Diane S. Finston

Diane S. Finston

Los Angeles, California
(323) 954-1800

Diane Finston, hails from McKeesport/Pittsburgh Pennsylvania home of the Steelers and the Pirates, is an avid fan of her home town sports team. Although a lover of winter, nevertheless she moved West to California settling first in Berkeley California and then relocated to Los Angeles. Diane Finston graduated with her Bachelors of Arts Degree from University of California, Berkeley and then received her Law Degree from University of California at Davis. Journey towards being a Workers’ Compensation Attorney was not necessarily a direct route. Wanting to either be in politics or a cellist and prior to attending UC Berkeley, Diane Finston ended up at the University of Chicago Hospital as Radiologist in the Oral Surgery Trauma Unit; was the first Director of the Berkeley Free Clinic Dental Clinic Program. Diane Finston Applied to the University of California ostensibly to become a dentist, but ended up with a degree in Anthropology. After graduating law school she became a Family Lawyer with a 18 year association with Steven Adams of the California Law Reports Organization. Going into her 9th year, Diane Finston is blessed to now be a member of the Hinden & Breslavsky team EMPOWERING INJURED WORKERS to receive their legal and medical rights as a RIGHT not a PRIVILEGE.

Areas of Practice

  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1988


  • University of California at Davis School of Law, Davis, California
    • J.D. – 1986
  • University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • B.A. – 1976
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: Anthropology
    • Minor: Social Welfare


  • Assisted CFLR

Past Employment Positions

  • CFLR, 1992 – 2009
  • Finston & Finston, Partner, 1992 – 2009
  • Berkeley Free Clinic – Dental Clinic, Director, 1972 – 1974

Pro Bono Activities

  • Harriet Buhai Center, 1992 – 1998
  • Allied Fellowship Foundation, 1980
  • Domestic Violence Court Committee, 1990