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Diane Seltzer

Diane Seltzer

Principal

Seltzer Law Firm

Diane A. Seltzer represents employers and employees in all aspects of employment law and employment litigation. She also serves as a mediator for employment disputes. Since 2004, she has provided annual employment law training to the judicial law clerks for the United States District Court of Maryland, and in 2015, the Judges of that Court presented her with their Exceptional Service Award. She clerked for Judge Frederick C. Wright III, Judge John P. Corderman, and Judge Daniel Moylan of the Circuit Court of Maryland for Washington County after graduation.

Diane is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law, where she served on the Law Review. She received her B.A. in Sociology, cum laude, from Tufts University.

For 2020 and 2021, Diane was peer-rated as a Maryland Super Lawyer and as a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer through Thomson Reuters. In Bethesda Magazine’s 2021 and 2019 surveys, her peers selected her as one of the Top Employment Law attorneys.

Diane was elected to the Board of Governors of the D.C. Bar for the 2021-2024 term and served as its Secretary for the 2020-2021 term. She currently serves on the D.C. Bar’s Continuing Legal Education Committee, for which she previously served as Chair (2016-2017), Vice-Chair (2015-2016), and as a Committee member (2012-2015). She also served on the D.C. Bar’s 2020-2025 Strategic Planning Committee, Screening Committee, Communities Committee, and Nominations Committee. She is Vice-Chair of the Litigation Committee for the American Bar Association’s Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division (GP Solo) for 2020-2022.

In addition to her private practice, Diane has been an Adjunct Professor of Law at American University, Washington College of Law, in Washington, DC, since 2003. She developed and since 2020 has taught the Human Resources Compliance course for the Master of Legal Studies program. She has taught J.D. students Employment Discrimination as well as Employment Law: The Employment Relationship.

She has spoken nationally and locally at various programs on employment law and has appeared as a guest on and in national and local media programs and publications. She frequently serves as a faculty member in Continuing Legal Education programs presented by the D.C. Bar. Detailed information about her practice, publications, presentations, honors, and media appearances can be found at www.seltzerlawfirm.com.