"Helping people who have been unfairly treated has always been my calling. It is the single organizing principle around which my entire career has been built."

"Helping people who have been unfairly treated has always been my calling. It is the single organizing principle around which my entire career has been built."

DIANE FENER: Teacher, Lawyer, Writer.

         I'm a teacher, lawyer and writer. My job is helping people make their voices heard.  You can reach me at:

Diane Fener, Attorney At Law
The Law Office Of Diane Fener, Esq.
244 Fifth Avenue, Suite F-207
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (917) 426-7099 / Fax:(212) 591-6073


I earned my Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law School and earned my undergraduate degree in education and literature from Boston University. Between those two programs, I studied Government at Brandeis University.


          Lawyer.  After completing my education, I was admitted to the bar association in New York; California; Washington, D.C. & Virginia. I began my legal career as a staff attorney for The International Law Firm of Fulbright & Jaworksi and later served as Assistant Public Defender for the Virginia Public Defenders where I managed a three-year Innovative Demonstration Project with funding from the US Justice Department. I subsequently moved to New York and worked at Raoul Felder & Partners and at The Bronx Defenders. I am an active member of the New York State Bar Association and am appointed to the Committee on Families and the Law. I am also an active member of the New York City Bar Association where I am appointed to the Senior Lawyers Committee. I work as a court evaluator, guardian and defense attorney under NY State Fiduciary License #649437. I've represented hundreds of clients in court trials and was recognized as a legal expert by: Dateline NBC, The New York Times, The Journal of The American Bar Association. 

         Teacher. Licensed to teach school and certified to train attorneys, I'm equally at home in a courtroom or a classroom.  In 2017, I was appointed Visiting Professor at The Center for International Legal Studies, a project of Boston University. I taught US Constitutional Law and Introduction to American Politics to foreign students. In 2016, I was invited to direct Classroom Connect, a project of The University of California at Irvine’s Center for Citizens Peacebuilding, where I helped create an international program for teaching conflict resolution. I've led workshops for lawyers about the workings of the justice system and mentored young lawyers in practice.

          Writer. I am currently at work on a memoir, “Waking Up From The American Dream,” and a children’s book, “Billy The Kid,” for The Brooklyn Writers Press. In 2018, I produced and hosted a weekly podcast interviewing writers about the art and the business of producing stories. You can listen to these episodes for free on iTunes, Googleplay, and Stitcher or by clicking on the show title:  "Lifelines." I have written stories published by the Associated Press, The Boston Globe, The Waltham News Tribune, The South Middlesex Daily News, The Back Bay Ledger and Phoenix Magazine.