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About me

I am  the daughter of immigrants and became a lawyer because I wanted to help my family and families like mine.


 


My values are those ingrained by my father – serve others and do it well. So long as you do, life will be good to you. I have a deep sense of purpose and find meaning in the work that I do for my clients. I understand my clients because I see myself and my family in them, I come from a humble background and understand the fears and emotions that may run through the mind of a working class family when they face a legal problem. It is important to me that my clients feel safe and have trust in me and in the fact that I will be their fierce advocate and that they will have a voice through me. I have a passion for helping others and advocating for them because I did it all my life – helping my family navigate legal situations.


 


My upbringing gifted me with a kind heart and an ability to empathize. This is important for me because it allows me to better feel and tell my client’s story. But I also have the heart of a lion protecting her cub. When my client is in my office, he or she will feel protected and taken care of but when I am in court or facing off the other side, I am the fiercest advocate for my client.


 


All of this is what makes me the lawyer you should choose to help you. I treat my clients the way I would want my father or other family member to be treated – with dignity. You are not just a number to me. If I take your case, it is because I believe in it and I believe in you.


  


I aspire to be one of the best at what I do and I put the time into each case in order to recover maximum value for my client. I seek to have my professional reputation be that of a fierce advocate yet compassionate person. I am picky with my cases so I can give each client full attention at essential points in the case.


  


My favorite part of my job is the satisfaction in a client’s face (sometimes they cry, most of the time they give me a big hug) when their case is resolved. But I especially like when my clients (because they are so grateful) bring lunch, flowers or even handmade gifts to my office. 


 


The satisfaction of helping another cannot be measured in monetary value, it is priceless.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 70%
    7 years
  2. Employment: 20%
    7 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    7 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($200-225/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

10 total 

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  • William Thomas Tanner

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Lopez has helped take on many cases for Legal Aid since she was admitted. She is a terrific advocate and very knowledgeable.

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    William Tanner Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Mark Steven Martinez

    Last year I had the privilege of meeting Diana at one of the OC Hispanic Bar Association's functions. I did not know it, but she was president at the time, but what struck me was how down to earth and easy she was to speak with. As I got to know her better I discovered she is an excellent attorney, has helped me improve my practice immensely in a limited time, and gives much of herself to others and the community. You have made the right choice if you're represented by Diana.

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    Mark Martinez Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Diana Lopez

2090 N. Tustin Avenue
Suite 240
Santa Ana, CA, 92705

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200905/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Wally Davis ScholarshipOrange County Hispanic Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney/OwnerLaw Offices of Diana Lopez2013 - Present
PartnerDouglas, Lopez & Rumm, LLP2010 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Diana Lopez2010 - 2010
AttorneySayre & Levitt, LLP2009 - 2010
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Hispanic Bar AssociationBoard Member2010 - Present
Orange County Hispanic Bar AssociationPresident2014 - 2014
American Bar AssociationMember - Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services2014 - 2015
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeN/AGraduate2013
Chapman University School of LawAccess to JusticeJD - Juris Doctor2009
Pitzer College (Claremont)MathematicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal ServicesClient Centric Legal Services2015
A Program on Alternative Models of Providing Legal ServicesReinventing the Practice of Law2011
ABA National Solo and Small Firm ConferenceSustaining a Viable Law Practice Serving Low & Moderate Income Clientele2009