The Honorable Diane C. Freniere

Worcester County Superior Court, Department Criminal 2, Courtroom 10

Appointed By: Gov. Charles D. Baker, Jr.

Biography

The Hon. Diane C. Freniere is an associate justice for the Worcester County Superior Court in Massachusetts. She was appointed to the bench by Governor Charlie Baker on June 7, 2017.

Freniere earned a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Boston University in 1985. She spent the next several years as an Officer in the United States Air Force, holding assignments at the AFPRO Hughes Aircraft Company and the Edwards Air Force Base. She then completed a J.D. at Boston College Law School in 1991. As a law student, she sat as the Articles Editor for the Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review.

After graduating from law school, Freniere entered into private practice as an intellectual property litigation associate at Hale & Dorr. She worked in this capacity until 1994, at which time she joined the Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts. As an Assistant United States Attorney, Freniere held assignments in the Economic Crime Unit and the Health Care Fraud Unit, prosecuting a wide variety of white collar crimes. She also sat as Chief of the Economic Crime Unit and Chief of the White Collar Crime Section, and she served as a Victim-Witness Legal Advisor.

Then, in 2014, Freniere left her post at the United States Attorney’s Office and returned to private practice. She became of counsel for Mark Zusman Freniere Compton, representing clients in complex business litigation until her appointment to the bench.

Her memberships have included the Boston Bar Association, the Massachusetts Bar Association, and the American Bar Association. She has also been involved with the National Charity League, The Wellesley Club, and the Family Liturgy Committee of St. Paul Church.

Freniere was born in Natick, Massachusetts. She was a resident of Wellesley at the time of her appointment.

Recent Cases by Hon. Diane C. Freniere

Goodman-Geist, Joan vs. Neponset Valley Human Society

On February 9, 2021 a declaratory judgment g.l. c. 231a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

2 Files
Filed

Feb 09, 2021

Status

02/09/2021

Type

Declaratory Judgment G.L. c. 231A

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 07, 2021

Milso, Joshua vs. Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association

On January 12, 2021 an injunction case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

9 Files
Filed

Jan 12, 2021

Status

01/12/2021

Type

Injunction

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 02, 2021

Quezada, Adrian vs. Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association Inc

On January 11, 2021 a certiorari action, g. l. c. 249 § 4 case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

12 Files
Filed

Jan 11, 2021

Status

01/11/2021

Type

Certiorari Action, G. L. c. 249 § 4

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 02, 2021

Liberty Bay Credit Union vs. DVT Transportation, Inc et al

On January 7, 2021 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

12 Files
Filed

Jan 07, 2021

Status

01/07/2021

Type

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 11, 2021

Birkenfeld, Bradley vs. Birkenfeld, Pamela

On December 28, 2020 an other tortious action case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

24 Files
Filed

Dec 28, 2020

Status

12/28/2020

Type

Other Tortious Action

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

Gauthier, Paula vs. Ashkan Saadi, D.M.D., P.C. Doing Business as Arcadia Dental

On November 30, 2020 a medical malpractice - hearing only g.l. c 231 § 60b case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane Freniere presiding.

21 Files
Filed

Nov 30, 2020

Status

11/30/2020

Type

Medical Malpractice - Hearing Only G.L. c 231 § 60B

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane Freniere

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

Raposa, Ashlee vs. Soulier, Zachary

On November 16, 2020 a specific performance of a contract case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

9 Files
Filed

Nov 16, 2020

Status

11/16/2020

Type

Specific Performance of a Contract

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

Duggan, Dana vs. Walsh, Robert

On November 9, 2020 an other negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

15 Files
Filed

Nov 09, 2020

Status

11/09/2020

Type

Other Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 07, 2021

Marion Re O'Neill Personal Representative for the Estate of Paul M. Re et al vs. Building Envelope Systems, LLC et al

On November 6, 2020 a wrongful death - non-medical, g.l.c.229, §2a case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

13 Files
Filed

Nov 06, 2020

Status

11/06/2020

Type

Wrongful Death - Non-medical, G.L.c.229, §2A

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 07, 2021

Yanoff, Randy vs. Johns Sewer & Pipe Cleaning, Inc. et al

On October 26, 2020 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

18 Files
Filed

Oct 26, 2020

Status

10/26/2020

Type

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 05, 2021

Adams, Edward et al vs. Babo, Nastela et al

On October 21, 2020 a sale or lease of real estate case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

22 Files
Filed

Oct 21, 2020

Status

10/21/2020

Type

Sale or Lease of Real Estate

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 05, 2021

Dossantos, Adalberto vs. Byfield, Kimberly et al

On September 29, 2020 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

15 Files
Filed

Sep 29, 2020

Status

09/29/2020

Type

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

JT Sturm Corporation vs. Kelly, Sean H. et al

On August 3, 2020 proprietary information or trade secrets case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

55 Files
Filed

Aug 03, 2020

Status

08/03/2020

Type

Proprietary Information or Trade Secrets

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 07, 2021

Elsmore, Cheryl vs. Smith, Timothy et al

On July 7, 2020 a malpractice - medical case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

24 Files
Filed

Jul 07, 2020

Status

07/07/2020

Type

Malpractice - Medical

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

Resonance Research, Inc. vs. Prodrive Technologies, B.V.

On July 6, 2020 a goods sold and delivered case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

8 Files
Filed

Jul 06, 2020

Status

09/08/2020

Type

Goods Sold and Delivered

County

Middlesex County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 05, 2021

Almonte, Michael vs. EMC Drywall, LLC

On July 2, 2020 an employment discrimination case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

18 Files
Filed

Jul 02, 2020

Status

07/02/2020

Type

Employment Discrimination

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 07, 2021

Premium Outlet Partners, L.P. vs. Piperi Restaurants LLC Doing Business as Piperi Mediterranean Grill et al

On June 24, 2020 a sale or lease of real estate case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

11 Files
Filed

Jun 24, 2020

Status

06/24/2020

Type

Sale or Lease of Real Estate

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 05, 2021

Christopher, Tracey vs. Crowley, Joanne

On June 10, 2020 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

8 Files
Filed

Jun 10, 2020

Status

06/10/2020

Type

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Middlesex County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 04, 2021

Demeo, Peggy vs. Randolph Housing Authority et al

On June 9, 2020 a tortious action involving the commonwealth, municipality, mbta, etc. case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

23 Files
Filed

Jun 09, 2020

Status

06/09/2020

Type

Tortious Action involving the Commonwealth, Municipality, MBTA, etc.

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

Hallem, Steve A vs. Bean, Andrew A

On June 8, 2020 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

4 Files
Filed

Jun 08, 2020

Status

06/08/2020

Type

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Middlesex County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 07, 2021

Carnahan, Alison vs. Wellesley Restaurant Group D/B/A The Local et al

On June 2, 2020 an employment contract case was filed in the jurisdiction of Middlesex County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

14 Files
Filed

Jun 02, 2020

Status

10/23/2020

Type

Employment Contract

County

Middlesex County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

Aug 08, 2021

Feroze, Usama et al vs. Glaser, Andrew et al

On May 1, 2020 a motor vehicle negligence - personal injury / property damage case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

21 Files
Filed

May 01, 2020

Status

05/01/2020

Type

Motor Vehicle Negligence - Personal Injury / Property Damage

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

Peterson, Frederick et al vs. Crystal Clear Sewer & Drain, LLC et al

On April 27, 2020 a liability of shareholders, directors, officers, partners, etc. case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Hon Diane presiding.

13 Files
Filed

Apr 27, 2020

Status

04/27/2020

Type

Liability of Shareholders, Directors, Officers, Partners, etc.

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Hon Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 07, 2021

Allen, Alfred vs. Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C. et al

On March 19, 2020 a malpractice - other case was filed in the jurisdiction of Norfolk County. Judge Freniere, Diane presiding.

26 Files
Filed

Mar 19, 2020

Status

03/19/2020

Type

Malpractice - Other

County

Norfolk County, MA

Judge

Hon. Freniere, Diane

Case Last Refreshed

May 06, 2021

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