DIANA M. RIVERA | Partner

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P: (818) 205-9955 F: (818) 205-9944 E: drivera@tharpe-howell.com

DIANA M. RIVERA is a Partner of the Firm in its Sherman Oaks, California, office.  She is a veteran trial attorney with numerous arbitrations and cases tried to verdict, and is a member of the firm’s general liability defense team.   Her litigation defense experience includes uninsured and underinsured motorist claims, wrongful death, automobile liability, premises liability, products liability, and construction defect.  In addition, Ms. Rivera provides pre-litigation advice and counseling to clients regarding best practices and statutory compliance.

Ms. Rivera is also the Chair of the Firm’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Representative Experience

  • Trial counsel for large national retailer for personal injury litigation
  • Obtained defense verdict in insurance bad faith case
  • Successful defense of serious personal injury cases at trial in both state and federal court

Practice Areas

Education 

J.D., Loyola Law School, 2002
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles, 1998

Memberships

American Bar Association
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Surety Claims Association of Los Angeles (President-2009; Board Member 2008-2009)

Publications 

Co-Author, The Construction Project, ABA publication (2006)

Seminars 

MCLE Presenter, Traumatic Brain Injury (2019-2021)
MCLE Presenter, Evaluating Medical Special Damages (2020)
Speaker, ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Spring Conference, Scottsdale, AZ (2006)

Bar Admissions 

State Bar of California

Court Admissions

All California Federal Courts

All California State Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals - Ninth Circuit

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