Diana J. Huntsman, J.D., Attorney-Mediator
Diana has been a mediator for three years. However, she has already been certified as a Master Mediator by the Utah Administrative Office of the Courts. Diana has conducted approximately 350 hours of mediation (through June, 2014). More importantly (to her), she has helped over 60 couples resolve their divorce and custody conflicts through mediation, without the extra cost, delay, and emotional trauma of litigation.
Diana is also an attorney and has represented people in family law cases, including divorce, custody, and paternity matters, for over 21 years. She is intimately familiar with the law, courtroom procedure, judges and litigation. Diana is also skilled at diplomatic negotiation, and has resolved countless cases over the past 21 years as an attorney, through mediation. She is the senior partner of "Huntsman | Lofgran, PLLC."
Whether helping a couple as a mediator, or representing a person as an attorney, Diana enjoys helping others find hope and resolution in difficult times -- divorce being one of the hardest things a person may face. That being said, if a couple is willing to try, Diana is passionately committed to the concept of mediation, as opposed to litigation and court rooms, as a far more positive, less costly, faster option of resolving conflict.
Diana received her mediation training through Utah Dispute Resolution, and completed her family law mediation mentorship with Nancy McGahey of Utah Dispute Resolution. She has been a mediator since November 20, 2012; and a Master Mediator since June 26, 2014.
Diana received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Utah, College of Law; her Bachelor of Science from Utah State University, cum laude, with majors in Economics and Business Administration, and a minor in Political Science; and her Associate of Science from Snow College, magna cum laude. She has been a member of the Utah State Bar since 1994, and is a member of the Family Law Section of that bar.
Previously, Diana was a Prosecutorial Intern for the Salt Lake County Attorneys' Office; a Judicial Extern for the Honorable J. Thomas Greene, of the United States District Court, District of Utah; an associate, then partner, with Mangum, Holt & Huntsman; and the owner of Diana J. Huntsman & Assocs., PLLC.