Partner Diana Richmond Recognized as San Francisco’s Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers

October 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2011 — Sideman & Bancroft LLP is pleased to announce that Partner Diana E. Richmond has been named “San Francisco Best Lawyers® Family Law Mediation Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Ms. Richmond was selected as “San Francisco Best Lawyers® Family Law Lawyer of the Year” in 2009 and has been listed in Best Lawyers® annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America®, every consecutive year since 1983.

“Diana is an undeniably outstanding attorney and an invaluable asset to the firm,” said Sideman & Bancroft founder Richard Sideman. “She provides clients with thoughtful and creative advice to help them navigate challenging situations and we’re so proud that she’s been recognized – yet again – for her stellar work.”

Ms. Richmond has worked as a certified Family Law Specialist for more than 31 years. She serves as a mediator, settlement conference facilitator and private adjudicator for family law and related controversies, including domestic partnerships, and handles premarital and marital agreements and appeals for clients. Ms. Richmond joined Sideman & Bancroft LLP after heading her own family law office for more than 23 years.

In addition to her many Best Lawyers® accolades, Ms. Richmond has been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers® list every year since 2004. In 2005 and 2007 she was selected as one of the Top Ten Northern California Super Lawyers® and, in 2007, received the Hall of Fame Award from the Association of Certified Family Law Specialists. In 2003 Ms. Richmond was listed as one of the “Top 25 Attorneys in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Chronicle and was recognized as one of the top two Bay Area family law attorneys by The Recorder. She earned her J.D. from Golden Gate University Law School in 1973 and her B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1967.

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