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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Judge Pro tem Contribution||Judge Advocates Association||2012|
|Contribution||San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program||2000|
|Attorney - Owner||Law Office of Diane T. Letarte||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|North County Bar Association||Member||1999 - Present|
|Fitz v. NCR Corp., 118 Cal. App. 4th 702.||Employee Procedural win impacting ALL NCR California employee.|
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|Private informal tips document||Tips for inmate||2011|
|Walden University||Forensic Psychology||MS - Master of Science||2011|
|University of San Diego||Criminal & Business||LLM||2002|
|Thomas Jefferson SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Redlands||Business||MBA||1991|
|Florida Atlantic Univ||Computer Science||undergraduate||1979|
Posted by Richard
“Diane it was your constant reminder that I should not give-up. Again Thank You for believing in me and standing up to the hardest parole hearing I have ever had. Diane you did a
Great job and like I said you did the ‘impossible’ in getting me a GRANT!”
Posted by Michael
On June 3, 2015, I was found suitable for parole. This was no easy task being that from day one of my arrest on April 26, 1983, I consistently maintained my innocence. With that said, every attorney prior to Ms. Letarte, informed me that I would never be found suitable for parole as long as I maintained my innocence.
I contacted Ms. Letarte's office in January 2015, explaining my situation and asked if she would be willing to come visit me for possible retaining her for my upcoming Parole hearing. She visited me, heard what I had to say, and agreed to represent me.
With Ms. Letarte's brilliance and expertise on parole hearings, I was found suitable for parole! Again, despite being told that I "would never" be found suitable by other soo called attorneys. To my disappointment my fight for actually being freed after being found suitable for parole was far from over. On September 2015, two days prior to my parole grant becoming final, the Governor referred my case to the En Banc panel. On October 2015, the motion was approved by
the majority of the commissioners.
I was then scheduled for a Rescission hearing for February 5, 2016. Once again I contacted Ms. Letarte, if she would represent me at the hearing, and she did. Before and during the hearing, I was a nervous wreck, it's nothing like having someone take something away from you that you fought so hard for. But just as in the previous hearing, Ms. Letarte's impeccable skills prevailed, and my original parole grant was affirmed!
Today I am a free man after serving 32 years & 8 months for a crime “I did not commit”.
Thanks to Ms. Diane T. Letarte, MBA, LLM and her support staff. I truly am a believer in her motto which states, "It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, but the fight in the dog."
She is the real deal!!!
I am so grateful and blessed to have retained Ms. Letarte, as my attorney, and I would recommend her to anyone who is serious about regaining their freedom!
Thanks again Ms. Letarte for helping get my life back!
Michael D. V,
Posted by anonymous
We so appreciate your sincere efforts in giving us a new start. Our finances were "not" wasted. Not one cent. Your experience and expertise in this area of our need was impeccable. Would I recommend you to others? Most definitely!
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
I had the pleasure of working with Diane when I was a new attorney in California. She was an inspiring mentor and remarkable lawyer. Her passion for justice and for her clients is truly one of a kind. Lawyers have a bad reputation for being money hungry, but Diane is the polar opposite of this stereotype - putting "the cause" as number one, and being willing to sacrifice everything for her clients. If only all lawyers could be as dedicated, passionate, and selfless as Diane.
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