"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, Author.

         I'm a teacher, lawyer and writer whose job is helping people make their voices heard.  You can listen to me each week by clicking on this link to my free podcast, "LIfeLines."  You can talk to me in person or on the phone 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 undergraduate degree from Boston University in liberal arts and wrote for local newspapers while studying Government at Brandeis University. I then moved to Washington, D.C., to complete my postgraduate education. I earned my Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law School, where I was the Class President and a Commencement Speaker.


          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'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. 

         I'm equally at home in a courtroom or a classroom, as I'm licensed to teach public school and certified to train attorneys. I've taught classes to college students and to lawyers about the workings of the justice system, especially as it affects women, children, the elderly and the disadvantaged members of our society. 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 a curriculum for teaching conflict resolution in public schools. In 2017, I was appointed Visiting Professor at The Center for International Legal Studies, a project of Boston University, where I presented college-accredited lectures on constitutional law.

          Throughout my career, I've written articles for newspapers and professional publications.  In 2018, I produced a weekly podcast where I interview people who are sharing their stories. Listen to all episodes for free by clicking on the show title here:  "Lifelines."         

          I created The Law Office of Diane Fener, Esq., to help people, especially women, children and the elderly, make their voices heard. I am an active member of the New York State Bar Association and it's Committee on Families and the Law, as well as the New York City Bar Association and it's Senior Lawyers Committee. I hold NY State Fiduciary License #649437 for guardianship assignments and I am an Attorney Emeritus in the Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Project.