Dianne R. Newman

Phone: (330) 255-0704

In 1996, Dianne Newman and Debra Shifrin formed a partnership and limited their practice to representing the disabled before the Social Security Administration.  They handle all Social Security matters from the initial application through Federal Court appeals. 

Dianne was born and raised in Akron.  She married Herb in 1961 and have four children.  After being a stay-at-home mother, she went to law school and began to practice in 1979 with Richard Sternberg.  Dianne has eleven grandchildren and two dogs.  Dianne is a Jeopardy champion.  She loves to travel, cook, and continuously learn. 


  • Fellow, Akron Bar Association Foundation 
  • Ohio Legal Aid Association Funds Pro Bono Award 
  • Athena Award Recipient 2013 
  • Rita Dove Creativity Award 2004 
  • Past President, Jewish Community Board of Akron 


  • State of Ohio 
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio 
  • The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals 
  • The Supreme Court of the State of Ohio 
  • Akron Bar Association 


  • The University of Akron Law School, J.D. 1979 
  • The University of Akron, B.A. 1964