Profile

Diane Festin LaRoss is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice group. Ms. LaRoss has extensive experience navigating all aspects of litigation, through trial and appeal in both state and federal courts.  She focuses on general litigation, public and private contract litigation, construction litigation and tort litigation. She also represents public and private contractors, government entities, professional associations and individuals.

Prior to joining Taylor English, Ms. LaRoss served as counsel at Powell Goldstein LLP (now Bryan Cave), a national law firm headquartered in Atlanta, where she focused on state and federal government contracts law and public procurement. Ms. LaRoss also 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 claims against law enforcement personnel and representing the State in tort litigation. 

Memberships

State Bar of Georgia

Pennsylvania Bar Association

American Bar Association

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Charter Member

Community Involvement

Cobb Legal Aid, Attorney Volunteer

Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation

Truancy Intervention Program, Volunteer

Practice Highlights

Experience

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