Diane U. Montgomery

Diane U. Montgomery

Associate, Vice Chair Coverage Section
Richmond, Virginia


Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • Environmental Law/Litigation
  • First and Third Party Coverage
  • Property Insurance Defense

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. cum laude - 1990
    • Honors: Recipient, Wall Street Journal Award for Excellence in Economics, 1987
    • Honors: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Criminal Law (1987-1988)
    • Law Review: Washington & Lee Law Review, 1988 - 1989
    • Law Journal: Capital Case Clearinghouse , Member and Journal Contributor, 1989 - 1990
  • Randolph-Macon Womens College
    • B.A. - 1987

Published Works

  • "Clean Water Act Permitting The NPDES Program at Twenty", in The Environmental Law Manual (Co-Author), American Bar Association, 1992
  • Note, "Achille Lauro Missed the Boat: The Second Circuit Refusal in Chasser v. Achille Lauro Lines to Hear Defendant Interlocutory Appeal Under Collateral Order Exemption", Washington & Lee Law Review, Winter, 1989
  • Coverage and Environmental Issues


  • Instructor, Coverage and Environmental Issues

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Environmental Law Section, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • Richmond Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member, Chair and Newsletter Editor
  • American Bar Association, Member, Publications Committee
  • American Bar Association, Affordable Housing Group, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section of Natural Resources, Member
  • American Bar Association, Energy & Environment, Member
  • American Bar Association, Health Law Forum, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services, Staff Attorney/Administrative law Judge, 1993 - 1994