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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.  Specifically, Dianne’s healthcare experience during her first year at Seyfarth includes the defense of a prominent hospital system against claims for breach of contract and fraud.  Dianne also has experience counseling clients regarding HIPAA compliance and handling matters involving potential HIPAA violations.
 
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, including hospitals, physicians, and nurses.  Dianne also represented one of the region’s largest independent non-profit blood centers, devoted to providing the region with a safe supply of blood, blood products and related services. Dianne provided counseling to the blood center on a wide range of legal issues and she successfully defended the blood center in litigation against claims brought by blood donors and blood recipients. She also represented the blood center when it was subpoenaed to testify in criminal trial proceedings in Montgomery County, Texas.
 
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's half marathon to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America's Gulf Coast Chapter.
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.  Specifically, Dianne’s healthcare experience during her first year at Seyfarth includes the defense of a prominent hospital system against claims for breach of contract and fraud.  Dianne also has experience counseling clients regarding HIPAA compliance and handling matters involving potential HIPAA violations.
 
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, including hospitals, physicians, and nurses.  Dianne also represented one of the region’s largest independent non-profit blood centers, devoted to providing the region with a safe supply of blood, blood products and related services. Dianne provided counseling to the blood center on a wide range of legal issues and she successfully defended the blood center in litigation against claims brought by blood donors and blood recipients. She also represented the blood center when it was subpoenaed to testify in criminal trial proceedings in Montgomery County, Texas.
 
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's half marathon to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America's Gulf Coast Chapter.

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