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Experienced, Aggressive, Compassionate, Criminal Defense Attorney in Federal and State CourtMore than 20 years of Experience with Every Kind of Criminal Case
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Dean's Scholarship||Southwestern University School of Law||1990|
|Dean's Honor List||Southwestern University School of Law||1990|
|Owner||Law Office of Diane C. Bass||1997 - Present|
|Deputy Alternate Defender||Orange County Alternate Defender's Office||1996 - 1997|
|Attorney||DiCaro, D'Antony et. al.||1992 - 1993|
|Legal Intern||MGM Pathe||1991 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Constitutional Law Foundation||Mock Trial Coach||2011 - Present|
|William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Court||member||2011 - Present|
|Orange County Jewish Bar Association||member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Women Lawyers Association||member||2009 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association Orange County||Member||2009 - Present|
|UC Irvine School of the Arts||Dean's Leadership Counsel Member||2007 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||member||N/A|
|Orange County Bar Association||member||N/A|
|Families Against Mandatory Minimums||member||N/A|
|South Orange County Bar Association||President||2006 - 2007|
|USA v. Client||Case Dismissed|
|USA v. Client||Case dismissed|
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|Southwestern Univ SOL||N/A||law||1991|
|Univ of California Irvine||N/A||undergraduate||1983|
|South Orange County Bar Association||How Social Media Can be Used Against Our Clients||2014|
|North Orange County Bar Association||What Every Criminal Lawyer Needs to Know about Federal Criminal Practice||2014|
|University High School||When You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers||2010|
|Bill of Rights Day||Bill of Rights Day||2010|
Posted by anonymous
Diane has save me twice. Once in a Federal case that spanned from 1996 to 2001, and the second time in 2005. I consider her to be my Good Luck Charm. Although I am completely ignorant of Criminal Law, Diane was always there to talk to me and keep me informed. She also prevented me, on several occasions, from making a big mistake with my dealings of my criminal problems.
Her fees are fair, and she never ‘nickel and dimed’ me like my civil lawyers always do.
If Diane says she is a good fit for your case - use her. If she does not consider herself to be a good fit, she will refer you out.
Posted by G
Diane Bass is truly an amazing person. She saved my life and I could not be more thankful. The fact that Diane took my case which was a federal case and saved me from hell especially because I was innocent and she believed in me immediately. Diane is honest, loyal and a hard worker. She fought for me and was there for me when I had no one. I trust Diane completely and would recommend her to ANYONE!! If Diane had not come into my life I do not know where I would be today, she knows what she is doing as a lawyer and more important when she says she is going to do something she does it. I have never met a person in my life like Diane. Also the fact that I wasn't even a resident of the United States made my case more difficult. Diane took control of my case and made sure all the real facts about me came through.
Diane got me my full release on a very serious case and to this day she remains to be someone very special in my life. I do believe she was sent to me for a reason and again like I said before without Diane I do not know where I would be right now.
After I was released I went through some serious trauma and post traumatic stress and she still continued to stand beside and be support for me. I adore her extremely and am very thankful for her thus why I believe she was my angel.
Staycie Sena, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ms. Bass is a highly competent attorney with experience in both state and federal courts. She has a keen analysis of legal issues and is one of the most compassionate attorneys I have ever come across. I fully endorse her.