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Diane Bristow, a principal with Neuberger, Quinn, Gielen, Rubin & Gibber, P.A., is a litigator who handles a broad spectrum of cases including landlord-tenant, business, employment, and custody and divorce disputes.

  • Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., Summa Cum Laude)
    • First in SCALE Class
    • Dean's List
    • CALI Excellence for the Future Awards
    • Award for Excellence in Writing
    • Listed in Who's Who: American Law Students
    • Member, Southwestern University Law Review
    • Bluebook Award
    • Coordinated SCALE Mentor-Mentee Program
  • University of California (Certificate in Attorney Assistant Training Program, with Honors)
  • Purdue University (M.S.)
  • Old Dominion University (B.S., Magna Cum Laude)
Bar Admissions
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • California
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California
  • U.S. District and Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia
Honors and Awards
  • Fellow of the American Bar Association Foundation (2013)
  • Recognized by the Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore in the April 15, 2013, issue of The Daily Record
  • Women’s Bar Association, President's Award (2010)
  • Fellow, Darden School of Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia (2008)
Professional Organizations
  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland (2003-Present)
    • Board of Directors (2009-Present)
    • Immediate Past President (2016-2017)
    • President (2015-2016)
    • President-Elect (2014-2015)
    • Vice-President (2013-2014)
    • Secretary (2012-2013)
    • Treasurer (2011-2012)
    • Judicial Section Committee
      Co-Chair (2009-2012)
      Committee Member (2007-2009)
    • Legislative Reception Co-Chair (2012-2015)
    • Historical Committee Chair (2016-2017)
  • Bar Association of Baltimore City (2003-Present)
    • Member, Family Law Committee
    • Member, Bench-Bar Committee
    • Member, Ethics Committee Member
    • Member, Historical Committee
    • Docent, Circuit Court for Baltimore City Museum
  • American Bar Association (1999-Present)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (2002-Present)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association (2002-Present)
  • California State Bar Association (1999-Present)
Community Involvement
  • Forward Visions, Inc., Board of Directors
    President (2012-Present)
    Vice President (2006-2012)
    Member (2004-2006)
  • Volunteer, Baltimore City Women's Bar Association Resume Workshops for Law Students (2011-Present)
  • Volunteer, Zeta Center, Maryland State Bar Association Law Day (2013)
  • Judge, Introduction to Pretrial Civil Litigation, University of Maryland (2004-2006)
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service (2004-present)
  • Pro Bono Counsel Maryland Disability Law Center (2003-2005)
  • Volunteer, Hoover Elementary School Community Outreach Program (1998)
  • Pro Bono Counsel, Los Angeles Aid Society (2000-2002)
  • Judge, Moot Court Competition, Southwestern University School of Law (2001)
  • Volunteer, Moot Interview Program, Southwestern University School of Law (2001)
Professional Background
  • Adjunct Professor for Paralegal and Business Law, Strayer University, White Marsh, Maryland
  • Associate Attorney, Howarth & Smith, Los Angeles, California
  • Extern, Judge Terry J. Hatter, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court, Los Angeles, California
  • Senior Paralegal/Paralegal Supervisor, Howarth & Smith, Los Angeles, California
  • Paralegal, Howarth & Smith, Los Angeles, California
  • Speech-Language Pathologist/Assistive Technology Specialist, Private Practice, Los Angeles, California
  • Rehabilitation Services Administration Coordinator, California State University Northridge, Northridge, California
  • Assistant Professor, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • "Family Medical Leave Guidelines Are Nothing For Employers To Sneeze At," in Baltimore Business Journal, February 11, 2005. 
  • "Barrier for Sea Shifts – Constitutional Amendment Process Should Not Change," The Daily Record Law Day Supplement, May 1, 2004. 
  • "Changing Medicare’s Procedures for Funding Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices," Sw. U.L.Rev., Vol. 29, No. 2 (1999-2000).
  • Fundamentals of Landlord Tenant Law. Invited co-presenter for a one-day workshop. Sterling Education Services, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, March 11, 2014.
  • Landlord-Tenant Law. Invited co-presenter for a one-day workshop. Sterling Education Services, Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, November 9, 2012.
  • Evictions in Maryland: Residential and Commercial. Invited co-presenter for a one-day workshop. Lorman Education Services, Baltimore, Maryland, February 12, 2012.
  • Evictions: Residential and Commercial. Invited co-presenter for one-day workshop. Lorman Education Services, Timonium, Maryland, February 26, 2008.
  • Plaintiff’s Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Application. Invited co-presenter for one-day workshop. National Business Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, January, 2007.
  • Advanced Personal Injury Procedures in Maryland for the Experienced Litigation Paralegal. Invited co-presenter for one-day workshop. Institute for Paralegal Education, Baltimore, Maryland, November 18, 2004. 
  • Essential Litigation Skills for California Paralegals. Invited co-presenter for one-day workshop. Institute for Paralegal Education, Los Angeles, California, December 13, 2001.
  • The Impact of Recent United States Supreme Court’s Decision on the American with Disabilities Act, Consumer Attorneys of California, 35th Annual Tahoe Seminar, Stateline, Nevada, March 31, 2000. Also presented at Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, Los Angeles, California, March 19, 2000.