Ice Miller LLP is pleased to welcome Diane Menashe to the Firm as a partner in its Litigation Practice and Director of Litigation Training and Pro Bono Activities. Diane is a very experienced trial lawyer who defends individuals charged with the most serious criminal offenses in state or federal courts. In complex civil disputes, she teams with her Ice Miller colleagues and uses her trial experience on behalf of the Firm’s clients to facilitate favorable settlements or litigate cases that proceed to trial.
Diane’s responsibilities at the Firm also include developing and implementing the training program for the Firm’s Litigation Practice. She coordinates the mock trial and other in-house training programs for newer Ice Miller lawyers, as well as identifies real life opportunities for them to practice their trial skills through pro-bono legal work.
“At Ice Miller, we strive to not only provide pro-bono opportunities as professional development for our attorneys, but also as an opportunity to be more fully involved in the community. We work to ensure access to justice for all,” said Steve Humke, chief managing partner of Ice Miller. “Diane’s entire career has been dedicated to ensuring every person charged with a crime in this country is guaranteed his or her basic rights under the constitution. I couldn’t conceive a better fit for this new role than Diane.”
Prior to joining Ice Miller, Diane had her own solo practice criminal defense firm for almost 20 years. She has tried to verdict over 100 felony jury trials in state and federal courts across Ohio, garnering a significant number of acquittals for her clients. During the course of her career, Diane has represented more than 30 people charged with the death penalty; five of those cases were tried to a jury. Her most recent, highly publicized capital trials in 2019 and 2018 resulted in her clients being spared the death penalty.
In addition to her roles at the Firm, Diane is also a faculty member of Harvard Law School where she teaches annually at the school’s prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop.
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