Diane Festin LaRoss


Atlanta, Georgia

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. She 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.


  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation
  • Cobb Legal Aid, Attorney Volunteer
  • Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Charter Member
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Truancy Intervention Program, Volunteer

Practice Areas

  • Construction
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution


  • Villanova University School of Law, JD, 1988
  • College of the Holy Cross, BA, Political Science, 1984

Bar Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania


  • Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania
  • Court of Appeals of Georgia
  • Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • The Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania