Diane Marger Moore

Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, PC
10940 Wilshire Blvd Fl 17
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Attorney | Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate & Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate  DMoore@BaumHedlundLaw.com    AVVO Superb Score 10 out of 10 | AV Peer Review Rated  Airline Crash Litigation, Aviation Accidents, Aviation Product Liability, Catastrophic Injury, Complex and Multi-District Litigation, Commercial Truck Accidents, Consumer Fraud Litigation, Helicopter Crash Litigation, Personal Injury Law, Product Liability Law, Qui Tam Claims, Traumatic Brain Injury, Whistleblower Protection, Wrongful Death Law    Diane Marger Moore is a board certified civil trial attorney, certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. 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 protecting the public. 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.    As an attorney at Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, she focuses on the firm's whistleblower protection cases and commercial transportation accident litigation.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.  


  Coral Gables, Florida, 1953  


  Florida State University (B.A., with honors, 1974)  University of Georgia (J.D., 1978)  International Moot Court Team, 1976 - 1977  Editorial Staff, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, 1976 - 1978  Dean's List, Moot Court Executive Board, Dean's List, 1977 - 1978  National Institute for Trial Advocacy, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina,  May - July 1980  NITA - Teacher Training Session, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 1982  Advanced Arson / Explosives for Prosecutors, Department of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, Georgia, April 1996  

Court Admissions:

  Georgia, 1978  U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 1978  Florida, 1979  Louisiana, 1979  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 1983  U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana, 1983  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Court, 1986  Indiana, 1990  United States Court of Claims, 1991  U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1993  U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana, 1994  U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 2005  District of Columbia, 2013  


  Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate and Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate,  National Board of Trial Advocacy  Awards and Honors:    Avvo Clients' Choice Award, 2012  Avvo.com Superb Score 10 out of 10  AV® Peer Review Rated through LexisNexis Martindale Hubbell®  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 Lawyersâ„¢  The Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers  


  Coordinator, Women Law Students Association, 1977 – 1978  World Secretary, World Law Students Association, 1977 – 1979  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  The 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  

Government Service:

  Federal Public Defender, Southern District of Florida, 1986 - 1987  Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, State of Indiana's Federal Litigation Division, Civil Rights Section, 1992 - 1994  Chief Arson Prosecutor, Marion County Felony Division, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1995 - 1997  Master Commissioner and Magistrate, Marion County Superior Court, Major Felony Division / Civil Division, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1999 - 2001  Senior Attorney, Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Insurance Fraud, 2009 – 2010  Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation,  2009 - 2010  Managing Attorney, Children's Legal Services, Florida Department of Children and Families, Panama City, Florida, 2010 - 2011  

Legal Teaching Positions:

  Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia - School of Law, Athens, Georgia,  September 1977 - June 1978  Assistant Professor Criminology, Tift College, Forsyth, Georgia. Developed and taught advanced criminology courses, including “Criminology†and “Policy Report Writing†to law enforcement officers in evening division, March 1979 - August 1979  Adjunct Law Professor, Nova University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, taught Masters level course on “School Law†(AS516), Summer Semester, 1984  Adjunct Law Professor, Nova University Center for Study of Law, Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, January 1984, January 1985 (and other demonstrations and lectures)  Department Head, International Business College, Indianapolis, Indiana, Paralegal Program, August - December 1992  

Presentations / Speeches / Instructor:

  Topic: “Innovative Defense Techniques† Organization: Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia  Event: Seminar  Location: Atlanta, Georgia  Date: September 1981    Position: Assistant Team Leader  Organization: National Institute for Trial Advocacy  Event: S.E. Regional Program  Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina  Date: May 1982    Position: Faculty  Organization: Emory University  Event: NITA Trial Techniques Program  Location: Atlanta, Georgia  Date: January 1982, January 1983    Position: Faculty on Criminal Law  Organization: Georgia Continuing Legal Education  Event: Bridge-the-Gap Seminar  Location: Atlanta, Georgia  Date: January 1982, January 1983    Topic: “Conflicts of Interest in Multi-Defendant Cases† Organization: The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc.  Event: Annual Seminar  Location: Lake Tahoe, Nevada  Date: March 1983    Topic: Federal Practice  Organization: Florida Legal Assistants, Inc.  Event: Semiannual meeting  Location: West Palm Beach, Florida  Date: October 6, 1983    Topic: Teaching team member  Organization: Stetson University College of Law  Event: Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program  Location: Gulfport, Florida  Date: December 2 - 4 , 1984    Topic: “Impact of Bail Reform Act of 1984† Organization: National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies  Event: Seminar on New Issues in Federal Practice  Location: Miami, Florida  Date: October 1986    Topic: “Interviewing and Counseling of Clients† Organization: Florida Bar  Event: Bridge-the-Gap Seminar  Location: Winter Park, Florida  Date: October 1988    Topic: “Motion Practice in Criminal Cases† Organization: Florida Bar  Event: Young Lawyer Seminar on Criminal Practice  Location: Tampa, Florida and Miami, Florida,  Date: November 1991    Topic: “Adjusting Condominium Losses: The New Florida Condominium Act† Organization: Crawford and Company  Event: Annual Property Seminar  Location: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida  Date: August 1992    Topic: “Civil Rights and Statutory Disputes: Resolving Civil Rights and Title VII Cases through Mediation† Position: Trainer, Advanced Mediation Training  Organization: Indiana Association of Mediators  Event: Advanced Mediation Training  Location: Indianapolis, Indiana  Date: October 29, 1994    Topic: Speaker and Panel Member: “How to Set Up a Law Practice† Organization: Second Annual Women and the Law  Event: Bench - Bar Conference  Location: Culver, Indiana  Date: February 2006    Topic: Faculty: Trial Skills  Organization: University of Georgia School of Law, State Bar of Georgia  Event: Georgia Trial Skills Clinic  Location: Athens, Georgia  Date: 2003 – 2006    Topic: Faculty: Advanced Criminal Trial Practice  Organization: State Bar of Georgia; University of Georgia School of Law  Event: Gary Christie Memorial Trial Skills Clinic (formerly Advanced Trial Practice Clinic)  Location: Athens, Georgia  Date: 2003 - 2006, 2008 - 2011    Topic: Faculty Chairman: Trial Practice for Dependency Cases  Organization: Florida Department Children and Families  Event: Children's Legal Services First Annual Trial Training Seminar  Location: Panama City, Florida  Date: April 2011    Topic: “Whistleblower (Qui Tam) Litigation in Indiana: The Facts and Recent Decisions† Organization: Indiana State Bar Association  Event: Women's Bench Bar Retreat  Location: Culver Cove, Indiana  Date: March 3, 2012    Topic: Qui Tam Litigation: Critical Issues—Identifying A False Claims Act Case, Drafting and Deciding Where to File†and Panelist “Panel Discussion: Handling Urgent Legal Matters  Organization: The Institute for Continuing Legal Education in Georgia  Event: “Advanced Urgent Legal Matters Seminar at Sea†for Florida and Georgia Attorneys  Location: Celebrity Cruise Line Eclipse  Date: November 9 - 17, 2012    Topic: Professional Training  Position: Teaching team member/team leader/facilitator  Organization: University of Florida School of Law  Event: Prosecutor/Public Defender Trial Training Program  Location: Gainesville, Florida  Date: 1985-1992, 2010 - 2013    Topic: Faculty: Trial Skills  Organization: University of Georgia School of Law  Event: Gary Christy Memorial Georgia Trial Skills Clinic  Location: Athens, Georgia  Date: June 27 – 30, 2013  

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  


  â€œCriminal Law in Georgia - Misdemeanors† published by Georgia Continuing Legal Education  1981  â€œMisdemeanor Practice in Georgia† published by Georgia Continuing Legal Education, Misdemeanor Practice, 1  1981  â€œPretrial Motions in Criminal Cases† published by Georgia Continuing Legal Education Bridge-the-Gap  1981-1982  â€œThe Trafficking Act and Youthful Offenders† Vol. III, No. 1 Crim. L. Section Newsletter, 1984; M. Kadish & R. Brofman, Trial Investigation and Preparation, Criminal Law Advocacy Series, Matthew Bender  1982 Contributing Author  â€œNew I.R.S. Reporting Law: A Further Decline of Client Confidentiality† 59 Fla. Bar J. 333  1985  â€œInterviewing the Client, Fact Investigation & Theory of Defense† Florida Pretrial Practice in Criminal Cases, Fla. Bar C.L.E.  1987  â€œFederal Practice in Southern District of Florida† Fla. C.L.E.  1989, (Reprinted 1990)  â€œNew Grievance Procedures: A Summary and Analysis† 65 Fla. Bar J. 35  1991  â€œMotion Practice in Criminal Cases†Fla. C.L.E.  1992  â€œFlorida Criminal Appellate Practice - A New Lawyer's Guide† Attorneys Handbook, Fla. C.L.E.  1988 (updated 1989, 1990, 1992, & 1993)  â€œIndiana's Corpus Delicti Rule: Time for A Change† Res Gestae  2001  â€œFelonious Wealth† HG.org, November 16  2012  

Pro Bono & Civic Activities:

  Precinct Committee Chairman, Center & Perry Townships, 1995 - 1999  Member of the Board of Directors, Adult and Child Mental Health Center, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1997 - 2001,  Chairman of the Board 1999 - 2000  Girl Scout Troop Leader, Girl Scouts of America, Indianapolis, Indiana,  1998 - 2001  Indiana Bar Foundation, 1999 - present  Coordinator, Domestic Violence Task Force, Appalachian Judicial Circuit, 2002 - 2003  Vice President, Parent-Teacher Organization, Jasper Elementary School,  2002 - 2004  Georgia Bar Foundation, 2002 - present  Board of Directors, Appalachian Children's Center, 2005 - 2006  Board of Directors, Appalachian Children's Shelter, 2008 - 2009  Board of Directors, Pickens County Arts Council, 2008 - 2010  Ambassador, Monticello Opera House, 2011 - present