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Diana Elizabeth Buss

Criminal defense Attorney at Austin, TX

4.9   60 reviews
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  • Licensed for 13 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

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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.


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The Law Office of Diana E. Buss

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  60 customer reviews
Posted by cedric | February 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!!
Mrs Dianna was very helpful in my case. Hired her for my DWI case. Mrs Buss was very responsive and communicative with me. She took my case with care and delivered me the best outcome i could wish for!!!! She got my case dismissed!! I hired her for another case!Thank you so much!!! I would greatly recommend you to anyone. Keep up the amazing work!
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Posted by Katherine | February 16, 2019
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Looking for an exceptional attorney???
Mrs. Buss is the kindest lawyer, will fight for justice..I know she has gone out of her way to help me and people I know..
Posted by CHRIS | May 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DIANE IS A GENIUS & DELIVERS THE WIN ON A DWI CASE
Diana took my case and made it disappear into thin air. I caught a dwi in the same year I was graduating. Figures. Cops told me I was speeding down lamar. I believe this to be untrue. Diane PROVED IT TO THE PROSECUTION within less than a YEARS TIME. DIANE IM STILL WONDERING HOW YOU DID THIS? I wasnt drunk technically speaking. Great things to know about her she is always in touch if you need her! I didnt bother her because I always knew she was working hard on my case! I thought I was for sure getting probation and my license suspended. none of those happened when I hired DIANA BUSS! #FACTS SHE IS THE GREATEST LAWYER I have worked with lawyers on different cases when I was younger which I worried because the state always tries to make a case by painting individual's as bad people because of dismissed priors that may have nothing to do with the current case but she assured me none of this was a problem but always very straight forward with me and she delivered a win on my case and I couldn't be any happier right now. Thank you so much Diana! DONT HESITATE TO CALL HER OFFICE AND HIRE HER YOU WONT REGRET GETTING A PRIVATE LAWYER OF HER CALIBER! SHE IS INCREDIBLE.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
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Very patient , understanding and gets results!
Diana was very patient and listens very well. I had a bad marriage and understood from the start I was not at fault. She got me results after firing another lawyer that was failing to represent me . She was able to get both a dismissal and an expungement. Diana is compassionate , but I am amazed at her ability and thoroughness to do what she states she will do. If anyone needs a lawyer and their spouse or significant other has spitefully falsely accused you, Diana is the lawyer on your side ! A million thanks and God bless!
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Posted by Ivan | November 25, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer
I’m so satisfied with her services If you are in Austin Texas don’t think twice to hired her best in town and affordable.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
She was very helpful with my DWI and felony cases. She worked with the prosecutor to dismiss the felony and did her best to avoid any unjust proceedings from the DWI case. Thank you!
Posted by Justin | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super fast and super helpful!
From the start Diana worked hard to get my case taken care of. Highly recommend!
Posted by Jesse | June 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shine Bright
I Would highly recommend Diana. She is by far the best lawyer I've ever dealt with. When I couldn't see any light at the end of the tunnel ..there she was shedding light on my dark situation. Thank you Diana. Keep up the good work !!
Posted by Sandra | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mental health related felony dismissed
Diana Buss was fabulous. She is concerned about clients and is very knowledgeable in aspects of law. She responded in a timely manner, if there were questions she found the answer. My son could have gone to prison or mental institution do to the charges and negligence of local mental faculties. She works really hard and doesn’t give up She is very personal and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to anyone
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific Representation!!!
Unfortunately, I have a knack for behaving badly, and have had to hire a few criminal defense attorneys over the years. Diana is the best I've hired. She has represented me on three occasions, and was able to negotiate NO JAIL TIME, NO PROBATION all three times! She answers her phone when I call her and wastes no time doing what she promises to do. Her compassion and understanding make the entire process as stress free as one could hope for. I was most impressed with her ability to convince the judge and DA to accept her suggested course of action. She is smart, charming, and persuasive and she knows her stuff. Hopefully I've finally learned my lesson, but if I didn't, she will be the first one I call.
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Posted by Shoupeng | November 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Good layer
Very good and professional. Helped dismiss my speeding ticket. The only thing is lawyer may be very busy. Sometimes, could not reply my email in time.
Posted by David | October 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Eternal Debt of Gratitude
I cannot speak highly enough of Diana and the guidance she has given me as I navigated three criminal charges in Williamson County. She was always available when needed, responsive to concerns and questions, and above all painted realistic expectations on how my felony and misdemeanor charges would be resolved. I reached out to Diana at quite possibly the lowest point in my life where my criminal charges would have lasting impact on my family relationships and work goals. Through her patience and expertise, my cases were settled in the best possible way as to not create more collateral damage in my life. I did wrong by breaking the law in the first place, but my life started to turn around thanks to Diana's guidance and representation. I am eternally grateful to her. If you are researching representation, stop looking and just call her. Thank you, Diana.
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Posted by Donna | September 7, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superior Legal Counselor
Diana Buss is a legal genius, I contacted her and she listened to my concerns and promised to address them immediately. She works fast and is very professional and knowledgeable. I feel my legal needs are in good hands and feel confident in recommending her for your legal needs.
Posted by Edward | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
D.W.I Case Dismissed
First off I’d like to thank Diana E Buss for all that she’s done for me and my state of mind my life is in a much better place because of you thank you thank you thank you for working hard for me and getting my case dismissed and what really help me was being able to pay over the phone she was very professional and knowledgeable about what I was going through she also couched me on what I needed to do to make everything look good in my favor all the classes I should take before my court date and guess what it ALL worked!. So if your reading this review and wondering if you should hire Diana stop reading now and just hire her believe me you won’t regret it she is the best.
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Response from Diana Buss September 6, 2018
Thanks!!
Posted by LAWRENCE | September 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
ASSAULT BI
MRS. DIANA E. BUSS I CONTACTED HER THROUGH A VETERAN FRIEND THAT GAVE ME HER PHONE NUMBER THAT SHE HELP HIM ON A DWI FELONY CASE AND GOT HIM PROBATION. MRS. BUSS WAS EXCELLENT ON MY REPRESENTATION TO FILE ANY MOTION'S & ORDER TO THE COURT JUDGE AND TO THE D/A. ON MY ASSAULT BI CASE AND GOT ME PROBATION. I WOULD RECOMMEND AS BEING WORTHY HONESTY TO RECOMMENDABLE ANY PERSON. I WILL ALLWAYS BE VERY THANKFUL FOR HER BEING THERE FOR ME AND MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS HER .
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2018
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Helpful
Diana was great! I was facing a pending felony for assault of a public servant and DWI conviction. This was my first time ever being in trouble with the law, so naturally I was terrified. Diana made the process a lot easier by staying in communication with me and explaining everything that happened or was going to happen. She was very honest and to the point, which is exactly what I needed in a lawyer. In the end, she was able to dismiss my felony and I took the DWI conviction. Diana is friendly, thorough, and overall a great lawyer!
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Posted by John | July 28, 2018
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Expungement
I contacted Diana via Avvo and requested to consult with her regarding an expungement of two cases that resulted from the same arrest. Diana was one of the few attorneys to respond in a timely fashion, and also one of the few attorneys whom responded directly (instead of using their office staff to do so). Furthermore, some of the others were 2x the amount quoted by Diana. The level of personal interaction and also the cost made me select Diana as my attorney with no second thoughts. Diana was communicative through the entire process - keeping in touch via e-mail or text message about the progress. The amount of time from our first contact till the actual expungement was 12 weeks. This included me making a decision, making the 2 installment payments, her gathering the paperwork, waiting for the hearing to be set, etc. We actually never had to meet in person since this was simply an expungement. I was also not required to appear for the hearing. Regardless, that did not make me feel any less of a client. I now have a clean record and will recommend Diana Buss to any of my friends and family in need of a criminal defense attorney!
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Posted by Manny | July 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer
Amazing Lawyer. Diana Buss is one of the best lawyers you can find in Austin, TX. She helped me dissmiss a couple of cases and also exponge a case. I have recommended her to other friends and she has been able to help them out as well. She is a very reasonable person and is able to work with you financially. Great personality and always on track with everything. I would highly recommend her.
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Posted by Corey | July 3, 2018
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Life changing
Through my life I meet alot of people that say they will go to bat for you but don't want to put in the work. Diana was different, she was on top of everything I needed to do proffesionally but also developed into a great friend. She was my attorney during having her first child and it amazes me that she was still able to create such lasting change in my life. I have since resolved all my legal trouble and am on a path to a better life. Thank you , Diana Buss.
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Posted by ▪Ryan▪ | May 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
With the help of Diana
Around novermber of 2017 i hired Diana for help w a probation case. We went over all the different options and i also got to explain to her more less what it was i wanted to do. From what i was going to get sentenced Diana ended up getting me down to a little less the half the time i was looking at. Which was exactly what we talked about. When in jail there was a misunderstanding on my release date. I called her let her know what was going on and she got it all figered out within a few days. She is a very great lawyer and i would recommend her for others needing help a a court room
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney At Law
  • The Law Office of Diana E. Buss
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Morales & Navarrete
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Associate Attorney
  • David K. Sergi & Associates, PC
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Contract Attorney
  • Contract Attorney
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Judicial Intern
  • Judicial Intern
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • 2005 - 2007
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Education

  • Austin Young Lawyers Trial Academy
  • Criminal Defense
  • 2013
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • MA - Masters
  • 2006
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Assault/Strangulation Family Violence
  • Dismissed
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Dismissed
  • Assault Family Violence
  • Dismissed
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Associations

  • Williamson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Austin Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Austin Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Lawyers Of Distinction Nominee
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Top 1% Nominee
  • Distinguished Justice Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40 Nominee
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 2018 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2018
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top-Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 2018 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top-Rated Lawyer
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 2016 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 2015 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 2014 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • 2013 Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Hays County Bar Association
  • 2013
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Texas Criminal Defense Association
  • 2012
  • CALI Award for Excellence - Advanced Writing for the Courts
  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • 2009
  • Dean's List
  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • 2003
  • Dean's List
  • Texas State University - San Marcos
  • 2002
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Preparing for and Recovering from Disaster, Canyon, Texas.
  • Attendee: Preparing for and Recovering from Disaster
  • 2019
  • ACDLA Annual Ethics Part 1
  • Attendee: ACDLA Annual Ethics Part 1
  • 2019
  • Best of Advanced Criminal Law 2018
  • Attendee: Best of Advanced Criminal Law 2018
  • 2018
  • Career Day as a Lawyer
  • Life as an Attorney
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (35)
Given (44)
Endorse Diana
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Diana is a smart lawyer who knows what to do to put her client in a good light."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She's strong and diligent and smart! Have seen her get great results every time!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Diana is resourceful and passionate about helping others. She really engages her clients and their personal situation to help them attain the best outcomes."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She gives answers that cut to the chase and are easy to understand."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Buss in the competitive field of criminal defense law in Austin, Texas. She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her clients. Diana goes the extra mile in order to make sure no stone is left un-turned. Great lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Truly excellent lawyer. Well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Diana is a great attorney. She takes each and every case seriously and puts the time in to handle it right. She is always accessible and on time to appointments/court. I know Diana will be a huge success with her new firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is an exceptional attorney with a keen understanding of complex legal issues and a dedication to client service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Buss consistently provides insightful and helpful advice. Her knowledge and diligence are clearly evident. I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Buss has proved herself as effective and competent in the areas of criminal defense. Her defeating of sexual assault charges is absolute evidence of her tenacity and preparation for trial. I recommend and endorse Ms. Diana Buss."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Caring practitioner, zealous advocate whom you would be lucky to have represent you."
Family Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer as she consistently offers sound advice in the community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Buss-Ray is a great choice for representation. She is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Diana is a breath of fresh air in the Criminal Defense Bar in Travis County. She is bright, well versed in the law and down to earth. I have seen her charm her way to a great result and be willing to fight hard if Plan A does not work. You will not find a finer young lawyer working in Travis County as a criminal defense attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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