Diane O. Palumbo

Orange County office
15635 Alton Parkway, Suite 300
Irvine, CA 92618

Diane Palumbo founded the firm in 1993. She has more than 30 years of experience in complex civil litigation and has represented hundreds of companies, including many of the world’s largest insurance companies, Fortune 500 companies and well-known public institutions. Clients frequently call upon Ms. Palumbo to undertake their most challenging and complex cases because of her track-record of successful case resolution and case cost management. Ms. Palumbo is nationally known for her litigation practice in construction, insurance, products liability, and toxic tort casualty defense, environmental and risk transfer. Her extensive trial experience coupled with her successes in the alternative dispute resolution arena has resulted in hundreds of favorable rulings, outcomes and settlements for her clients. Ms. Palumbo has tried many cases, both bench and jury trials, in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Washington and Hawaii.

Ms. Palumbo regularly counsels clients on compliance and defense of CERLA, RCRA, Underground Tank ("UST") and OSHA claims involving property damage, loss of profits, loss of use, remediation and bodily injury. Her experience includes the defense of clients and quasi-governmental entities in high exposure environmental damages claims, water rights cases and personal injury and property damage cases, including chemical reactions and toxic exposure. Ms. Palumbo regularly presents at national forums and industry conferences on insurance defense, environmental and insurance coverage issues.

Ms. Palumbo received her Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law, and received her undergraduate degree from Villanova University. Ms. Palumbo is currently licensed to practice in California (1985), Pennsylvania (1985), New Jersey (1986), Texas (2009), Arizona (2012), and Washington (2013) and is admitted to appear before all state and federal courts where she is admitted to practice.