DIANE WELCH Bando

Ms. Bando obtained her B.A. from the University of Minnesota and graduated with honors in 1983 from Brooklyn Law School, where she was a member of the International Law Review.  
Early in her legal career, Ms. Bando worked at the law firm of former New York Court of Appeals Judge, Hon. Jacob D. Fuchsberg, where she learned the art of appellate advocacy and plaintiffs' personal injury litigation.
Ms. Bando has also worked at one of New York City's largest and most respected defense firms, but returned to plaintiffs' personal injury work in 1998 as a member of a team of New York attorneys who successfully represented New York State in a landmark action against the Tobacco Industry. The action resulted in an approximately $25 billion award to New York State and nationwide, life-saving reforms in the advertising practices of the Tobacco Industry, amongst other things.
Ms. Bando opened her own appellate practice in plaintiffs' personal injury law, in 2002, before joining Pena & Kahn.  She is admitted in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and the Eastern Districts of New York and the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  Ms. Bando has won many appeals on behalf of injured plaintiffs in New York State's Appellate Division and Court of Appeals and continues to do so for Pena & Kahn clients.

Bar Admissions
     New York, 1984

     U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1995
     U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1984
     U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1985

Education

     Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York

     J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence cum laude - 1983
     University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
     B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1971


Published Works

    
Air Micronesia v. Japan Civil Aeronautics Bureau: A First Interpretation of the International Air Competition Act of 1979, Brooklyn Law Journal,      Vol. 7, 1981


Professional Associations and Memberships

     Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member, 1989 - 1990

    
American Bar Association, Member, 1989 - 1990
     Westchester Bar Association, Member, 1989 - 1990


Languages

French
Italian

Office Locations

Peña & Kahn, PLLC

1250 Waters Place

Suite 901

Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718-585-6551

Toll Free: 888-736-2298

Fax: 718-585-6618

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Queens office
Peña & Kahn, PLLC

88-19 Roosevelt Ave

2nd Floor

Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Toll Free: 888-736-2298

Fax: 718-779-6865

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Grand Concourse office
Peña & Kahn, PLLC

557 Grand Concourse

Bronx, NY 10451

Phone: 718-585-3202

Fax: 718-585-3205

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Peña & Kahn, PLLC, practices personal injury law in the Bronx, Queens, New York County and Lower Westchester County. They serve clients who live or do business in Jackson Heights, New Rochelle, Yonkers, Brooklyn, Manhattan and New York City.

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