Diane Marger Moore

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Diane Marger Moore is board certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a civil trial attorney. She is an accomplished attorney, public servant, magistrate, educator, mediator, arbitrator, lecturer, writer, editor, and community service volunteer. Throughout her career she has tried over 200 jury trials in courts across the United States. As an attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, she focuses on the firm’s whistleblower protection cases and commercial transportation accident litigation.

In a career spanning four decades, Diane has gained a wide array of experience from positions she has held in private practice and those committed to public service and protection. She began her career as a public servant by accepting judicial appointments of cases and conducting complex federal criminal litigation as a federal public defender, handling securities fraud, mail fraud, tax fraud, and general criminal matters.

She later worked as a Deputy Attorney General in Indiana’s Federal Litigation Division, Civil Rights Section where she defended the State of Indiana in federal civil rights cases and general federal litigation matters. She then prosecuted arson cases, among others, as the Chief Deputy Arson Prosecutor and Felony Court supervisor where she supervised other senior prosecutors and litigated complex circumstantial felony cases.

Diane went onto become a Master Commissioner and Magistrate in the Major Felony Division of Indiana’s Marion County Superior Court where she served as a judicial officer presiding over non-jury and jury trials and hearings. She also served in the Civil Division where she handled complex civil cases.

As a senior attorney for the Division of Insurance Fraud, a state law enforcement agency known as DIF, in the Florida Department of Financial Services, Diane prepared complex, high profile fraud cases for prosecution throughout the State of Florida. She later served as the managing attorney for Children’s Legal Services for Florida’s Department of Children and Families.

She also practiced law in the state of Georgia, which is where she handled her first cases involving aviation law. She represented the Fulton County Aviation Authority in defending many aviation matters. She also has experience representing trucking companies (through their insurers) and handling other substantial insurance litigation, with an emphasis on complex causation, fraud and arson matters, in Florida and Indiana.

Diane’s experience in working with government agencies gives her distinctive insight into conducting investigations and working with prosecutors in whistleblower qui tam litigation and mass disaster litigation. Her success arguing cases as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney in civil and criminal proceedings makes her uniquely suited to handle a variety of complex cases.

She has held several legal teaching positions throughout her career, starting out as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Georgia, School of Law in Athens, Georgia, during which time she also provided legal counsel to Georgia’s maximum security prisoners. Diane then developed and taught advanced criminology courses to law enforcement officers as an Assistant Professor of Criminology at Tift College.

A few years later Diane became an Adjunct Law Professor at Nova University (Florida), where she taught Master level law courses and the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the university’s Center for Study of Law. She then moved to Indiana where she became the Department Head for the Paralegal Program at the International Business College in Indianapolis, just before beginning her position at the Office of Attorney General.

Awards and Honors:

The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, 2012 Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10 AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating through LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell® Dean’s List, Moot Court Executive Board, Dean’s List, 1977 – 1978 University of Georgia School of Law, Order of the Barristers (National Moot Court Honorary), 1978 Florida Bar President’s Annual Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Division, 1989 Florida Bar President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Section, 1992 Listed, The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

(Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Airplane Crash Litigation
  • Aviation Accidents
  • Aviation Products Liability
  • Helicopter Crash Litigation
  • Complex and Multi-District Litigation
  • Bus Accidents
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Spinal Injury
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Qui Tam Litigation
  • Truck Accidents
  • Wrongful Death
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Train Derailments
  • Consumer Fraud

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
310-694-5913  Phone
310-207-3233  Phone
310-820-7444  Fax
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.A., with honors, 1974
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1979, Florida; 1990, Indiana; 1978, Georgia; 2015, Virginia; 2015, Kentucky; 2013, District of Columbia; 1979, Louisiana; 2005, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1983, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana; 1994, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana; 1978, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia; 1986, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, including Trial Bar; 1991, U.S. Court of Claims; 1993, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2015, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 2015, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana; 2014, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio; 1983, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; Not admitted in California
International Moot Court Team, 1976 – 1977 Editorial Staff, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1976 – 1978 Coordinator, Women Law Students Association, 1977 – 1978 World Secretary, World Law Students Association, 1977 – 1979 National Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May – July 1980 Florida Bar Florida Bar Commission on Lawyer Professionalism,1987 – 1989 Chairman of Florida Bar subcommittee “Communication Professionalism to the Public” Editorial Board, Florida Bar Journal, 2009 – present Florida Bar Grievance Committee “H,” 17th Judicial Circuit, 1986 -1989 Board of Governors, Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division,17th Judicial Circuit, 1987 – 1989 Chairman, Starting on Your Own Committee,1987 -1988 Chairman, Guardian Ad Litem Committee,1987 – 1989 Editor, Florida Bar Journal, Column for Young Lawyers Division,1988 -1989 Florida Bar Criminal Law Section: Chairman, Committee on Indigent Counsel, 1987 – 1990 Florida Bar Criminal Law Section: Executive Council, 1991 – 1993 State Bar of Georgia Elected, Board of Governors, State Bar of Georgia, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, 2005 – 2009 Mentor, State Bar of Georgia, helping law students transition into Law Programs, 2006 – 2012 Indiana State Bar Association Chairman, Client’s Financial Assistance Fund Committee, Board of Governors, State Bar of Indiana, 2000 – 2002 Committee on the Civil Rights of Children, State Bar of Indiana, 1994, 1996 – 1999 Editor, Res Gestae (Co-Chairman of the State Bar of Indiana’s Written Publication Committee) Board of Governors, 1997 – 1999 Facilitator, School Mediation Project, State Bar of Indiana, 1994 Louisiana State Bar National Board of Trial Advocacy American Association for Justice: Leader’s Forum; Qui Tam Litigation Group; Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP); Motor Vehicle Collision, Highway and Premises Liability Section, Products Liability Section; Public Education Committee
Spanish and English
Birth Information:
Coral Gables, Florida, 1953
Reported Cases:
Selke v. Germanwings GmbH, 261 F. Supp. 3d 645 (E.D. Va. 2017) (Virginia court had personal jurisdiction over a German airline, involving Germanwings Flight 9525 from Barcelona, Spain to Düsseldorf, Germany, whose pilot committed suicide by crashing the plane into the French Alps and killing all 150 on board, because the airline sold its tickets to passengers that resided in Virginia through its authorized agent, United Airlines)
( Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy )
Hobbies & interests:
Ambassador, Monticello Opera House, 2011 – present Georgia Bar Foundation, 2002 – present Indiana Bar Foundation, 1999 – present Board of Directors, Pickens County Arts Council, 2008 – 2010 Board of Directors, Appalachian Children’s Shelter, 2008 – 2009 Board of Directors, Appalachian Children’s Center, 2005 – 2006 Vice President, Parent-Teacher Organization, Jasper Elementary School, 2002 – 2004 Coordinator, Domestic Violence Task Force, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, 2002 – 2003 Girl Scout Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of America, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1998 – 2001 Member of the Board of Directors, Adult and Child Mental Health Center, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1997 – 2001, Chairman of the Board 1999 – 2000 Precinct Committee Chairman, Center & Perry Townships, 1995 – 1999 Government Service: Managing Attorney, Children’s Legal Services, Florida Department of Children and Families, Panama City, Florida, 2010 – 2011 Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, 2009 – 2010 Senior Attorney, Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, 2009 – 2010 Master Commissioner and Magistrate, Marion County Superior Court, Major Felony Division / Civil Division, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1999 – 2001 Chief Arson Prosecutor, Marion County Felony Division, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1995 – 1997 Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Indiana’s Federal Litigation Division, Civil Rights Section, 1992 – 1994 Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida, 1986 – 1987

Mediation and Arbitration:

American Arbitration Association, Panel of Arbitrators, 1990 – 1994 Nova University Mediation Training Session, December 1992 Advanced Mediation Training, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1994 Certified Insurance Mediator, State of Florida, 1992 – 1996 Civil Mediation – Florida and Indiana, 1992 – 2001 Georgia Registered Mediator, 2009 – 2011

Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.3/5.0 (13 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Associate on 03/10/13 in Appellate Practice

    Diane ( My daughter ) worked for my firm and carried the major responsibility of our trial practice. ... She is a great lawyer. ... Edwin Marger

    Diane ( My daughter ) worked for my firm and carried the major responsibility of our trial practice. ... She is a great lawyer. ... Edwin Marger Read less

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 03/28/13 in Civil Rights

    It has been many years since I observed Ms. Moore in practice, so my ratings are based on dated information.

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