Dianne has more than 20 years of complex litigation experience in the areas of medical malpractice, wrongful death, catastrophic personal injury, drug and medical device liability, and professional healthcare licensure matters. She also has experience in general personal injury, construction defect, employment, workers compensation, probate/TEDRA, civil rights, and contract disputes. She has worked in both plaintiff and defense firms in all phases of litigation from case screening through the appeals process in multiple state and federal courts and excels in her work at trial.
Dianne has been a Registered Nurse for over 35 years, bringing added value to the defense of our clients with medical cases. She has worked in both adult and pediatric cardiac intensive care units, cardiac cath labs, neonatal ICUs, and med-surg/telemetry units, performed pacemaker and implantable defibrillator testing for a medical device company, and has managed a pediatric hospital cardiac outpatient service with a census of 900 patients per month. She moved cross-country with a colleague to create and implement the first pediatric cardiac electrophysiology service in the WAMI region, bringing curative catheter ablation procedures to children in the area. She has coordinated numerous investigational drug and medical device studies with hospitals, private sector companies, and the FDA, lectured nationwide at medical conferences, and has published chapters in a pediatric cardiology medical textbook.
- Texas Woman’s University – B.S.N., magna cum laude, Nursing
- Edmonds Community College – Advanced Paralegal Certificate
- American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants – Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
OUTSIDE THE FIRM
In her spare time, Dianne enjoys dressage training with her young off-track Thoroughbred mare Unconventional, taking her senior rescue dogs to breweries, and catching up with her son who lives in Japan.