Diane Polscer is a founding member of Gordon & Polscer, L.L.C. and has been the managing partner since the firm’s inception in 1994 in Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington. Gordon & Polscer was named, once again, one of the 2016 U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” recognized as Tier 1 in Portland for Insurance Law. Diane focuses her practice on insurance coverage, commercial litigation, and a wide range of business and insurance disputes.
Diane was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in October, 2014. She has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers since 2006 - the tenth consecutive year she has been named to this peer-elected distinction that is only awarded to the top 5% of attorneys in Oregon. She was featured in the 2014 Oregon Super Lawyers Magazine, August Edition; click here to read the full article. She was also named a Corporate Counsel Super Lawyer. In addition, Diane has been recognized as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” from 2011 - 2016 and has been a Martindale-Hubbell 5.0 AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer for over 20 years.
Diane has extensive commercial and complex civil litigation experience, including work on numerous bad faith claims and appeals. She is a frequent speaker and author, and a past faculty member of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. She served as past Chair of the Excess and Reinsurance Subcommittee of Defense Research Institute (DRI) Insurance Law Committee, and past Chair of the Insurance Coverage Section of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC).
Diane is a co-founder of and regular contributor to the National Insurance Law Forum, which is a national law blog devoted solely to legal and legislative developments in the area of insurance law. The blog is run by Gordon & Polscer in conjunction with five other nationally recognized insurance law firms. You can view the blog and subscribe to updates here.
Diane is the president of the Oregon Chapter of the International Network of Boutique Law Firms (www.INBLF.com). INBLF is an organization of preeminent single-discipline law firms throughout the United States and includes some of the world’s most prominent full-service law firms in foreign nations. Diane is also a member of the National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL); a member of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms (NAMWOLF), and currently serves on NAMWOLF's Admissions Committee; a Senior Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA) and a founding member of the LCA Insurance Litigation Institute.
United States Supreme Court — Member of the Bar of the United States Supreme Court
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit — Admitted to Practice