Diane Woody Baylor

Ryan Law is delighted to welcome Diane Woody Baylor, an experienced government attorney, with a background in non-profit leadership. Diane brings a diverse background to Ryan Law with her legal, management, and consensus building experience to benefit and optimize the impact of community driven organizations and businesses.

Nature of Legal Practice

As an Attorney for Ryan Law, Diane supports clients in labor and employment law needs, including legal compliance, human relations matters, managing and defending employee claims, wage and hour issues, labor relations, management rights and responsibilities, and impacts from COVID-19 and related legislation, among others.  Additionally, Diane provides assistance in other contracting needs, contract disputes, and commercial litigation.    

Please welcome Diane to the Ryan Law Team!


  • JURIS DOCTORATE, Cum Laude, University of Florida, College of Law, 1992-1994
  • BACHELOR OF ARTS, Cum Laude, Tulane University, Communication Studies, 1985-1989


  • Advocacy
  • Research, Analysis, Writing, Editing
  • Community Engagement
  • Public Speaking
  • Consensus Building
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Negotiation and Collaboration

Community Leadership

  • Board President and Executive Board Member
    Crew Boosters of Winter Park, Inc. 501(c)(3)
    Responsible for managing operating budget, hiring coaches, running election of officers, managing risk, securing gifts and donations
  • Tutor, Adult Literacy League 2016-present
  • Coach, Girls of the Run, 2018
  • College and Career Counselor, Winter Park High School 2014-2018
  • Mentor, Progress to Success Program, Winter Park High School
  • Glenridge Middle School, Teacher Appreciation Chair, Foundation Member 2011-2014
  • Brookshire Elementary School, PTSA Book Fair Chair 2008-2011