BIOGRAPHY OF DIANE L. GROVER (OF COUNSEL)

 

            Diane L. Grover, with her main office in Portland, OR, is an attorney who primarily specializes in Immigration Law.  Diane has represented clients from over 70 different countries and in her immigration practice has tried numerous cases in Federal Immigration Court and has worked on Asylum, Family-based Immigration, Consular Processing, Waivers, Citizenship, DACA, U-Visa and Violence Against Women (VAWA) cases.  Diane has been a contributor with a local radio station discussing various immigration issues.  Diane was chosen as one of the 2017 Hometown Heroes by the Lake Oswego Review and featured in its Perspective Magazine in part because of her immigration work.   Diane has also served as a board member for the South Portland Business Association, board member of her former condo association, has served as an  advisory board member for various non-profits and is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the Evergreen Neighborhood Association. 

 

            Diane graduated with Honors from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Science (Social Work) with minors in Spanish and Business Administration and has taken graduate business courses in the MBA Program at Pepperdine University.  Diane earned her law degree at Seton Hall University School of Law where she specialized in the Entertainment and Sports Law concentration, served in the Center for Social Justice Immigration Clinic, was awarded the Pro Bono Service Program Award and was a recipient of both the Centennial Scholarship and the New Jersey Business Women’s State Scholarship.  Diane also was a member of a Social Work Seminar in Europe as an undergraduate and was a member of Tulane University School of Law’s International Law Summer Program studying international law in Greece during law school. 

 

            Diane is admitted to practice in the State of Oregon, the United States Tax Court, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and is a member of the Oregon State Bar, Multnomah Bar, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and served as the President of the Columbia County Bar.   Diane also was a Fellow in the 2007 Oregon State Leadership College,  a member of the State Lawyers Assistance Committee and a member of the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates.

 

            Diane has also been active in political work and has served as a volunteer in presidential elections and on other federal, state and local campaigns.  Most recently, she has been an elected Precinct Committee Person and Neighborhood Leader, is an active member of the Clackamas County Democrats and was an elected delegate to the 2016 Oregon State Democratic Convention and the 2018 CD 5 Convention.   Diane was also a National Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 2020.  In such political work, Diane has spoken before groups on immigration topics and advocates on behalf of immigrants and refugees.