Profile

Diane Festin LaRoss is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group. Ms. LaRoss has extensive experience in all aspects of litigation, through trials and appeals in both state and federal courts. She focuses on general litigation, including public and private contract litigation, construction litigation and government contracts consulting. She also represents public and private contractors, insurance companies and government entities.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. LaRoss served as counsel at Powell Goldstein LLP, a national law firm headquartered in Atlanta, from November 1999 to January 2007, where she represented private contractors in bidding, defending or challenging contracts with state and federal governments. While at Powell Goldstein (now Bryan Cave LLP), Ms. LaRoss managed multijurisdictional construction litigation and supervised a national litigation management program for a major retailer in the construction industry. Prior to joining Powell Goldstein, Ms. LaRoss served as an assistant attorney general for the state of Georgia, handling civil rights and professional liability claims against law enforcement personnel and representing the state in major tort litigation. Ms. LaRoss also has extensive experience in litigating insurance claims under various liability policies, including automobile, property, municipal and police professional policies.

Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Georgia Legal Services Program, Board of Directors

State Bar of Georgia Disciplinary Rules and Procedures Committee

State of Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, Certified Mediator

Practice Highlights

Experience

Industries

Education

Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1988

College of the Holy Cross, BA, Political Science, 1984

Bar Admissions

Georgia

Pennsylvania

Courts & Adjudicative Bodies

Georgia State Courts

Georgia Superior Courts

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas

Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania

U.S Circuit Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court