Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Diane C. Babbitt

Of Counsel - Portland / Seattle

dbabbitt@foleymansfield.com

503-384-2379

Bar Admissions: Oregon; Washington; US District Court, District of Oregon; US District Court, Western District of Washington; US District Court, Eastern District of Washington

Practice Groups: Toxic Tort / Mass Tort, Construction Litigation, Environmental, Personal Injury Defense, Product Liability, Insurance Coverage

Education: University of California Hastings College of Law, 1988, JD; Willamette University, 1983, BA, Economics, cum laude

Memberships: Oregon State Bar Association, Washington State Bar Association, Washington Defense Trial Lawyers Association, Defense Research Institute (DRI)

BIOGRAPHY

Diane C. Babbitt, Of Counsel in the Portland and Seattle offices of Foley & Mansfield, focuses her practice in personal injury and wrongful death matters involving asbestos exposure, in addition to defending contractors and developers in construction defect disputes.

Her commercial practice also includes insurance coverage issues including defense of bad faith and breach of contract claims.

Diane began her legal career in Seattle, Washington, defending individuals and corporations in a variety of employment, real estate and securities matters.  She then managed a land use and zoning firm in Phoenix, Arizona before returning to the Pacific Northwest.  

In addition to the practice of law, Ms. Babbitt  remains active as a community volunteer. Service highlights include serving as Co-Chair of the Landmark Donor Committee for the Bellevue Arts Museum during the community phase of a $23 million capital campaign, and coordinating the successful legal efforts undertaken to recoup the cleanup costs incurred during construction of the new museum to remove and dispose of contaminated soil caused by a prior owner of the property.

Her hobbies and interests include tennis, horseback riding, visiting Paris and spending time with her family.

IN THE NEWS

Foley & Mansfield Champions Gender Parity; Firm Named #2 in National Law Journal Women in Law Rankings

Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that the firm has been named #2 among the National Law Journal Women in Law rankings, and has again been listed among the nation's largest law firms – the NLJ 500. The firm ranked #271 in the annual listing, which this year was expanded to include the top 500 law firms in the nation.

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Law360 Ranks Foley & Mansfield Among Top Firms for Female Attorneys

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce it has been ranked 15th on Law360’s 2016 list of the 100 best U.S. law firms for women.

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Foley & Mansfield Opens Portland Office; Veteran Litigator Diane Babbitt Joins Firm

Foley & Mansfield announced today that it has expanded its profile in the Pacific Northwest with the addition of experienced litigator Diane C. Babbitt, a former partner and head of the Northwest litigation practice at Jackson Jenkins Renstrom. Babbitt will work in the Firm’s new Portland office.

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COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Willamette University Alumni Board, Executive Committee, Past President
  • Bellevue Arts Museum, Trustee (1998-2007), Executive Committee (1999-2007)
  • Spectrum Dance Theater, Board of Directors (2002-2003)

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