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Diana Elizabeth Buss

also known as Diana Elizabeth Buss-Ray

About me


Diana E. Buss is an experienced criminal defense attorney, representing clients facing misdemeanor and felony criminal charges, including probation violations, expunctions, and jail release throughout Austin, Texas, including Travis, Hays, Williamson, Caldwell, and Bastrop counties.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    5 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%



Fixed (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

34 total 

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  • David Christopher Hardaway

    Diana is definitely one of the rising stars of the Criminal Defense Bar in Austin. She's smart, fearless, and most importantly truly cares about doing the best job for her clients. She will continue to be a force to be reckoned with in the Hill Country for many years to come.


    David Hardaway Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jose Luis Lopez

    I endorse this lawyer. She's strong and diligent and smart! Have seen her get great results every time!


    Jose Lopez Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Diana E. Buss

1800 Lavaca Street, Suite 109-I
Austin, TX, 78701


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 201007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2016 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2016
2015 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2015
2014 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2014
Top Contributor Criminal DefenseAVVO2013
2013 Client's Choice AwardAVVO2013
Pro Bono Service AwardHays County Bar Association2013
Certificate of CompletionTexas Criminal Defense Association2012
CALI Award for Excellence - Advanced Writing for the CourtsUniversity of Tulsa College of Law2009
Dean's ListTexas State University - San Marcos2003
Dean's ListTexas State University - San Marcos2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney At LawThe Law Office of Diana E. Buss2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyMorales & Navarrete2011 - 2013
Associate AttorneyDavid K. Sergi & Associates, PC2011 - 2011
Contract AttorneyContract Attorney2010 - 2011
Judicial InternJudicial Intern2008 - 2009
Litigation ParalegalWilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Williamson County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2011 - Present
Hays County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Austin Young Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember2010 - Present
Texas Young Lawyers AssociationMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Injury to a ChildNot Guilty
Felony Sexual Assault of a Child and Indeceny with a ChildNot Guilty on Sexual Assault of a Child and a Mistrial 8 to 4 not guilty on Indeceny with a Child
DWI .081Dismissed; Refiled as Obstruction of a Passageway
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Publication nameTitleDate
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Austin Young Lawyers Trial AcademyCriminal DefenseCriminal Defense2013
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Texas State University-San MarcosLegal Studies - Paralegal ProgramMA - Masters2006
Texas State University-San MarcosCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career Day as a LawyerLife as an Attorney2013