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My practice is focused on helping children and families. Whether it is an adoption, guardianship, conservatorship, custody, visitation, education or other matter, I can offer a calm, sensible and reassuring voice to families in crisis. I am an experienced attorney, having handled a wide variety of cases throughout California.  (Please see the Cases section on my Profile page.) 

Prior to starting my practice, I was the Interim Pro Bono Director and Lead Attorney for the Public Law Center (PLC); a Staff Attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County; an attorney for the San Jose City Attorney's Office; and a Staff Attorney at Legal Advocates for Children & Youth (LACY), a program of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley. I was also an Instructor for the California State University Fullerton Nonprofit Management program. In those capacities, I handled many different types of cases, provided supervision and technical assistance to new attorneys, and taught numerous community classes.

I graduated from UC Berkeley (with Bachelors degrees in Social Welfare and Economics) and UC Hastings College of Law. I also speak Vietnamese and serve on the Board of Directors of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC). I volunteer as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children and as a pro bono attorney for PLC.


Languages spoken: Vietnamese, English

Practice areas


  1. Family: 30%
  2. Guardianship: 30%
  3. Education: 25%
  4. Adoption: 15%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • William Strachan

    I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Tran represented Grand Parents in a Grand Parent visitation case. She was well prepared on the law and the facts. Ms. Tran prevailed for her clients in a contested hearing that lasted several days.


    William Strachan Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Lawrence K Bowen Jr.

    Ms. Tran and I worked together 15 years ago and she remains one of the most competent, caring, and conscientious lawyers I have ever worked with. I highly recommend Ms. Tran!


    Lawrence Bowen Mediation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Diamond Tran

10061 Talbert Ave.
Suite 221
Fountain Valley, CA, 92708


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Blum Foundation ScholarshipLeon A. and Esther F. Blum Foundation1999
Hastings Merit ScholarshipUC Hastings College of Law1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Interim Pro Bono Director and Lead AttorneyPublic Law Center2012 - 2012
InstructorCalifornia State University Fullerton2008 - 2009
Staff AttorneyPublic Law Center2007 - 2012
Staff AttorneyLegal Aid Foundation Of Santa Barbara County2004 - 2006
Staff AttorneyLegal Advocates for Children & Youth2002 - 2004
AttorneySan Jose City Attorney's Office2001 - 2002
AttorneyThe Law Office of Michael Satris2000 - 2001
CounselorAdvice Company1999 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaVice President2015 - Present
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaDirector2013 - Present
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember2013 - 2014
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern CaliforniaSecretary2011 - 2013
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2014
Santa Barbara County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2006
National Association of Counsel for ChildrenMember2002 - 2004
Santa Clara County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nonprofit FormationOrganization was incorporated in the State of CA and received 501(c)(3) tax exemption.
In re Guardianship of GranddaughterSuccessfully obtained guardianship of the grandchild.
Unmarried Mother vs. Unmarried FatherSuccessfully obtained restraining order, sole legal and physical custody, and child support.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Public Law Center E-NewslettersVarious articles2012
Public Law Center E-NewslettersVarious articles2011
Public Law Center E-NewslettersVarious articles2010
Public Law Center E-NewslettersVarious articles2009
Public Law Center E-NewslettersVarious articles2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of California - BerkeleyEconomics and Social WelfareBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Starting a New NonprofitStarting a New Nonprofit--The Reality Checklist2011
Tax and Resource Seminar for Nonprofit, Faith-Based and Tax-Exempt OrganizationsNonprofits and Business Activities2009
OC Child Care Association Installation MeetingRecent Developments in Child Care Law2008
Starting a New NonprofitStarting a New Nonprofit-- The Reality Checklist2007