Diane was born and raised in Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu. She attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Diane knew from an early age that she wanted a career which involved helping people who are down on their luck. After much deliberation she decided to attend law school as she believed this was a perfect means to help her achieve her professional and personal goals.
After completing her studies at the University of Hawaii, Diane attended Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California, where she earned her Juris Doctor and graduated Magna Cum Laude. At Whittier Law School she served as a member of Whittier Law Review, was a Fellow in the Center for Children’s Rights, was the recipient of the Dean’s Merit Scholarship for each of her three years in law school, and also received an American Jurisprudence Award. As well, Diane had the honor of being chosen by one of her law school professors as his Research Assistant, and was employed by Whittier Law School as a tutor to her fellow students.
After returning to Hawaii, Diane served as a law clerk to the Honorable Marcia J. Waldorf (Ret.) where she gained invaluable experience and knowledge about the court system. After her clerkship, she worked for law firms hired by insurance companies to defend their insureds in various types of cases, most of which were personal injury cases. For many years she worked for insurance companies and learned how to defend personal injury cases.
Eventually, Diane wanted to get back to helping everyday people in need of legal assistance so she decided to stop working for the defense/insurance companies and start working for the injured person. Diane’s experience as a defense attorney has been invaluable to her current practice where she now represents the plaintiff/injured party. Her goal is to help those injured in an accident get through the legal process with as little disruption to their lives as possible and to ensure they receive the monetary compensation they deserve.