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DIANA GERSTEN

Partner

Diana Gersten has always been passionate about pediatric mental health. In her first career as a school psychologist, Diana conducted psycho-educational evaluations, consulted with teachers, and designed behavioral intervention plans. But she found herself wanting to advocate for the children she worked with and decided to go to law school.

While at Brooklyn Law, Diana worked at the Children’s Law Center, an organization that represents the interests of children in Family Court and in the Integrated Domestic Violence Parts of the Supreme Court. After graduating from Brooklyn Law School, Diana briefly worked as an attorney in the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department for Mental Hygiene Legal Services, the oldest and most comprehensive legal advocacy program for the mentally disabled in the United States.

Diana is a partner of the firm and has been with Skyer Law since 2004. In addition to her own caseload, Diana does many initial client consultations, assigns new cases, and manages attorneys. Because of her clinical background, she has particular expertise in reviewing reports and assessments in order to recommend appropriate programs and placements.

Diana's mother was one of the city’s first CPSE administrators, and she grew up hearing inspiring stories about her work. Born and raised in Queens, Diana is one of those native New Yorkers who has opinions about everything. She is raising her two children on the Upper East Side.