Mr. Dieno joined the firm in 1998 and has been practicing criminal law for over seventeen years. He has successfully defended and had clients acquitted in both the Supreme and Provincial Courts in British Columbia of serious charges including Attempted Murder, Sexual Assault, Forcible Confinement, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Assault with a Weapon, and Criminal Harassment. Mr. Dieno has also successfully had Dangerous Offender applications against his clients dismissed in multiple cases. Mr. Dieno has defended multiple murder cases in British Columbia and the Yukon.
2015 was a successful year for Mr. Dieno, where he has prevailed in two different Supreme Court Trials of Robbery for different clients.
In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Dieno is conducting murder cases in Prince George and the Yukon and a number of other Supreme Court cases throughout the province.
Mr. Dieno’s varied work and life experiences help him quickly establish client rapport and effective ongoing client communications. He pays close attention to detail, utilizes the latest technologies, and is a fierce defender of the rights of those charged with a criminal offence.
Before becoming a criminal defence trial lawyer Mr. Dieno had several careers, from operating a City of Edmonton Transit bus to zookeeping. In addition, he was a researcher for the Asia Pacific Foundation in Vancouver, the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health in Victoria. In 1991, Mr. Dieno also lived and worked near Nagano, Japan for several months teaching English to staff at a mountain resort.