Alternative Dispute Resolution
MDTC (Michigan Defense Trial Counsel)
Detroit Bar Association
University of Michigan, 1986
Detroit College of Law, 1991
Diane Hewson is a Co-Managing Partner and Vice President at Hewson & Van Hellemont, P.C. Ms. Hewson graduated from University of Michigan – Dearborn in 1986 with a BA in Political Science and secondary concentration in Philosophy. She graduated from the Detroit College of Law (now known as the Michigan State College of Law) in 1991 with a Juris Doctor. She is a member of the State Bar of Michigan and is licensed to practice in all Michigan and Federal Courts.
Ms. Hewson has been practicing since 1991. Ms. Hewson spent the first part of her career with her focus in the area of plaintiff’s personal injury claims, including in-depth knowledge of auto accident related law. She also practiced as an associate for several large plaintiff firms and as a sole practitioner for several years. Her experience in the aggressive development of claims for the purpose of maximizing their settlement/trial value has given her the opportunity to advocate effectively for her clients.
She has developed a reputation for efficiently sorting out, early on, those claims that are legitimate from those that require an aggressive defense and a no-compromise position. Diane enjoys giving back to the legal community by volunteering her time and experience in various arenas. Some of those include presentations to various groups and organizations on effective deposition techniques, trial strategy and claims handling practices. She has been a return presenter to IASIU and ICLE, and is on the ICLE No-Fault Summit Board. She has had the honor of working with JLWOP (Juvenile Life Without Parole) program which represents juvenile offenders who were given life sentences but are now eligible for conversion to term of years sentences as a result of changes to the law at the federal and state level. She is a 2018 selected “Leaders in the Law” by Michigan Lawyers Weekly.