commonwealth v. M. Robinson, May 25, 2017, Norfolk Circuit Court, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Not Guilty on First Degree Murder

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2007 - 2008

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Influential Women of Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2022
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 40 under 40
  • Inside Business Magazine
  • 2008

Publications

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Cohabitation/Domestic Partnerships: What Legal Protections Exist Under Virginia Law
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • CLE
  • Advanced Family Law
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (11)
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Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Diane, whose work I became familiar with through my position as a law clerk. Diane is punctual, organized, and a well-respected litigator in the area. She is a strong advocate for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Diane is highly regarded in the legal community. Not only is her knowledge of the law readily apparent, she always has a strategy to meet each client's unique needs. Without question, I recommend Diane Toscano."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane Toscano is a fantastic attorney who aggressively protects her client's interests, is bold and smart in negotiation, and is well respected by her peers. She is excellent in the courtroom and is an excellent legal counselor."
Family Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is a fantastic lawyer. Anyone would be well served to have her as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am always impressed by Ms. Toscano's dedication to her clients and her knowledge and arguments of law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Diane is a great attorney. She does a fantastic job her for her clients and truly cares about the results she strives to achieve. She knows how to get results in and out of the courtroom and is truly one of the best."
Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Diane as a family law practitioner. She is pro-active, intelligent and approachable, and I highly recommend her as your counsel in custodial matters. You will be well-represented with her as your counsel. Cynthia Chaing"
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is a wealth of legal information. I have watched her handle complex cases with ease. A tremendous attorney who truly cares."
Probate Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have personally consulted with Diane on many matters, including wills, trusts & estates. She was knowledgeable and had answers to any questions I had. She also is up to date on law in this area and could provide me with forms should I need one."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked opposite of Diane on many cases when she was a prosecutor in Virginia Beach. She has since gone into private practice as a criminal defense attorney; and I have had the opportunity to see her fervent representation of her clients in the court room."
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Virginia Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Diane Toscano
Diane Toscano
Criminal defense Attorney
Virginia Beach, VA
Licensed for 17 years