Diane is the founder of Becker Law. She was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the daughter of Robert and Patricia Becker. She has one son, Cole Ashton Becker, an excellent AAU basketball star. She attended Kent State University graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 1989. During her undergraduate years, she participated in the Amigos de las Americas program spending an extended time in the countryside of Paraguay and Ecuador providing basic health services in the local communities through their Ministries of Health.
Diane moved to Raleigh in 1989 and enrolled in North Carolina Central University’s School of Law in 1990. She was awarded the North Carolina Bar Association’s Scholarship that same year. She graduated with a juris doctorate degree cum laude in 1993. In August, she was admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. She opened Becker Law in the Raleigh Building on the corner of Fayetteville and Hargett Streets the following month. In 1998, she moved the firm to Woman’s Club Drive and Glenwood Avenue, just inside the Beltline, where it remained until 2004. At that time, the firm decided to make a more permanent move to Creedmoor Road, just north of the Crabtree Valley Mall, where it remains today.
Diane’s practice has encompassed a wide variety of practice areas over the years but most recently her concentrations have settled into real estate related matters, estate administrations and planning, personal injury, and business transactions.
Diane was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2006. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the 10th Judicial District Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association. She is also a member of the Real Estate Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. In addition, she has been an instructor of broker law classes for the Howard Perry Walston Real Estate School and a member of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.
Marilyn E. Maynard served as the Chief Legal Officer for the Clerk of Superior Court of Wake County, North Carolina prior to becoming of counsel to Becker Law in 2005. In her previous position she presided over and made rulings in over fifty cases a week involving adoptions, guardianships, wills, estates, foreclosures, condemnations, real property partitions and related special proceedings. Before assuming the post of Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Maynard engaged in the solo practice of law for nine years. While in solo practice, she represented clients in the areas of business start-up, equine law, family law, real property law, and wills and estates.
Ms. Maynard holds a juris doctorate degree from North Carolina Central University’s School of Law, a Master’s degree from UNC-Greensboro, and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. Ms. Maynard is a member of the Wake County Real Property Lawyers Association, the Wake County Bar Association, the North Carolina Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar. She was admitted to the United States Supreme Court in 2006. She is also a member of Life Decisions Coalition and serves on the Advisory Board to the Episcopal Ministry at NC State University. She is a member of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Ms. Maynard is also a certified mediator available for private and court-ordered mediations.
Brittany S. Tuck holds a Bachelor’s degree from North Carolina State University and a juris doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law. She is admitted to the North Carolina State Bar and is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association, as well as the 10th Judicial District Bar.