Diana Adams is a new kind of lawyer, an approachable and accessible lawyer. Ms Adams is committed to valuing all families and providing compassionate support without judgment, so that clients can feel safe trusting her with the details of their case.
Ms. Adams speaks nationally about legal alternatives to marriage and the future of family law as the face of the American family shifts. She is on the Advisory Council of the Woodhull Freedom Foundation, advocating for sexual freedom to be recognized as a human right, and is involved with the Alternatives to Marriage Project, advocating for the legal rights of people who are unmarried. In 2009 and 2010 alone, she has spoken on these topics at venues including Yale Law School, New York Law School, the Manhattan LGBT Center, numerous national conferences on sexuality, Current TV, and MTV, and her work has been noted in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and New York Magazine. This coverage is due in part to her outspokenness about her own nontraditional family. Ms. Adams' ability to speak boldly about her own life and about proposals for legal reform reflect an unflinching perseverance which she brings to advocacy on behalf of her clients. Please click here to read more about her legal activism.
Diana Adams is an active member of the Brooklyn Bar Association, and an avid pro bono volunteer with the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP) in their programming for domestic violence victims, the elderly, and debtors being sued by their creditors. Ms Adams has received annual commendations for her pro bono work from the Brooklyn Bar VLP and New York State’s Empire Counsel.
When not practicing law, Diana Adams is a self-defense instructor and nationally ranked martial artist, a relationship coach and workshop leader for individuals and couples seeking greater honesty and communication, a freelance writer working on her first book, and is involved in the New York City art community.
Diana Adams is an attorney with an unparalleled Ivy League education and experience in family law practice. After majoring in Political Science at Yale University, focusing on women's issues and antipoverty work, Ms Adams attended Cornell Law School. At Cornell Law, Ms Adams specialized in feminist legal theory and progressive policy, and was a leader at the Law School Legal Aid Clinic, where Ms Adams represented clients who could not afford an attorney in domestic violence and divorce cases and was advisor to other students who represented clients. Upon her graduation from Cornell Law, Ms Adams received multiple awards for her dedication to civil rights and public service, including Most Promising Female Law Graduate from Cornell Law by the National Association of Women Lawyers and a national commendation for her dedicated service to lesbian gay bisexual and transgender legal rights.
After law school, Ms. Adams did welfare policy work for the New York City Human Resources Administration, where she gained expert knowledge of the New York City public benefits system. Later, Ms. Adams was the Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Coordinator for the Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project, where she represented indigent Brooklyn residents in child custody, child support, divorce, domestic violence and Civil Court debt collection cases, supervised hundreds of other attorneys' cases, and trained other attorneys in how to handle child custody, divorce, and child support cases. This position created the wealth of experiences and contacts within the legal community sufficient to support Ms Adams in starting her own innovative solo practice firm.