Diane E. Puthoff joined Lane & Waterman in 2002 following a 1-year judicial clerkship with the Iowa Supreme Court. Her practice focuses primarily on estate planning, probate, ERISA and retirement planning, not-for-profit corporate planning and governance, general for-profit corporate planning and governance, and real estate transactions.
Diane is a member of the Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Council and the Quad City Estate Planning Council. She has been active in the state of Iowa as a past member of the Iowa Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Iowa Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission. Diane has also been active in the local community, serving previously on the Iowa River Bend Transit as not only a Board member, but also past Secretary, Vice President, and Chairman of the Board. She has also served as Treasurer, Secretary and as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Putnam Museum and Science Center. She is currently a member of the St. Ambrose University Planned Giving Advisory Council and a member of the Board of Directors of the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.
Diane received her Bachelor of Arts in 1998 from Marquette University along with a minor in Business Administration and Human Resource Management. In 2001, she graduated with her Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Creighton University School of Law and her Master of Business Administration from Creighton University College of Business Administration. While at Creighton, she also served as the Executive Editor of the Creighton Law Review. Diane resides in Bettendorf with her husband and three children.
Marquette University (B.A. 1998)
Creighton University School of Law (M.B.A. 2001; J.D., cum laude, 2001)
Executive Editor, Creighton Law Review (2000-2001)
Iowa – 2001
Illinois – 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 2002
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 2002
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 2002
Member, Quad City Chamber of Commerce Federation
Member, American Bar Association
Member, Illinois State Bar Association
Member, Iowa State Bar Association
Member, Rock Island County Bar Association
Member, Scott County Bar Association
Member, Quad City Estate Planning Council
Member, Iowa Academy of Trust and Estate Counsel
Board of Trustees, Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science (2007-2020); Treasurer (2009-2012); Secretary (2013-2019)
SAU Wine Festival Committee (2017 – Present)
SAU Planned Giving Advisory Council (2013 – Present)
Member, Seventh Judicial District Nominating Commission (2006-2012)
Member, Iowa Board of Chiropractic (2003-2009)
Board of Directors, River Bend Transit (2003-2009); Chairman (2007-2009); Vice-Chairman (2005-2007); Secretary (2004-2005)
Board of Directors, ImpactLife (2020-Present)
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