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Meet Diane A. Shearer

Diane A. Shearer is an attorney admitted to practice law in Georgia and New York. Diane earned a Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School where she served as a founding board member and associate editor of the Columbia Journal of Race and the Law.  Prior to law school, Diane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brown University and a Master of Arts Degree from Columbia University. 

Diane's client-centered approach to practice has earned her praise for being a compassionate and effective advocate. After completing a federal district court clerkship, she began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney ("ADA") in the Office of the Bronx County District Attorney.  As an ADA, she drafted accusatory instruments in the office's complaint room, as well as briefs and motions in post-conviction cases.  Additionally, she argued cases before the New York State Appellate Courts. Diane subsequently gained civil litigation experience while working as an attorney at legal service providers in New York City.  
Diane is the owner and principal attorney of the Shearer Legal Defense Firm, LLC.  Her passion is defending and protecting the rights of the accused and the marginalized.  With a decade of legal experience behind her, she has earned a reputation for being a top-tier lawyer committed to vigorously advocating for her clients.  

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Diane A. Shearer, Esq.
Principal Attorney

Columbia Law School, J.D.
Columbia University, M.A.
Brown University, B.A. 

Bar Admissions 
New York 

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