Principal Dianna Lyons grew up in California’s Central Valley in a migrant farm worker family. She spent 26 years with César Chavez’ United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO and was an organizer in California, New York, Ohio and Florida before becoming an attorney for the UFW in 1977. She was the UFW’s Chief Counsel from 1986 to 1992.
In her 16 years representing Chavez and the UFW, Ms. Lyons tried labor cases and handled hundreds of appeals, including more than 20 before the California Supreme Court. Ms. Lyons now heads the Law & Motion & Appellate Department at Kazan Law.
- University of California at Davis School of Law (J.D., 1977), American Jurisprudence Award for Labor Law
- California State University, Stanislaus (B.A., 1966)
Bar and Court Admissions
- California (1977)
- U.S. Supreme Court (1984)
- State Bar of California
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association
- AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee