Diane is the founder of Becker Law. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of the late Robert and Patricia Becker. She has one son, Cole Ashton Becker, an excellent AAU basketball star. She attended Kent State University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989. During her undergraduate years, she participated in the Amigos de las Americas program spending an extended time in the countryside of Paraguay and Ecuador providing basic health services in the local communities through their Ministries of Health.
Diane moved to Raleigh in 1989 and enrolled in North Carolina Central University’s School of Law in 1990. She was awarded the North Carolina Bar Association’s Scholarship that same year. She graduated with a juris doctorate degree cum laude in 1993. That year she was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar, the District and Superior Courts of North Carolina, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She then opened Becker Law in the Raleigh Building on the corner of Fayetteville and Hargett Streets. In 1998, she moved the firm to Woman’s Club Drive and Glenwood Avenue, just inside the Beltline, where it remained until 2004. At that time, the firm decided to make a more permanent move to Creedmoor Road, just north of the Crabtree Valley Mall, where it remains today.
Diane’s practice has encompassed a wide variety of practice areas over the years but most recently her concentrations have settled into real estate related matters, estate administrations and planning, personal injury, and business transactions.
Diane was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2006. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. She is also a member of the Litigation, Construction, Business, and Real Property Sections of the North Carolina Bar Association as well as the Zoning, Planning & Land Use Section. In addition, she has been an instructor of broker law classes for the Howard Perry & Walston Real Estate School and a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.