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Dianne M. Friedl

Counsel

Houston
Direct: (713) 860-0087
Fax: (713) 821-0652
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Dianne Friedl joined Seyfarth Shaw in May, 2015 as counsel for the Litigation Department in the Houston office.  Dianne's practice areas include commercial litigation, products liability, contract disputes, energy litigation, personal injury, business torts and healthcare litigation.
 
Dianne was licensed in 2005 and she is a member of the State Bar of Texas.  She began her legal career as an associate with a litigation boutique in Houston where she focused on commercial litigation, with a particular focus on energy litigation and product liability cases.
 
In 2012, Dianne accepted an of counsel position where she focused on energy litigation and the defense of healthcare providers.
 
Dianne’s healthcare experience includes the successful defense of a large non-profit blood center against claims for negligence and the defense of a prominent hospital system against claims for breach of contract and fraud.  Dianne’s healthcare experience also includes the defense of various other healthcare providers, including hospital systems, physicians and nurses against claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence and gross negligence.  Dianne also has experience counseling clients to ensure compliance with healthcare regulations and she has experience handling matters involving potential Stark violations, Anti Kick Back violations, and HIPAA violations.
 
In the energy sector, Dianne has represented several prominent oil and gas companies and successfully litigated cases involving contractual disputes, downhole failures, offshore injuries, and refinery accidents.
 
Dianne has first and second chair trial experience and she has successfully handled numerous matters on appeal.
 
Dianne attends St. Michael's church in Houston, Texas with her husband, Andy and her sons, Drew and Hank.  Dianne volunteers with the Briargrove Elementary PTO and she participates in the Houston half marathon to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America's Gulf Coast Chapter.  Dianne can typically be found after hours in the stands at Post Oak Little League.
Dianne Friedl joined Seyfarth Shaw in May, 2015 as counsel for the Litigation Department in the Houston office.  Dianne's practice areas include commercial litigation, products liability, contract disputes, energy litigation, personal injury, business torts and healthcare litigation.
 
Dianne was licensed in 2005 and she is a member of the State Bar of Texas.  She began her legal career as an associate with a litigation boutique in Houston where she focused on commercial litigation, with a particular focus on energy litigation and product liability cases.
 
In 2012, Dianne accepted an of counsel position where she focused on energy litigation and the defense of healthcare providers.
 
Dianne’s healthcare experience includes the successful defense of a large non-profit blood center against claims for negligence and the defense of a prominent hospital system against claims for breach of contract and fraud.  Dianne’s healthcare experience also includes the defense of various other healthcare providers, including hospital systems, physicians and nurses against claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence and gross negligence.  Dianne also has experience counseling clients to ensure compliance with healthcare regulations and she has experience handling matters involving potential Stark violations, Anti Kick Back violations, and HIPAA violations.
 
In the energy sector, Dianne has represented several prominent oil and gas companies and successfully litigated cases involving contractual disputes, downhole failures, offshore injuries, and refinery accidents.
 
Dianne has first and second chair trial experience and she has successfully handled numerous matters on appeal.
 
Dianne attends St. Michael's church in Houston, Texas with her husband, Andy and her sons, Drew and Hank.  Dianne volunteers with the Briargrove Elementary PTO and she participates in the Houston half marathon to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America's Gulf Coast Chapter.  Dianne can typically be found after hours in the stands at Post Oak Little League.

Education

  • J.D., South Texas College of Law, magna cum laude (2005)
    Member, Law Review
    Order of Lytae, Phi Delta Phi

  • BA., Political Science, Jacksonville University, magna cum laude (2005)
    NCAA All-Academic Honors

Admissions

  • Texas

Courts

  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas