Legal Services

I advocate for people who are elderly, disabled, abused or neglected.

I regularly appear in housing court to defend residents of Manhattan who are being threatened with eviction from their homes and cannot afford to hire a defense attorney. I also hold NY State Fiduciary License #649437 allowing me to serve as Guardian Ad Litem, Court Evaluator and Attorney for Allegedly Incapacitated Persons before Guardianship, Surrogate and Probate Courts in all five boroughs. In addition, I represent individual clients who need Powers of Attorney, Health Care Proxies, Advanced Care Directives, and Wills but cannot afford to retain these services privately.

The outcome of each case depends on a number of unique factors. No lawyer can guarantee similar results in every case.

Services to Writers


I produce and co-host a free podcast about the art of writing and the business of publishing. You can hear "Life Lines, The Books Podcast" on i-Tunes, Stitcher, GooglePlay, SoundCloud and TuneIn. This free show is sponsored by The Brooklyn Writers Project, where aspiring writers can find resources for creating, publishing and distributing their work.

I teach US Constitutional Law and Introduction to American Politics for the Center for International Law Studies.

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

  • There is no charge for an initial, private telephone consultation.

  • Office visits are by appointment only.

  • Currently accepting clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

  • We use a variety of methods for dispute resolution, including Litigation, Collaboration and Mediation, according to what is appropriate to each unique case.

  • The outcome of each case depends on a number of unique factors. Therefore, prior results do not guarantee similar results.