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Diane R. Chace

Diane R. Chace

New Britain, Connecticut

Diane R. Chace is a partner in the firm  practicing in the areas of criminal defense, divorce, estates and probate and civil litigation. Attorney Chace is certified in collaborative divorce practice and represents clients in both litigated and collaborative matters. She received a BA with honors from Providence College in 1989 and a J.D. from George Washington University in 1992.  She was admitted to the Connecticut Bar in 1992 and the U.S. District Court Bar in 1995.  She is a member of the Connecticut Bar Association, the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Attorney Chace is past chair of the Board of Directors for the Hospital for Special Care Foundation and a present member of the Board of Directors of the Hospital for Special Care, a long term acute care hospital in New Britain, Connecticut.  She is past chair of the Board of Directors of Community Mental Health Affiliates and the YWCA of New Britain and past president of the New Britain Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Divorce/Family Law
  • Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
  • Estates and Probate
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers Compensation

Bar Admissions

  • Connecticut, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Connecticut, 1995


  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1992
  • Providence College, Providence, Rhode Island
    • B.A. cum laude - 1989

Representative Clients

  • The Mattabassett District Sewer Authority (past client)
  • YWCA of New Britain
  • Gagnon Homes, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Women in Leadership Award, 2005

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Connecticut Bar Association, Member, 1993 - Present
  • Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member, 2000 - Present
  • New Britain Bar Association, 1993 - Present
  • Central Connecticut Collaborative Family Law Group, 2016 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2016 - Present
  • Hospital for Special Care-Director, 2010 - Present
  • Hospital for Special Care Foundation, Director , 2005 - Present
  • Connecticut Mental Health Affiliates, Director , 2002 - 2008
  • YWCA, Director , 2000 - 2008


  • Phi Alpha Delta