Diana E. Richmond - Sideman & Bancroft LLP
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Diana E. Richmond

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1983

Golden Gate University School of LawJ.D. 1973

Client Comments

"Diana is an exceptionally competent and helpful lawyer. Her understanding of law combined with her understanding of human nature make her a supportive and excellent advocate in a difficult process. Her communications -- written and verbal -- were always prompt, helpful, clear, understanding, and succinct. She is also just a genuinely nice person. I recommend her without reservations."

-Caroline Wood

"Diana Richmond represented me recently in a divorce proceeding. She was superb - helpful in offering advice and suggestions, yet supportive of my final decisions, efficient, timely, and courteous. I particularly appreciated her willingness to correspond directly with me via e-mail, where she was able to respond and handle short questions, thus limiting the need to meet to times when major discussion or complicated decisions were needed. She completely appreciated the issues involved in a somewhat complex situation and worked with me to resolve all of these issues in an efficient and effective way. I recommend her most enthusiastically."

-Frances Hellman
Professor of Physics
University of California, Berkeley

"Diana Richmond... a client's synopsis: She is very bright. She thinks on her feet. She is polished and articulate. She avoids the annoying, flamboyant "huff and puff" of many attorneys. She listens as well as she presents, a perceived rarity in family law. She debates persuasively because her points are well founded. She is knowledgeable and well informed. She has a professorial grasp of the law and case precedents. She is results oriented, driven to reach the goal. For many attorneys, the journey is the reward; for Ms. Richmond, reaching the destination is the reward. Most importantly, in negotiations, she has the respect of the opposing counsel. She is a superb lawyer of integrity, dedication - graced with a dash of good humor. "

-Robert Eves
Venture Corporation

"I worked with Diana on a personal legal matter of great importance to me. From our very first meeting, she understood my goals and the manner I wanted to approach the resolution of the issue; she was completely supportive of both and always acted accordingly. Diana is very experienced and a real pleasure to work with. She understood me both as a client and as a person. She recommended practical, helpful solutions to problems that came up along the way. To me, she epitomizes the qualities of a lawyer that one would want to address difficult, personal legal matters. I have recommended her services to several of my friends who have needed help with personal legal matters, and I would not hesitate to do again."

-Stephen Juelsgaard
Executive Vice President and Secretary
Genentech, Inc.

"Diana is one of the two or three best litigators that I have worked with in my 36 years as a practicing attorney, the last 10 as General Counsel at Levi Stauss & Co. She has all the basic qualities you expect in a top-notch litigator: intelligence, keen legal understanding, hard work, outstanding judgment, and strong people skills. However, what makes her so effective in domestic relations matters is her ability to manage the emotional issues that overlay all domestic relations matters. She is able to navigate the legal and emotional issues because she is ALWAYS superbly prepared, open to influence, confident yet calm, and always on target with her judgment calls."

-Albert Moreno
General Counsel and SVP, Retired
Levi Strauss and Co.

Office Location

One Embarcadero Center, 22nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2014 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the San Francisco Metro Area2012 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law Mediation of the San Francisco Metro Area2009 Lawyer of the Year in Family Law of the San Francisco Metro Area
Diana E. Richmond has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2014!Diana E. Richmond has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!Diana E. Richmond has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2009!

Practice Areas

Family Law (Arbitration and Mediation, Child Custody, Divorce, Marital Settlement Agreements, Prenuptial Agreements)
Family Law Mediation