Diana Spurlin


My name is Diana Spurlin and I am a criminal defense attorney. I have extensive litigation experience, including dozens of criminal jury trials and hundreds of investigations, preliminary hearings, pretrial motion hearings, sentencing hearings and more. Although I mainly do criminal defense work, I also often assist clients with quasi-criminal matters such as child abuse investigations through Children Youth & Families (CYF), protection from abuse orders and sexual violence protection orders, driver's license suspension appeals, and more. The vast majority of my clients are charged with offenses in York County, Pennsylvania, but I regularly handle criminal cases in Adams County, Cumberland County, and Lancaster County as well. Below is a summary of my relevant education and experience:



May 2007: I earned my B.A. from the University of Delaware, having double majored in Criminal Justice and Political Science with a concentration in Public Law and a minor in Legal Studies.

May 2010: I earned my J.D. (law degree) from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, and at graduation was presented with the Temple Law Alumni Moot Court Award for excellence in appellate advocacy.

July 2010: I passed the Pennsylvania Bar Exam on my first try.

Legal Experience:

2010-2011: Worked in a small general practice neighborhood law office, mainly handling workers compensation matters for claimants and personal injury matters for plaintiffs.

2011-2012: Served as an assistant City Solicitor for the City of Reading, PA. Among other duties, I represented the City in personal injury and property damage litigation and I served as legal adviser to several City boards and committees.

2012-2016: As a deputy prosecutor for the York County DA's Office, I was involved in the investigation and/or prosecution of thousands of criminal matters.

2016-present: Private practice with Gothie Law Firm.

Current Professional Memberships:

Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers:

  • Member, 2016-present
  • Education Committee, 2017-present

Pennsylvania Bar Association:

  • Member, 2012-present

York County Bar Association:

  • Member, 2012-present
  • Membership Committee, 2018-present
  • Young Lawyers Section:
    • Member, 2012-present
    • Social Committee, member, 2016-present
    • Social Committee, co-chair, 2018-present

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