Diane Odeen

Diane Odeen


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Attorney Diane Odeen is an experience civil litigator, and has represented clients in both state and federal court, as well as in administrative and licensing matters. Diane focuses her practice primarily on employment issues including discrimination disputes, separation negotiations, and contract disputes. She also has significant experience in business litigation, insurance coverage, corporate and partnership disputes, appeals, and legal malpractice actions.

Diane grew up on her family’s dairy farm near Black River Falls, Wisconsin, where her family dates back to the 1800s. She was involved in 4-H and served several years on the Jackson County Dairy Judging Team. She has lived in River Falls since 1992.

Diane is a graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and earned a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts from the University of Minnesota before attending law school at Hamline University School of Law. After graduating from law school, she clerked for Justice Edward C. Stringer of the Minnesota Supreme Court and has been in private law practice since 1999.

Diane’s interest in the law began when she was in graduate school and working on projects to prevent sexual harassment in higher education. She is committed to helping her clients understand their legal rights, explore all options for a resolution, and navigate through a complex legal system.

Diane believes that you deserve to have a strong advocate by your side when you need to protect your legal rights.


Bar Admissions

Minnesota – 1998

Wisconsin – 2004

United States District Court – Minnesota

United States District Court – Western District of Wisconsin

United States District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh District

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth District



Lawrence University – 1982

University of Minnesota – 1992

Hamline University School of Law – 1998


Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Wisconsin

State Bar of Minnesota


Community Involvement

Rotary Club of River Falls – member, past president

FORWARD:  The River Falls Public Schools Education Foundation – Vice Chair

Emerge Wisconsin – Chair, Board of Directors

City of River Falls Common Council – Alderperson at Large, Comptroller