Attorney Dianne Sawaya chuckles as she pulls a cartoon out of her desk drawer. It shows the feisty little girl from The Family Circus cartoon series saying, “I don’t want to be a lady when I grow up. I want to be a lawyer.” Sawaya says she found that cartoon when she was still in college and has kept it ever since.
Born and raised in Denver, Sawaya has been practicing law for 35 years. She says, “I always wanted to fight for what’s right.” She explains she originally started in the pre-med program but quickly determined that was not her calling. Then shortly thereafter she was at the courthouse with her father for a case her father’s employee was involved with. “It was an extraordinary experience watching the justice system at play,” Sawaya recounts. “I knew from that moment that the legal field was the right path for me. I want to utilize the justice system to help those in need.”
She founded the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya in April 2005. They specialize in personal injury auto, truck and motorcycle accidents. “I wanted to leave the mill environment at the prior firm and create a boutique firm to give individual attention to our clients,” Sawaya says. “We’re not a large firm where your case is just a file and sits on a shelf. We maintain constant communication with our clients and take a team approach. We treat our clients like people and keep a picture of them on the first page of their file. We actually create relationships that continue once the case is complete.”
Sawaya says her office has great relationships with medical providers to assist clients with obtaining medical treatment. The firm is well respected by the legal and medical community. “Judges, mediators and even opposing counsels refer friends and family to our firm, “ Sawaya adds, “Doctors seek us out and send their patients to us.”
The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya provide continuous legal and medical seminars for the entire staff. With her background in a large firm, Sawaya recognized the need for a sophisticated case management software and created customized software for her firm that allows for a consistency with the case processing and a paperless office. “Our customized software lets us have constant contact with clients and helps us to process cases in a way that maximizes the value of the case.”
All of that results in huge benefits for clients. Sawaya explains there is no obligation with the initial consultation. “We will be upfront and honest about the case from day one. “
The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya advocates for clients outside the courtroom as well. “We give guidance with medical treatment and monitor diagnostics. Nothing is missed,” Sawaya states.
Sawaya says the firm joined the Greater Glendale Chamber of Commerce because it’s important to be involved with the community. “The networking is great and it matters to us to be active in our community and help other businesses.”
When asked why a client should choose her, Sawaya says, “Because I’m smart, aggressive and compassionate. I know the law, the judges and the system. Insurers know I don’t back down and I get you the best settlement.” Those who know her say not only is Sawaya a great lawyer, she’s a great lady, too.
For more information contact the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya at 303-974-4674 or visit their website www.dslawfirm.com.