Diana L. McDougle
Ms. McDougle’s practice concentrates on municipal law, business law, land use and estate planning. After graduating cum laude from Seattle University, Ms. McDougle was a law clerk for Sussman Shank LLP in Portland, Oregon, where she worked on legal research, motions for summary judgment, discovery related motions and other legal writing projects.
Upon completion of her clerkship, Ms. McDougle was promoted to associate attorney with the firm, but ultimately decided to practice in the community she loves, the Columbia River Gorge. After returning to the Gorge, Ms. McDougle was fortunate to practice with the well-established law firm, Annala Carey VanKoten & Cleaveland P.C. While there, she worked closely with attorney and Municipal Court Judge Wilford K. Carey until his untimely passing in February of 2018. After Mr. Carey’s passing, Ms. McDougle assumed a significant amount of Mr. Carey’s caseload, including the representation of Northern Oregon Regional Corrections (NORCOR), the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments and advising Hood River County regarding land use matters.
Ms. McDougle is a member of the Oregon State Bar’s Real Estate and Land Use Section and Estate Planning and Administration Section. In 2016, Ms. McDougle assisted another local attorney in establishing the Columbia River Gorge Chapter of Oregon Women Lawyers. Ms. McDougle continues to serve on the Chapter’s Board as Treasurer. Ms. McDougle is also the Vice-President of the Mid-Columbia Bar Association, which is actively engaged in the organization and promotion of events that benefit our local Gorge communities.
In 2016, the Oregon non-profit, Immigration Counseling Service, established a satellite office in Hood River, Oregon. Ms. McDougle volunteered more than 800 hours of legal services to local community members seeking assistance with obtaining U.S. Citizenship and relief under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. As the result of her service, Ms. McDougle was the recipient of the Oregon State Bar’s Pro Bono Challenge Award for the New Lawyer Division, which Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Balmer presented to Ms. McDougle at an Oregon State Bar awards ceremony in 2017.
Ms. McDougle lives in the Columbia River Gorge with her husband Sean and black Labrador Retriever, Johnny Cash. Whenever possible, Ms. McDougle enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, and feels extremely fortunate to live and work in the Columbia River Gorge.
Seattle University School of Law, 2012, cum laude
Antioch University, Seattle, 2008
Admitted to Practice:
2013, Oregon State Bar #131240
2015, Washington State Bar #49112