Diana Centrella Prevete
Ms. Prevete graduated magna cum laude in 1979 from St. John’s University, where she majored in Political Science and Public Administration and in 1981 from St. John’s University School of Law. She was admitted to the New York Bar in 1982 and to the U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Ms. Prevete concentrates in zoning, land use, real estate, commercial transactions and civil litigation. From 1982 through 1991, she served as Assistant Town Attorney, Chief Deputy Town Attorney and Town Attorney of the Town of North Hempstead, New York. In those capacities, she defended personal injury, property damage, civil rights, official misconduct and employment discrimination claims for the Town, which was self-insured. As Town Attorney, she supervised a staff of six attorneys. In addition to her personal injury and property damage defense experience, her varied experience also includes environmental, municipal and zoning matters and commercial and general litigation. She is a member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations and has also served as a member of the Town of North Hempstead Board of Ethics.