Diana N. Chinn is an associate in the Sacramento office of Klinedinst PC with extensive experience in civil litigation. Prior to joining Klinedinst, Ms. Chinn served as a Deputy Attorney General with the California Department of Justice, Office of the Attorney General. Representing clients in civil rights lawsuits, Ms. Chinn successfully attained positive case outcomes throughout all stages of the litigation process, in both state and federal court.
Ms. Chinn earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, where she was an active member of the McGeorge Women’s Caucus, the McGeorge Asian-Pacific American Law Students Association, and the nationally-recognized Anthony M. Kennedy Inn of Court. Ms. Chinn achieved academic successes as a Dean’s List Scholar and member of the Roger J. Traynor Honors Society, and received special recognition as a winner of the Benjamin Frantz First-Year Mock Trial Competition, the “Best Oral Argument” award at the Thomas Tang Competition, and as a semi-finalist in international moot court competitions.
Ms. Chinn is a member of the State Bar of California. She is admitted to practice before all California state courts, the United States District Court of California for the Eastern District, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Outside of the office and courtroom, Ms. Chinn takes pride in serving her community, participating in local fundraisers, and providing mentorship to both teens and law students. She is also an avid supporter of the arts, and enjoys attending museums, musical theater shows, and swing and salsa dance classes.