Diane Menashe is a trial lawyer who has tried more than 150 criminal and civil cases to jury verdict. Her vast success in the courtroom is attributed to her mastery of the facts and the law and her unique ability to understand how to use every phase of the trial, to further her client’s story and to ultimately gain favorable verdicts.
Her work includes high-level criminal defense in state and federal courts, complex civil litigation, internal investigations, parole hearings, judicial release motions and juvenile criminal defense.
Annually, Diane is a faculty member of Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop where she teaches alongside of some of the best trial lawyers and judges in the country.
In recognition of her experience as a trial lawyer, Diane is a fellow in both the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers (IATL).
Diane, a four-year collegiate rower, coached the Tulane Law School varsity women’s rowing team while attending law school at the university. She brings the collaborative approach to her work, especially in the courtroom where she understands the value of putting together a diverse, experienced team.
The Menashe Law Group LLC
1330 Dublin Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Education Undergraduate School
Bachelor of Arts, Purdue
Tulane University Law School 1998
United States District Court – Northern District of Ohio
United States District Court – Southern District of Ohio
United States District Court – Southern District of Indiana
United States Court of Appeals – Sixth Circuit
Awards & Recognitions
International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
Best Lawyers® 2021-2023 (Criminal Defense: General, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Commercial Litigation)
Ohio Super Lawyers, 2020-2022 (Criminal Defense
CJA Panel Representative S.D. Ohio (2016- Present)
Rule 20 Certified – Lead Trial Counsel Capital Cases
Columbus CEO 2021 Future 50 Leaders
Order of the Baristers
Greater Columbus Sports Commission, Board Member, January 2021-Current
Chief of Police’s Advisory Panel (selected by Columbus City Council & Mayor Ginther), June, 2020-2022
Franklin County Based Correctional Facility, Board of Directors, 2015-2018
Dress for Success, Board Member and Development Chair, 2011- 2014