Diane E. Wasznicky

Diane E. Wasznicky

Partner
Location:
Sacramento, California
Phone:
916-288-9251
866-860-2447
Fax:
916-455-6300
Email:

Ms. Wasznicky received her undergraduate degree in psychology, sociology and law from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 1977. A native of Massachusetts, she moved to California in 1977 to attend law school at the University of California, Davis, receiving her Juris Doctor in 1980. In 1989, she co-founded the firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky, specializing in Family Law. She is certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Sociology and Law from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • Juris Doctorate from University of California, Davis, School of Law
  • Admittance to the California State Bar in 1981
  • Co-founded the law firm of Bartholomew & Wasznicky in 1989 and limits her practice exclusively to family law
  • Certified by the State Bar of California as a Family Law Specialist in 1987
  • Served on the Senate Task Force on Family Relations Courts
  • Co-founder and facilitator of the Sacramento Custody Discussion Group (1983 - 2008)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Chair of the Judiciary Committee of the Sacramento County Bar Association since 1993
  • Served as elected member of the State Bar Conference of Delegates Executive Committee (1996-1999)
  • Chair of State Bar Conference of Delegates Executive Committee (October 1999 to October 2000)
  • Served on Board of Directors of the Sacramento Women's Network
  • Served on Board of Directors of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • President of the Sacramento County Bar Association, 1992
  • Served on Board of Directors of the California Women Lawyers for 3 years
  • Co-founder and former President of the Sacramento Area Feminist Legal Services
  • Co-founder and facilitator of the Sacramento Custody Discussion Group for attorneys, Judges and mental health professionals
  • Served as Chairperson on the Voluntary Legal Services Program of the Sacramento County Bar Association from 1985-1989
  • Served as Chairperson of the Family Law Section of the Sacramento County Bar Association in 1989
  • Appointed member of State Bar Family Law Section Executive Committee (2000 - 2003)
  • Legislation Chair, FlexCom (2001 - 2003)
  • Advisor, FlexCom (2003 to present)
  • Appointed member of California Judicial Council Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee (2001 - 2004)
  • Liaison to Family and Juvenile Advisory Committee for FlexCom (2004 to 2009)
  • Appointed member California Chapter of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (currently President from 2010 - 2012)
  • Member of Sacramento County Bar Association Family Law Section Custody Sub-Committee (1994 - present)
  • Member of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists
  • Chair of the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists Minor's Counsel Committee (1998 - 1999)
  • Legislative Coordinator for ACFLS Board 2009
  • Chair - ACFLS Family Law Reform Committee (Elkins) (2009 - 2011)
  • President-Elect of ACFLS - (2011 -  2013)
  • Member of the American Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the California Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member of the Sacramento County Bar Association and its Family Law Section
  • Member, Sacramento County Bar Association Delegation to Conference of Delegates (Chair 1993 - 1996 and 1997 - 1999; currently Chair, Family Law Sub-Committee of Delegates 2003 - present)
  • Member of the Sacramento County Children's Counsel Section (Chair, 2006 to present)
  • Member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class of 1987

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Teaches courses on child custody and child support for the Learning Exchange, Family Service Agency, and YMCA
  • Lectured on Family Law in California Continuing Education of the Bar programs
  • Organized and participated in a number of community-oriented Family Law panels sponsored by Feminist Legal Services, Women Lawyers of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Bar Association

PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-Author of Child Custody, a Practical Guide for Parents

Areas of Practice

  • Custody & Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Divorce
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1981

Education

  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers in Northern California, 2004 - 2012