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Diane Carol Bass

also known as Diane Bass

About me

Ms. Bass has handled thousands of criminal cases. The charges on these cases have included federal crimes, drug crimes, DUI as well as sex offenses, fraud, theft crimes, and white collar crimes among others. She has obtained multiple not guilty verdicts, countless dismissals and amazing deals for her clients. Ms. Bass handles every type of criminal case. She handles the most serious felonies in state and federal court as well as all misdemeanor cases. There is no case too large or too small for her to handle. Each client is extremely important to Ms. Bass. She will give you her full attention. She will be there to answer your questions and she will fight for you until she obtains the results you are after. Ms. Bass will represent you or your loved one as if you were a member of her own family.

Ms. Bass is one of the few Orange County Criminal Defense Attorneys who specializes in Federal Criminal cases. Ms. Bass has handled every type of federal criminal case. She currently serves as one of the distinguished individuals who receives appointments on federal cases directly from the United States District Court. This is a tremendous honor reserved only for the best Federal Criminal Defense practitioners in the country.

Ms. Bass represents clients in all of the courts in at the Orange County including the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana, The United States District Court in Santa Ana, The Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, The West Justice Center in Westminster, The North Justice Center in Fullerton and The Lamoreaux Justice Center in Orange, California. She also practices at all of the courts in Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside Counties.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a crime or are being investigated for a crime, it is critical that you obtain the best possible representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney at the earliest possible stage of the case. An experienced criminal defense attorney can assist you from the moment of your arrest starting with the issue of bail and will be there with you every step of the way. Your attorney will be there for you through arraignment, pretrial negotiations, to determine whether any of your constitutional rights have been violated by law enforcement and present those issues to the court. She will either take your case to trial or work out the best possible resolution for your case. If you have not yet been charged with a crime but you are under investigation, now is the time to contact an attorney. Our goal is always to get the best possible results for you under the circumstances.


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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 48%
    18 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 47%
    25 years
  3. Sex Crime: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Staycie Renee Sena

    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.


    Staycie Sena Criminal defense Attorney
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  • David Robert Cohn

    Ms. Bass is an excellent attorney in and out of the courtroom and a highly skilled trial attorney.


    David Cohn Federal crime Attorney
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Contact info

100 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 520
Irvine, CA, 92618


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ScholarshipSouthwestern University School of Law1990
Dean's Honor ListSouthwestern University School of Law1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Diane C. Bass1997 - Present
Deputy Alternate DefenderOrange County Alternate Defender's Office1996 - 1997
AttorneyDiCaro, D'Antony et. al.1992 - 1993
Legal InternMGM Pathe1991 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Constitutional Law FoundationMock Trial Coach2011 - Present
William P. Gray Legion Lex American Inn of Courtmember2011 - Present
Orange County Jewish Bar Associationmember2010 - Present
Orange County Women Lawyers Associationmember2009 - Present
Federal Bar Association Orange CountyMember2009 - Present
UC Irvine School of the ArtsDean's Leadership Counsel Member2007 - Present
California Public Defenders AssociationmemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersmemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationmemberN/A
Families Against Mandatory MinimumsmemberN/A
South Orange County Bar AssociationPresident2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
USA v. ClientCase Dismissed
USA v. ClientCase dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
www.thedefensediva.blogspot.comWhat Recourse2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Southwestern University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
University of California - IrvineN/AOther - Bachelors1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
South Orange County Bar AssociationHow Social Media Can be Used Against Our Clients2014
North Orange County Bar AssociationWhat Every Criminal Lawyer Needs to Know about Federal Criminal Practice2014
University High SchoolWhen You Become 18: A Survival Guide for Teenagers2010
Bill of Rights DayBill of Rights Day2010