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Diane Lynn Bellquist

Diane Lynn Bellquist

Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC
  • Health Care Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Insurance Defense ...
  • Kansas, Missouri
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Summary

With over 10 years’ experience working for regulatory agencies of the State of Kansas, Ms. Bellquist now utilizes her government experience to defend licensed individuals and entities before their respective regulatory boards. Her practice includes appealing application denials, responding in investigations of complaints, negotiating settlement agreements, defending against allegations in formal disciplinary proceedings, and petitioning for judicial review of agency actions. Ms. Bellquist has a thorough understanding of the Kansas Administrative Procedures Act and the Kansas Judicial Review Act. Having the experience as an insider in these governmental agencies, she has the unique practical advantage of having already-established relationships with agency personnel, as well as an understanding of the unwritten protocols and practices. Ms. Bellquist has significant legal knowledge of the healthcare industry, having served as Assistant General Counsel for the Kansas Board of Healing Arts and focusing on healthcare in private practice. She has defended a multitude of physicians, chiropractors, and physician assistants in actions involving their licensure. Similarly, she regularly defends nurses before the Kansas State Board of Nursing and defends other healthcare providers before their respective administrative agencies. Having served as General Counsel to the Office of the State Bank Commissioner, Ms. Bellquist worked closely with federal regulators who had overlapping regulatory authority, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Federal Reserve Bank. Bringing that depth of experience to her private practice, she now offers consulting and defense services to regulated entities in the financial industry, including banks, trust companies, money transmitters, payday lenders, mortgage companies, & debt management companies.

Education
University of Kansas
J.D. | Law
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC
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Staff Judge Advocate
190th Air Refueling Wing
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General Counsel
Office of the State Bank Commissioner
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Deputy Staff Judge Advocate
190th Air Refueling Wing
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Staff Attorney
Office of the State Bank Commissioner
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Assistant General Counsel
Kansas Board of Healing Arts
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Associate Counsel
Kansas Board of Healing Arts
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Awards
Outstanding Young Lawyer
Topeka Bar Association
Professional Associations
Sam A. Crow Inns of Court
Barrister
- Current
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Topeka Bar Association
Director
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Kansas Women Attorneys Association
Member
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Kansas Bar Association
Member
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Topeka Bar Association
Member
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Missouri State Bar
Member
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Topeka Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division
President
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Women Attorneys Association of Topeka
President
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Kansas
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Missouri
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Areas
  • Health Care Law
  • Gov & Administrative Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law
  • Military Law
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
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Professional Discipline
Website
Joseph Hollander & Craft LLC
Blog
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Contact & Map
Joseph, Hollander & Craft, LLC
1508 SW Topeka Boulevard
Topeka, KS 66612
Telephone: (785) 234-3272
Cell: (785) 224-3368
Joseph Hollander & Craft LLC
10104 W 105th
Overland Park, KS 66212
Toll-Free: (913) 948-9490
Fax: (913) 498-9555