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Diana Mary Jagiella, American lawyer. Bar: Illinois 1987, United States District Court (central district) Illinois 1987, United States Court Appeals (7th circuit) 1989. Sheridan scholar, 1986; recipient Recognition award Women's Law Caucus, 1986.


Jagiella, Diana Mary was born on September 16, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of John James and Mildred Helen (Lapinskas) Jagiella.


Bachelor, Purdue University, 1983;Juris Doctor, DePaul University, 1987;postgraduate, University of Chicago, since 1989.


Worked at Howard & Howard Attorneys, P.C. (Peoria, Illinois) specializing in Business, Public Finance, Telecommunications, Creditors Rights, Education, Environmental, Financial Services, Government Relations, Health Care, Intellectual Property (Patent, Copyright and Trademark), Labor and Employment, Litigation, Real Estate, Tax, Securities, Probate and Estate Administration. Admitted to the bar, 1987, Illinois. Author: "Creation of Environmental Deputies by the Judiciary," The Illinois Manufacturer, January and February, 1997.

"Recognizing the Residential Lead-Based Paint Disclosure Rule," The Illinois Banker, 1996. Member: Peoria County and Illinois State (Member, Environmental Law Section Council) Bar Associations. Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm providing legal services throughout the Midwest and nation from its four offices in Michigan and Illinois.


Chairman Police and Fire Commission, Peoria, since 1990. Member allocation panel United Way, Peoria, since 1991. Member special committee Peoria Chamber of Commerce, 1989-1990.

President, board directors Abuse Shelter, Peoria, 1991-1992. Member Rotary North Peoria School Board, since 1989. Member American Bar Association (environmental section), Illinois Bar Association (environmental section), Peoria Bar Association (chairman law day 1990-1991, president women lawyers section 1988-1990).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: coaching youth soccer, gardening, horses, politics.


Married Charles John Thorbjornsen, June 9, 1984. Children: Kenneth James, Rachael Frances, Lauren Kellie.