Diane Fener has been admitted to the bar associations in New York, California, District of Columbia, and Virginia.
She earned her J.D. from the prestigious Georgetown University Law School, where she was elected President of the student bar association and delivered a commencement address at her graduation ceremony.
She began her career in Washington, DC, under the Criminal Justice Administration Act, providing defense services to indigent persons by court appointment. After successfully completing trials in criminal, civil and family courts there, she joined The International Law Firm Of Fulbright & Jaworksi in Los Angeles, California, in the Litigation Division. She went on from there to create a three-year Innovative Demonstration Project for the Virginia Public Defenders with funding from the US Justice Department.
Ms. Fener moved to New York City in 2010 to work in the office of celebrity attorney Raoul Felder & Partners representing high net worth clients in matrimonial and family litigation before returning to government service representing parents for The Bronx Defenders Family Defense Team.
Ms. Fener holds the position of Visiting Professor of Law, awarded through the Center for International Legal Studies, a non-profit institute based in Salzburg, Austria. She has been appointed to teach classes in US Constitutional Law and Civil Rights at Eotvos Lorand University Law School in Budapest, Hungary.
Ms. Fener manages The Law Center of New York with a focus on human rights. The firm charges on a sliding scale based on individual ability to pay. Ms. Fener applies her years of experience representing persons who need help in all aspects of Family Law, including civil unions, adoption; divorce, custody, visitation, child support, spousal support; abuse and neglect; juvenile delinquency; the rights of children to free, appropriate education; the rights of all individuals to free, appropriate mental health services; wills, Medicare planning and elder law.