Dianna Lee is a Georgia native and graduated from Emory University in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and thereafter obtained her law degree from Mercer University School of Law in 2014, graduating magna cum laude and second in her class. While in law school, Dianna was a member of the Mercer Law Review where she was a published student-author; the Habeas Project which provided her with the opportunity to represent a Georgia death row inmate in federal habeas proceedings and thereafter assist in unsuccessful efforts to stop his execution; and received the National Association of Women Lawyers’ Outstanding Law Student Award and the Faculty Legal Writing Award in recognition of her achievements in law school. Dianna also attended a study abroad program in Rhodes, Greece where she gained unique knowledge regarding personal injury under Federal Maritime Law.
Dianna currently focuses her practice on representing victims of police brutality/shootings, deliberate indifference to serious medical needs, false arrest and malicious prosecution, and other civil rights violations in both state and federal courts around the country. Dianna also represents victims who suffered catastrophic injury or death in automobile and trucking accidents, sexual assault, premises liability, and negligent security.
Before joining Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys, Dianna gained valuable experience defending governmental entities, police officers, and other public officials in state and federal cases alleging violations of civil rights. This experience provides Dianna with specialized skill and knowledge to resolve complex legal issues relating to constitutional violations, as well as sovereign immunity, official immunity, and qualified immunity, which she now uses to obtain justice for victims of the civil rights violations she used to defend. Dianna also has significant experience defending hospitals, banks, insurance companies, and other corporations in cases involving a number of different areas of law, including cases alleging unlawful employment discrimination, premises liability, breach of contract, fraud, uninsured motorist coverage, and bad faith.
In her free time, Dianna enjoys live music, really good food and wine, hot yoga, reading to further personal and spiritual growth, hiking to chase waterfalls, and hitting the driving range to work on her blossoming golf swing.