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Diane L. Schull

Divorce and separation Attorney at Grand Forks, ND

5.0   23 reviews

also known as Diane Schull

  • State Years
    Minnesota - MN 6 years
    North Dakota - ND 7 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State MN
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Authorized to Practice No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State ND
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Diane

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Diane L. Schull is a Family Law attorney. Diane has been part of the legal system since 1993. She was formerly employed by the Grand Forks Police Department, first as a 911 dispatcher and later becoming the Property and Evidence Coordinator. With training in forensic photography, shooting reconstruction, bloodstain pattern analysis, and crime scene reconstruction, Diane was certified by the International Association of Investigation as a Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst in 2009. Diane was also a member of the International Association for Bloodstain Pattern Analysts, a founding member of the North Dakota Peace Officers Association Evidence Technician Committee, and Past President of the International Association for Identification Dakotas Division.

Additionally, Diane has worked in the area of family law as a Parenting Investigator and a lay Guardian ad Litem beginning in 2008.

Diane graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law, cum laude, in 2016. During her time in law school, Diane was selected for an externship at the United States Attorney's Office in Fargo, ND and an Immigration and Border Protection class in San Diego, 

Diane is a lifelong resident of the Grand Forks Area. She is a native of Thompson, North Dakota and a graduate of Grand Forks Central High School. Diane and her husband, Wayne, have four children. In their spare time, Diane enjoys spending time with family and traveling.

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Location

Schull Law
1397 Library Circle
Suite 100
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2024
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Great to work with!
Diane L. Schull made my experience far intimidating. I had never been to court for anything before and she made it easy. She explained thing very well and the prep work on my side of thing was minimal. Overall, I do plan to reach out to her again if I need assistance in any other legal endeavors.
Posted by Liz | December 18, 2023
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Divorce Attorney
Diane and Jill were very helpful in the divorce process and answered all of my questions. She did a great job advocating on my behalf and getting us to a reasonable settlement in a timely manner.
Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2023
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Professional and Patient
Diane patiently helped me through my divorce, and it was so much appreciated. She listened to my concerns and guided me through the process with ease. I highly recommend Diane!
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2023
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Outstanding
Diane was compassionate, understanding, professional, and knowledgeable at every step of the process.
Posted by Amanda Lynn Aro | August 23, 2023
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Stepparent Adoption
In our stepparent adoption case, Diane L. Schull was not only extremely knowledgeable, but she was sensitive to the fact that this adoption was in the better interest of our daughter. Diane would check in with us whether that be over phone or email and make sure we knew what was always happening. Diane also has a talented team collaborating with her, and with excellent communication skills as well. Her legal representation is how every lawyer should act. If you are seeking legal help with adoption, call Diane today.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2022
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The best attorney I have hired
Diane is the best attorney I have hired in my life. She demonstrates excellent work ethics, responds promptly and courteously to request, and shows compassion and respect. I am very impressed by her concern, understanding, candor, patience, efficiency, and honesty throughout my legal process.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2022
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Outstanding service and an outstanding lawyer
Diane helped me navigate my divorce in February 2022. Diane was supremely competent and knowledgeable, experienced, and professional. She was kind and caring and listened to my concerns, and inspired confidence throughout the process. The advice she gave was invaluable and led to a much better outcome than I expected or hoped. She provided the expert guidance I needed and was a pleasure to work with. I feel lucky to have her as my attorney, and I would highly recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Military member | January 21, 2022
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Divorce/child support/Military
Mrs Diane is affordable and professional. She helped me get more time with my little one which is most important and aided with patience during the mediation portion. I had an unresolved issue with the child support unit months after.One phone call and Diane found multiple solutions and avenues and was able clear confusion and planned our next course of action. Out of the kindness in her heart she did not charge for this particular incident. She gives practical/ legal advice. Definitely a top recommendation to any local or military folks going through any family changes.Oh! and did I mention she gives her regards via thank you Christmas cards!!!!!
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Posted by Anna | October 25, 2021
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Thank you
Ms. Schull was professional and courteous throughout our case. She was helpful and took care of things when we weren't available. I will keep her in mind for the future.
Posted by Sanela | July 16, 2021
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Diane L. Schull. Amazing attorney
We hired Diane to help my brother out in a legal matter regarding kids visitation and child support. Diane goes above and beyond to do the best for you. She did an amazing job , and she does not charge an arm and a leg. She communicates with you through the whole process and is always available when you need to talk to her. Diane has a very good heart and it is important to have an attorney who does not think of you as just another client,instead Diane does her best to get the best outcome for you. We are very thankful that God has sent us such an amazing person at the right time..
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Posted by Angela | June 28, 2021
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Very appreciative
She was very helpful with my divorce and making sure that I got visitation with my son. She made sure to explain things that I didn’t understand. I would recommend her to anyone. Her and her staff were very helpful and understanding. She helped me so much and I am very happy that she was there to help me through my tough time.
Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
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Prompt, professional, helpful
Diane was a consummate professional throughout the entire divorce process. She was reasonable, explained well, and was detail oriented. She ensures her clients best interests are at the forefront of her work and her professionalism inspires confidence during a difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2021
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Best in Town
I have a hard time putting myself into words but I did want to take a moment to express our gratitude. Mrs. Schull was the first out of many calls that would actually sit and listen to our case. We had an interesting one and the laws for ND had changed the same time we were fitting for guardianship of a minor. She was there for us for all the hardships and continued to reach out to us after court was over. She helped our family in so many ways and was also our strength when we no longer had it. She stepped up so many times during our case and for that, we are forever grateful. I have worked with lawyers in the past and she is not like any other. She treats you and your family with respect and understanding vs others that see you as a cash cow. I highly recommend her for all of your custody needs.
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Posted by Ashley | January 9, 2021
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Adoption
Diane was very prompt and thorough throughout our adoption process. I appreciate the professionalism, yet still personable. I would recommend Diane to anyone seeking an adoption attorney.
Posted by Lindsey | January 4, 2021
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"Happenstance"
I was referred to the firm Diane was working for by a family member. When I called to set up an appointment, I took the first available opening due to the nature of my need. When I first met with Diane I was distraught and going through a very tough time. She was calm and collected and helped me get my thoughts sorted out and offered a plan of action. I hired Diane to help me file for legal separation. I worked with her over the span of several months and she was very good at keeping me informed and updated. She met me at my hearing and made me feel at ease when I was feeling quite anxious. The process of separation/divorce was not easy, but Diane made things go as smooth as possible.
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2020
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Great attorney to work with
Diane has represented me for multiple things. She is a great attorney to work with, very kid and knows what she is doing. I would definitely return to her for future matters.
Posted by Roger | September 15, 2020
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Divorce attorney
Diane is very knowledgeable at what she does and gives her advice willingly. I especially like how she gets the job done as quickly as possible by setting deadlines for individuals to respond back to her. She always keeps you well informed. I definitely recommend Diane.
Posted by Mikayla | May 26, 2020
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Wonderful and Easy to Work With
Diane is a very thorough and prepared lawyer. She is friendly and easy going. She does not nickle and dime her clients. She knows the law and is always prepared in court. She won my case as I’m sure she could win yours!
Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2020
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A great help!
Diane worked hard to negotiate a reasonable settlement with my ex-wife, especially during the negotiation process. She handled questions and documents quickly, so it was a pleasure working with her.
Posted by Lisa | December 5, 2019
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The Best Lawyer Ever
Diane was helpful in explaining my legal options and the best way for me to proceed. I never felt like she was working for money; and instead I felt she was working to solve a legal problem I had involving my grandchildren. She was respectful, apologized when she felt she took too long to respond to me - even though that was never the case; and she was very cognizant of my time, my choices, and my money. I would recommend her to anyone struggling with child custody matters.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Schull Law, P.L.L.C.
  • 2020 - Present
  • Parenting Investigator
  • Grand Forks County
  • 2008 - Present
  • Associate
  • Galstad, Jensen & McCann
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate
  • Brudvik Law
  • 2017 - 2020
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Education

  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2016
  • University of North Dakota
  • Bachelor of Science - Forensic Science
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In the Interest of A.D.P., a Child (Parenting Investigator)
  • District Court Case No. 18-2012-DM-00835 (Parenting Investigator)

Associations

  • Greater Grand Forks County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • North Dakota State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Graduate with distinction, cum laude
  • University of North Dakota School of Law
  • 2016

Publications

  • The Gavel
  • Young Lawyer Showcase
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • Panel Discussion
  • Law Firm Owners
  • 2021
  • Center for Innovation Tenant Lunch
  • Law concerns for small businesses and entrepreneurs
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (2)
Endorse Diane
Family Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Diane is a wonderful attorney and a joy to work on matters. She is professional, a pleasure to work with and you can tell she really cares about her clients."
Unknown Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working with Diane as opposing counsel and consulting with her on family law issues. I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A wonderful addition to the Brudvik Firm. They are fortunate to have her on their team."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is very experienced in the area of custody matters. Her understanding of the process as a Parental Investigator gives her the perspective in custody issues that not many other lawyers have."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Her background as a parenting investigator gives Diane a unique understanding of the custody process. She is very qualified and I endorse her abilities in any issues related to custody matters in North Dakota."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Dianne is a great addition to the Brudvik Law firm and does a wonderful job assisting her clients. She has a strong history with Grand Forks County and I fully endorse her."
Child support Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane is a good lawyer and a good person. I would recommend people looking for a family law attorney in the Grand Forks area to reach out to Diane."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Diane does a wonderful job working with her clients. I endorse this lawyer!"
Child custody Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"It has been a pleasure having Diane as a part of our team and I fully endorse her!"
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Grand Forks Divorce and separation Lawyer Diane L. Schull
Diane L. Schull
Divorce and separation Attorney
Grand Forks, ND
Licensed for 7 years