Diane L. James. (President)
Diane L. James, is president of and a consultant with Piganelli & Associates, Inc. Through P & A, she provides comprehensive consulting services in areas of complex litigation evidence management, computerized litigation support, e-discovery, strategic trial consulting and training.
Diane has worked in the legal field since 1980 in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque, NM. She holds a bachelor’s degree in management from University of Phoenix.
Diane has worked in every aspect of legal practice including corporate and transactional matters, real estate, government contracts, personal injury and commercial litigation. She has specialized in complex litigation since 1988 developing expertise applying computerized systems to case management and training legal professionals in those applications.
Diane has been working with clients since 2000 to help them adopt workable technology solutions for litigation management and strategic trial presentation. She regularly works with lawyers and corporate counsel assisting them with e-Discovery process coordination and facilitation.
Diane’s high profile trial consulting work includes Rosie O’Donnell vs. Gruner + Jahr, Tracinda Corp. vs. DaimlerChrysler, Park Cattle Company vs. WimarTahoe, resulting in a $200M+ settlement for Park Cattle two days before closing arguments, a full defense verdict against a powerful Sacramento commercial developer in AKT (Angelo Tsakopoulos) vs. Charles Somers, and most recently a $110M jury verdict in Gray Development Group vs. Northeast Phoenix Partners.
As a recognized national expert, she has written articles on litigation technology for ABA publications. She has also lectured nationally addressing audiences at the ABA TechShow and conferences sponsored by state bar associations, county bar associations, national paralegal associations, and technology vendors.