biography

Diem N. Kaelber is a partner in FisherBroyles’ Palo Alto office. Mrs. Kaelber focuses her practice on business litigation and education law. She has extensive experience representing and advising companies on business litigation matters and providing her expertise to schools on education law.

With more than 16 years of experience, Mrs. Kaelber has represented a wide range of clients including national retailers and restaurants, hospitals, dealerships, management companies, non-profit agencies, insurance agencies, insurers, and schools. She is an accomplished litigator who has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants both in court and before administrative tribunals in matters involving general liability, premises liability, agency liability, consumer liability, contract disputes, partnership issues, breach of fiduciary duty, ethics law compliance, constitutional compliance, insurance coverage, bad faith, and tax controversies. She is recognized as a Rising Star in Business Litigation and a Super Lawyer in Education Law. Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mrs. Kaelber worked for another national law firm. She also has previously worked as a lobbyist and for “Big Fou...

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  • Presentations & Teaching Experience
    • Guest Lecturer – Ohio Sunshine Laws – Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools Quality Charter Law Workshop (September 2013; presented to school leaders, board members and attorneys)
    • Guest Lecturer – State vs. Federal Rules of Procedure and Evidence – National Business Institute (October 2012; presented to attorneys)
    • Guest Lecturer – Ohio Sunshine Laws – Charter School Board Training (March 2012; presented to board members and attorneys)
    • Guest Lecturer – School Laws, Policies and Procedures and Emerging Legal Issues – Ohio Alliance for Public Charter Schools School Law Workshop (September 2011; presented to school leaders, board members and attorneys)
  • Amicus Briefs

    Co-Author – Brief of Amicus Curiae Ohio Association of Public School Employees (OAPSE)/AFSCME Local 4, AFL- CIO, Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio, Incorporated, and American Federation of State, County, Municipal Employees Ohio Counsel 8 – State ex rel. Ohio Civ. Serv. Emps. Assn. v. State, 2013-Ohio-4505

  • Publications
    • Diem N. Kaelber, Author, Claims Management – Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Email Communications (2014)
    • Diem N. Kaelber, Co-Author, NASP Subrogator – Forcing the Issue: Virginia Courts Begin to Expand Recoveries in Tort Between Parties to a Contract (2004)

Palo Alto

Credentials

Admissions

California
Florida
Georgia
Ohio
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio

Education

Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1998
Wake Forest University, B.A., 1994

Practice Areas