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Diani provides counsel on environmental, natural resources, and water law matters. She is a fifth-generation shellfish farmer, and her experience includes work as the general counsel for her family business, Taylor Shellfish Farms. In this role, Diani represented the company on a broad range of matters including natural resource, property, food, business, commercial leasing and water law, and oversaw Taylor’s public affairs and regulatory departments. As an owner, Diani serves on the company’s leadership team. She has been engaged in the seafood sector for over a decade and has participated extensively in industrywide activities related to federal, state, and local policy and regulations. 

Before her time as general counsel, Diani was an associate attorney with Plauché & Carr and worked on a variety of environmental law matters as well as facilitation of large stakeholder groups addressing complex natural resource issues. 

In 2016, Diani served as the National Ocean Council Law Clerk at the White House Council on Environmental Quality where she worked on ocean and environmental law and policy matters of national significance. 


  • Included in the Washington Rising Stars List for 2023, in the fields of Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental Law
Publications & Presentations
  • "Case Studies: Infrastructure Projects and Financing,” Presenter & Panelist, Washington Water Code Seminar, Seattle, WA, December 8, 2022.
  • “Restorative Aquaculture: Opportunities in the Face of Climate Change,” Guest Lecturer, ESRM 300 Principles of Sustainability, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, March 1, 2022
  • “Defend Our Oceans,” Presenter & Panelist, Defend Our Future, Virtual Event, Earth Day, 2022
  • “Climate and Oceans,” Presenter & Panelist, Capitol Hill Ocean Week, Washington, DC, June 2019
  • “Sustainable Aquaculture,” Presenter, Volunteer Leadership Summit, The Nature Conservancy, Washington, DC, June 2019


Pacific Northwest Office

1218 3rd Ave. Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98101

T: 206.588.4188
F: 206.588.4255

Gulf Coast Office

1110 River Rd S. Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

T: 225.256.4028
F: 206.588.4255