Foley & Mansfield
Foley & Mansfield

Diane C. Babbitt

Partner - Seattle / Portland


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

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); Oregon Defense Counsel Association; Claims & Litigation Management Alliance (CLM)


Diane C. Babbitt, a partner in the Seattle and Portland offices of Foley & Mansfield, focuses her practice in personal injury and wrongful death matters involving product liability, general casualty, and 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, spending time with her family and volunteering with Multnomah County Animal Services. 


December 10, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Names 2019 Partners, Equity Partners

The national defense firm of Foley & Mansfield today announced the election of nine partners to its Equity Partnership, and fifteen attorneys to its Partnership, effective January 1, 2019.


May 1, 2018
Foley & Mansfield Relocates Portland Office to Historic Pacific Building

Foley & Mansfield has relocated its Portland office to the historic Pacific Building at 520 SW Yamhill Street, Suite 1012, Portland, OR, 97204 to accommodate continued growth.


May 5, 2016
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.



  • Multnomah County Animal Services volunteer
  • 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)