Diane M. Reinsch joined Lane & Waterman in 1999 and focuses primarily in civil litigation including defending health care professionals, hospitals and employers. Diane also has a broad-based employment law practice and regularly advises employers on how to avoid litigation through the effective use of employee education, training and employment policies. She represents clients before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. She is an AV rated attorney who often presents on employment related topics at bar sponsored seminars and for clients.
Diane is active in her profession serving on the Iowa Defense Counsel Association, which is an organization of lawyers and claims professionals, who primarily defend claims and legal actions.
Diane received her B.A. with distinction from Iowa State University and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She received her M.A. in Russian Linguistics from the University of Iowa. Before obtaining her law degree from the University of Iowa with high distinction, Diane spent several years in the former Soviet Union in the Foreign Service and working for a private company getting a foot hold in the emerging Russian market economy. Diane resides in Moline, Illinois and enjoys cooking for friends and reading.
Iowa State University (B.A., with distinction, 1984); Phi Beta Kappa
University of Iowa (M.A. Russian Linguistics 1989; J.D., with high distinction, 1995)
Iowa – 1996
Illinois – 1996
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Iowa – 2000
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Iowa – 2005
U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois – 1997
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit – 2004
U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit – 2004
Member, Iowa Defense Counsel Association (Director 2014-present)
Member, Illinois Association of Defense Trial Counsel
Member, Defense Research Institute
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, Great River Human Resource Association
Member, Society of Human Resource Management
• Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
• Listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business (Labor and Employment Law)
• Listed on Super Lawyers list (Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Defense)
Director, American Red Cross of the Quad Cities (2003-2012, 2014)
Director, Davenport Family Homes Board (2011-2014)
Member, Leadership Committee for Campaign for Legal Services (2002-2010, 2012-2014)
Director, Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce (2008-2010)
Director, Edgerton Women’s Health Center (2003)
Director, Quad City Marathon Board (2002-2005)
Director, Moline Park Board (2002-2004)
Commissioner, Moline Plan Commission (1998-2001)
Volunteer, Junior Achievement (1997-1999)
Ambassador, Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce (1995-1999)
Presenter, “Illinois Supreme Court Rules on Electronically Stored Information,” Rock Island County Bar Association Fall Seminar, November 14, 2014
Presenter, “Five Challenging Employment Law Telephone Calls”, Iowa State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Seminar, November 15, 2013.
Presenter, “Technology, E-Discovery and Professional Responsibility,” Rock Island County Bar Association Fall Seminar, October 28, 2011.
Presenter, “Harassment and the ADA: Management Training,” Home Health Care Provider Client, September 7, 2011.
Presenter, “Recent Developments In Employment Law, ADA Amendments Act and FMLA Regulations,” North Scott County Chamber of Commerce Seminar, January 22, 2009.
Presenter, “Recent Developments In Employment Law, ADA Amendments Act and FMLA Regulations,” Chamber Federation Seminar, January 14, 2009.
Presenter, “Avoiding Common Employment Mistakes,” Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Lunch & Learn Seminar, December 3, 2008.
Presenter, “Legal Pitfalls of Employment Decisions,” Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Lunch & Learn Seminar, October 21, 2008.
Author, “Legal Pitfalls of Employment Decisions,” Business News In Depth, September 2008.
Presenter, “ADA Training, Employer Determinations,” Hospital District, May 21, 2008.
Presenter, “Workplace Harassment Employee Training,” Fraternal Benefit Society, February 13-14, 2007.
Presenter, “Workplace Harassment: Road Map to Avoiding Liability,” Fraternal Benefit Society, January 23, 2007.
Presenter, “Employer Compliance Programs: Cleaning Up Your House,” ISBA Labor and Employment Law Section Seminar, Fall Seminar, November 8, 2006.
Author, “The Interplay Between the Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Workers’ Compensation.” Defense Update, Spring 2003.
Presenter, “Time and Attendance Policies,” Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Lunch & Learn Seminar, May 29, 2002.
Presenter, “How to Document Performance Problems & Misbehavior”, Illinois Quad City Chamber of Commerce, Lunch & Learn Seminar, June 28, 2000.
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