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Diane focuses on levee and flood control matters that involve planning, financing and construction of public infrastructure and flood-control systems.

Diane has extensive experience working in law firms and has knowledge of real estate, consumer bankruptcy, contract law and workers’ compensation. She has managed an active and heavy caseload involving adversary proceedings within the federal court system, prepared court documents for state and federal filings, performed trial and appellate research, and assisted in preparation of state and federal legal memorandums and briefs. She has also played  important roles in client communication, office management and business development.

Diane currently assists with federal and state flood-control matters and interests, assessment and reassessment for flood protection systems, bond issuance transactions, and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) claims.




  • M.A., University of Illinois at Springfield
    • Legal Studies
  • Certificate in Legal Studies,
  • B.A., University of Illinois at Springfield
    • English
  • Associate's Degree, Lincoln Land Community College
    • Pre-Law

Professional Memberships and Certifications

  • Greater Gateway Realtor Association
  • National Notary Association
  • St. Louis Paralegal Association
  • University of Illinois Lis Pendens Association
  • Real Estate Broker License
Outside the Office

Diane loves playing golf.

Originally intended as a way to bond with her son, Diane now sits on the roster of various golf leagues for women. She plays regularly in the Illinois Women’s Golf Association’s amateur open. Diane is also a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan and enjoys watching her grandsons play baseball.

Community Leadership

Diane is an advocate for children.

Diane works with her church and United Methodist Children’s Home to provide support and guidance to children entering adulthood. Her hope is to give children the chance at a healthy life.

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