Dianne I. Rice


Professional Biography:     Dianne's practice at P. Mars Scott Law Offices focuses on complex dissolution of marriage, parenting, and family law cases. Dianne is an excellent writer, and has been as integral part of several cases decided by the Montana Supreme Court. Dianne enjoys working closely with her clients, and excels at courtroom advocacy.


Academic Biography:     Dianne attended the University of Montana School of Law where she was a member of the Women’s Law Caucus student group and a volunteer for the Crime Victim Advocates. Dianne accepted a 2-year internship with P. Mars Scott Law Offices and she performed her clinical hours at the Office of the State Public Defender, appellate division.  She also became a court appointed special advocate with the Missoula CASA program. In 2016, Dianne graduated from the School of Law with honors and received her Juris Doctorate degree.  

Personal Biography:     Dianne was born and raised in Montana. In 2005, Dianne graduated from Arlee High School where she was an All-State track athlete and salutatorian of her class. Dianne then attended the University of Montana for her undergraduate studies. In addition to her studies, she participated in intramural sports and volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Flagship program. In 2010, Dianne graduated with high honors and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating, she continued to participate in the Missoula community by volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program and working at the Watson Children’s Shelter. In her free time, Dianne enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, mountain biking, and skiing. When she cannot be outside, Dianne likes to cook, read, and practice yoga. She also enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and dog.