Diane Festin LaRoss is a member of Taylor English’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. 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.
State Bar of Georgia
Pennsylvania Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Charter Member
Cobb Legal Aid, Attorney Volunteer
Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
Truancy Intervention Program, Volunteer
Designed, implemented and managed a national litigation management program for a retailer in the construction industry.
Successfully defended the constitutionality of the venue provision of the Georgia Tort Claims Act statue before the Georgia Supreme Court.
Defended law enforcement personnel, district attorneys, judges, correctional officers and police officers in state and federal court.
Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1988
College of the Holy Cross, BA, Political Science, 1984
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