Attorney Diane Itzenhauser is currently on an indefinite leave of absence


Diane M. Itzenhauser

San Luis Obispo Divorce Attorney

Attorney Itzenhauser is a tenacious and compassionate family law attorney with over 19 years of experience as an attorney. She has been a trial lawyer since 1997 and has been in private practice since 2004. Her practice focuses solely on litigating and mediating family law matters in addition to providing ghostwriting services and advice to clients acting In Pro Per in family law matters. She handles all aspects of family law including divorces, legal separations, uniform parentage actions, adult incapacitated child support, mediation, child custody and visitation, spousal and child support, domestic violence restraining orders, grandparent visitation rights, guardianships, obtaining initial orders and seeking modifications of prior orders.

Prior to 2004, she worked as a county child support attorney and criminal defense attorney. Ms. Itzenhauser is an experienced litigator who has represented clients in 20 jury trials and hundreds of court trials.

While acting as a criminal defense attorney, she also taught Constitutional Law in the junior college setting.

In her spare time, she enjoys trail running with her dogs, surfing, stand up paddle boarding and mountain biking.

The Law Office of Diane M. Itzenhauser, A Professional Corporation, is located in the historic Teass House on the corner of Osos and Palm Street in San Luis Obispo, California, across the street from the courthouse and county library.

  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Mediation
  • Grandparent Visitation Rights
  • Spousal & Child Support
  • Guardianships
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Uniform Parentage Action
  • Legal Separation
  • Adult Incapacitated Child Support
Honors and Awards
  • American Jurisprudence Award - Legal Research Writing, 1992
  • Second Place Brief - Moot Court Competition, 1994
professional associations
  • SLO County Bar Association
  • California State Bar
Pro Bono Activities
  • Committee member for San Luis Obispo County Mock Trial
  • Volunteer at Women’s Shelter for Domestic Violence