Diane Menashe

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
(M) 614-354-5312
(O) 614-221-6500

Education Undergraduate School

Bachelor of Arts, Purdue

University 1995


Law School

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

Community Involvement

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