Diana Lamphiere is an attorney and professor. Her undergraduate degree is in Interdisciplinary Studies in Public Policy from Michigan State University, and her law degree is from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. She teaches at Grand Valley State University, where she teaches Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties, Diversity in the United States, Human Traffic and Trafficking, Leadership for Social Change, Life Journeys, Property and Probate Law, and Reflect, Connect, Engage, as needed, and also serves as the Legal Studies Internship Coordinator.
She also teaches at Davenport University, where she teaches Advanced Litigation, Business Law, Business Organizations, Constitutional Law/Civil Liberties, Employment and Labor Law, Human Resource Management, Intellectual Property, Legal Aspects of Sport Management, Legal Ethics & Certificate Review, Litigation, Real Estate Law, as needed. She externed at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office while in law school, and clerked with a judge in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County upon graduation from law school.
She then practiced law in a large firm for a short time, then a small firm for many years, where she practiced in the area of business transactions and business litigation, advising businesses, individuals, and non-profits. She has also worked in-house as a Contracts Associate for Brilliance Publishing (an Amazon company), and for LexisNexis as an Attorney-Advisor in the Commercial Transactions area of Lexis Practice Advisor.
She also serves as Board Vice President for Migrant Legal Aid and as a Board Member for the Grand Rapids Film Festival.