Diana B. Gittelman is an attorney who specializes in divorce mediation. Diana practiced as a traditional divorce litigator in both New York and New Jersey for many years before getting training as a mediator in 1991, and has successfully mediated over five hundred divorces. Since 1996 she has worked exclusively as a mediator.
Diana received a B.A. in psychology and sociology from the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. She completed a post-graduate course in taxation for attorneys at Rutgers University School of Law and a fellowship for non-clinicians given by faculty members of the New York University Psychoanalytic Institute.
Diana achieved the highest ranking, Advanced Practitioner, in the Association of Conflict Resolution. Her professional activities have included serving as a guest lecturer on alternative dispute resolution at Rutgers University School of Law and New York University School of Law, teaching a course on the Basics of Divorce at the 92nd Street Y, presenting as a panelist on the Divorce and Children work shop at the American Psychoanalytic Association winter meetings, and teaching law and conducting groups for divorced parents at the John Dewey Academy, a therapeutic boarding school in Great Barrington, Ma.
Diana’s background in both law and psychology and her years of experience working with troubled adolescents, many of whom have experienced the trauma of divorce in their families, make her particularly sensitive to the emotional turmoil that couples and their children encounter when the parents divorce. Her years of experience as a divorce litigator assure a keen knowledge of the law and ability to draft sound agreements and legal documents.