Diane M. Wanger
Experience and Wisdom
I have practiced family law for over 35 years. I was board-certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1992, and have been recertified every 5 years.
I received my J.D. degree from Texas Tech University in 1983 after receiving a B.S. in Business Administration from Miami University in Ohio. I am able to utilize my business education routinely in my family law cases and can see that it gives me an advantage in practical knowledge as compared with other attorneys in the field. The most helpful classes from undergrad were those in finance, accounting, taxation and of course, business law!
I am a skillful practitioner of the method called Collaborative Divorce and in this regard, I served as a Tarrant County Collaborative Law Training Course Director in 2001, 2004, 2006 and 2009. I am the current chair of the Collaborative Law section of the Tarrant County Bar. Collaborative law is a process in which parties agree to settle their case in a legally binding process outside the family law court system.
I am experienced with out-of-court Mediation and I am grateful to have been able to attend Harvard University's Negotiation Insight Initiative Mediation Training program. (The context of the course was an investigation into the intersection of spirituality and the law.) Most family law cases are settled successfully using mediation. I attend mediation with my clients where I advocate of them. I also can be employed by a husband and wife to act as their joint neutral mediator to help them resolve their case.
I am respected in the Tarrant County family law courts and in the past served as a substitute associate judge in Tarrant County's 322nd and 360th District Family Law Courts. I also served on the State Bar of Texas Grievance Committee on Lawyer Discipline for 12 years.
I am affiliated with the Collaborative Lawyers of Tarrant County, the Northeast Association of Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Divorce Texas, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Tarrant County Family Bar Association, the State Bar of Texas/Family Bar Section and the Northeast Tarrant County Bar Association.
I was chosen a Fort Worth Magazine 2007, 2009-2018 Top Family Law Attorney by Fort Worth Magazine.
I enjoy rock climbing (in my mind at this point), yoga, kayaking, generally being outdoors, foreign movies and travel.