Lytel Named President of the Bar Affiliation – Santa Barbara Information-Press

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Diane P. Lytel

Diane P. Lytel, civil litigation attorney and criminal defense attorney for Lowthorp, Richards, McMillan, Miller and Templeman, assumed the office of president of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel on February 5.

Her law firm has offices in Santa Barbara and Oxnard.

Ms. Lytel is the first President of the organization to be appointed by the Central Coast and the sixth woman to serve in that capacity.

“I am honored and excited to lead this incredible organization,” Ms. Lytel said in a statement. “I look forward to working with my fellow board members as we continue the ASCDC’s strong legacy of providing professional camaraderie and support to attorneys in Southern California at all career levels.”

The ASCDC was founded in 1960 by a small group of defense lawyers in Los Angeles. It has grown to be the largest regional defense organization in the country.

Members are a diverse group of attorneys serving from northern Santa Barbara to the Mexican border and from Santa Monica to the Inland Empire.

Ms. Lytel specializes in general corporate and individual litigation, professional indemnity, corporate liability, and criminal defense. She has defended numerous high-profile clients including Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, mutual funds, and insurance companies.

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