Areas of Practice

Diane practices in the areas of civil, business and probate litigation, employment law, and estate planning.

Professional Experience

Upon admission to the bar, Diane practiced for seven years at a civil litigation firm in Providence, Rhode Island focusing on business and commercial litigation, products liability and personal injury defense, creditor’s rights, and First Amendment rights.

Prior to joining Phifer Pinkham LLC, Diane also gained valuable experience in real estate management law serving the legal needs of property owners and managers in the Greater Boston area in virtually all areas of property management including evictions and defense of discrimination claims.

Bar Admissions


Rhode Island

U.S. District Court—Massachusetts

U.S. District Court—Rhode Island


J.D., Suffolk University Law School, 2009 (cum laude)

B.A., UMASS Amherst, 2005 (cum laude)

Professional Activities

Diane currently serves as a representative on the Chandler Elementary School Council in Duxbury. She actively participated in professional and civic commitments while practicing and living in Rhode Island and looks forward to continuing that meaningful involvement here in Massachusetts.


Diane recently moved back to the South Shore. She lives in Duxbury with her three young boys, Brody, Lochlan and Cormick. As a family, they spend as much time as possible outdoors exploring the beaches, parks and nature trails in the area.

Diane Kildea

Phone: 617-409-7409