Representative Cases

The lawyers at Sibbison & DeJuneas have represented clients in state and federal court at the trial and appellate levels, in both civil and criminal cases. Some of their most notable appeals include:

  • Popp v. Popp, 477 Mass. 1022 (2017)*
  • Commonwealth v. Barbosa, 477 Mass. 658 (2017)
  • Denesha v. Denesha, 92 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (2017)(unpub.)*
  • Bridgeman v. Dist. Attorney for Suffolk Dist., 476 Mass. 298 (2017)(as amicus curaie for National Association for Public Defense)*
  • Commonwealth v. Ruano, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 98, rev. denied, 472 Mass. 1101 (2015)**
  • Commonwealth v. Pabon, 87 Mass. App. Ct. 1105 (2015)(unpub.)*
  • United States v. Carela, 805 F.3d 374 (1st Cir. 2015)
  • Commonwealth v. Labadie, 467 Mass. 81 (2014)*
  • Vedensky v. Vedensky, 86 Mass. App. Ct. 768 (2014)*
  • Geshke v. Crocs, Inc., 740 F.3d 74 (1st Cir. 2014)
  • Marina Sales & Service, LLC, et al. v. Theoharidis, et al., Lawyers Weekly No. 13-014-14
  • McEachern v. Budnick, 81 Mass. App. Ct. 511 (2012)*
  • Zeghibe v. Zeghibe, 82 Mass. App. Ct. 614 (2012)*
  • Commonwealth v. Badillo, 2012 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 765 (June 13, 2012) *
  • United States v. Albertelli, 687 F.3d 439 (1st Cir. 2012)
  • Commonwealth v. Imanivong, 78 Mass.App.Ct. 1121 (2012)(unpub.)
  • O'Brien v. Borowski, 461 Mass. 415, 416 (2012)
  • Freidus v. Hartwell, 80 Mass. App. Ct. 496 (2011)
  • N. Adams Ltd. Partnership v. N. Adams, 78 Mass. App. Ct. 602 (2011)
  • Commonwealth v. Zeininger, 459 Mass. 775 (2011)
  • Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto, 458 Mass. 657 (2011)*
  • Commonwealth v. MacMillan, 2012 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 392 (2012)
  • Commonwealth v. Velez, 2012 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 226 (2012)*
  • Smith v. The Soldier's Home In Holyoke, 2011 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1026 (2011)*
  • Elliott v. Elliott, 2011 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 992 (2011)*
  • Griswold v. Griswold, 2011 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 291 (2011)*
  • United States v. Persichilli, 608 F.3d 34 (1st Cir. 2010)
  • Commonwealth v. Sliech-Brodeur, 457 Mass. 300 (2010)(first degree murder)*
  • Commonwealth v. Martin, 457 Mass. 14 (2010)*
  • Commonwealth v. Cohen (No. 1), 455 Mass. 600 (2010)*
  • Commonwealth v. Cohen (No. 2), 455 Mass. 634 (2010)*
  • Altomare v. Altomare, 77 Mass. App. Ct. 601 (2010)*
  • Katzman v. Healy, 77 Mass. App. Ct. 589 (2010)
  • Lambert-Huber v. Huber, 2010 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1004 (2010)*
  • Commonwealth v. Cabrera, 76 Mass. App. Ct. 341 (2010)
  • Commonwealth v. Sasso, 77 Mass.App.Ct. 1115 (2010)(unpub.)
  • Nickerson et al v. Huttinger, 2010 Mass. App. Unpub. LEXIS 1171 (2010)*
  • Commonwealth v. Bacigalupo, 455 Mass. 485 (2009)(first degree murder)*
  • Dahms v. Cognex Corp., 455 Mass. 190 (2009)
  • Sheppard v. Zoning Bd. of Appeal, 74 Mass. App. Ct. 8 (2009)
  • Dahms v. Cognex Corp., 455 Mass. 190 (2009)
  • Anderson v. Hamel, Wickens, and Troupe Funeral Home, Inc., 2009 Mass.App. Unpub. LEXIS 1183 (2009)
  • Chaisson v. Chaisson, 2009 Mass.App.Unpub. LEXIS 1120 (2009)
  • Commonwealth v. Eggleston, 453 Mass. 554 (2009)
  • Noonan v. Staples, Inc., 556 F.3d 20 (1st Cir. 2009)*
  • Campbell v. Nickerson, 73 Mass. App. Ct. 20 (2008)
  • Eyster v. Pechenik, 71 Mass. App. Ct. 773 ( 2008)*
  • Redstone v. O'Connor, 70 Mass. App. Ct. 493 (2007)*
  • Kernan v. Morse, 69 Mass. App. Ct. 378 (2007)*
  • Gill v. United States, 471 F.3d 204 (1st Cir. 2006)
  • Commonwealth v. LaBelle, 67 Mass. App. Ct. 698 (2006)
  • Dellert v. Geryk, 66 Mass. App. Ct. 1117 (2006) (unpub.)*
  • Falk v. Peeso, 67 Mass. App. Ct. 1110 (2006) (unpub.)
  • Wong v. Wong, 67 Mass. App. Ct. 1107 (2006) (unpub.)*
  • Healy v. Spencer, 453 F.3d 21 (1st Cir. 2006)
  • Hanson v. Cadwell Crossing, LLC, 66 Mass. App. Ct. 497 (2006)
  • Healy v. Spencer, 453 F.3d 21 (1st Cir. 2006)
  • Johnson v. Mahoney, 424 F.3d 83 (1st Cir . 2005)
  • Goldberg v. Board of Health of Granby, 444 Mass. 627 (2005)
  • Commonwealth v. Rosario, 444 Mass. 550 (2005)*
  • United States v. Martins, 413 F.3d 129 (1st Cir. 2005)
  • Foster v. Hurley, 444 Mass. 157 (2005)*
  • United States v. Greenburg, 410 F.3d 63 (1st Cir. 2005)
  • Bratsis v. McCourt, 65 Mass. App. Ct. 1123 (2006) (unpub.)*
  • Gaw v. Sappett, 62 Mass.App.Ct. 405 (2004)
  • Sampson v. Sampson, 62 Mass.App.Ct. 366 (2004)*
  • Zaskey v. Town of Whately, 61 Mass.App.Ct. 609 (2004)
  • T.F. v. B.L., 442 Mass. 522 (2004)*
  • Seaboard Surety Co. v. Town of Greenfield, 370 F.3d 215 (1st Cir. 2004)
  • Brower v. Brower, 61 Mass. App. Ct. 216 (2004)*
  • United States v. Roselli, 366 F.3d 58 (1st Cir. 2004)*
  • Socha v. Tavernier, 61 Mass. App. Ct. 1107 (2004)(unpub.)*
  • Kittredge v. Kittredge, 441 Mass. 28 (2004)
  • Wolfe v. Gormally, 440 Mass. 699 (2004)*
  • In re Discipline of Attorney, 442 Mass. 660 (2004)(as amicus curaie for American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts)* Rowley v. Mass. Electric Co., 438 Mass. 798 (2003)
  • Custody of Kali, 439 Mass. 834 (2003)
  • Holland v. BLH Electronics, Inc., 58 Mass. App. Ct. 678 (2003)*
  • Commonwealth v. Berte, 57 Mass. App. Ct. 29 (2003)*
  • Messing, Rudavsky & Weliky, PC, v. Harvard, 436 Mass. 347 (2002)
  • Woods v. O'Neil, 54 Mass. App. Ct. 768 (2002)
  • Douillard v. LMR, Inc., 433 Mass. 162 (2001)
  • Baker v. Parsons, 434 Mass. 543 (2001)(for amicus curaie American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts) Commonwealth v. Johnson, 435 Mass. 113, 118 (2001)(first degree murder)
  • Rotkiewicz v. Sadowsky, 431 Mass. 748 (2000)
  • Commonwealth v. Whitman, 430 Mass. 746 (2000)
  • Commonwealth v. Labriola, 430 Mass. 569 (2000)
  • Thomas v. Massachusetts Civil Service Commission, 48 Mass. App. Ct. 446 (2000)*
  • Commonwealth v. Rivera, 429 Mass. 620 (1999)
  • Paixao v. Paixao, 429 Mass. 307 (1999)*
  • Commonwealth v. Kingston, 46 Mass. App. Ct. 906 (1999)*
  • Commonwealth v. D'Amour, 428 Mass. 725 (1999)*
  • Erickson v. Civil Service Comm'n., 46 Mass. App. Ct. 906 (1999)*
  • Richardson v. United States, 526 U.S. 813 (1999)(for amicus curaie National Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers)* Roberts v. Southwestern Bell Mobile Sys., Inc., 429 Mass. 478 (1999)
  • Bercume v. Bercume, 428 Mass. 635 (1999)*
  • United States v. Romano, 137 F.3d 677 (1st Cir. 1998)*
  • Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto, 427 Mass. 414 (1998)
  • Commonwealth v. DeCicco, 44 Mass. App. Ct. 111 (1998)
  • Commonwealth v. Zuluaga, 43 Mass. App. Ct. 629 (1997)*
  • United States v. Cunningham, 113 F.3d 289 (1st Cir. 1997)
  • Curtis v. Duval, 124 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1997)
  • Kolodziej v. Smith, 425 Mass. 237 (1997)
  • Heins v. Ledis, 422 Mass. 477 (1996)
  • Nylander v. Potter, 423 Mass. 158 (1996)*
  • Vickowski v. Polish American Citizens Club of Deerfield, Inc., 422 Mass. 606 (1996)
  • Noonan v. Thermo Consulting Engineers, Inc., 40 Mass. App. Ct. 905 (1996)*
  • Szalla v. Locke, 421 Mass. 448 (1995)
  • Commonwealth v. Green, 420 Mass. 771 (1995)(first degree murder)**
  • Commonwealth v. Mello, 420 Mass. 375 (1995)*
  • Commonwealth v. Gagnon, 419 Mass. 1009 (1995)*
  • Commonwealth v. Bui, 419 Mass. 392 (1995)
  • Commonwealth v. Curtis, 417 Mass. 619 (1994)
  • Tatro v. Manor Care, Inc., 416 Mass. 763 (1994)
  • Commonwealth v. Fafone, 416 Mass. 329 (1993)*
  • Commonwealth v. Avellar, 416 Mass. 409 (1993)
  • Commonwealth v. Fryar, 414 Mass. 732 (1993)(first degree murder)*
  • Commonwealth v. Avellar, 416 Mass. 409 (1993)
  • United States v. Santana, 6 F.3d 1 (1st Cir. 1993) (for amici curiae Nat'l. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Mass. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)
  • United States v. Bianco, 998 F.2d 1112 (2nd Cir. 1993)
  • Commonwealth v. DiBenedetto, 414 Mass. 37 (1992)*
  • Commonwealth v. Lydon, 413 Mass. 309 (1992)(first degree murder)*
  • Commonwealth v. Sires, 413 Mass. 292 (1992)
  • Waldman v. American Honda Motor Co., 413 Mass. 320 (1992)*
  • Canning v. Juskalian, 33 Mass. App. Ct. 202 (1992)*
  • United States v. Vasquez, unpub. (1st Cir. 1992)
  • Piccicuto v. Dwyer, 32 Mass. App. Ct. 137 (1992)*
  • Commonwealth v. Manrique, 31 Mass. App. Ct. 597 (1991)
  • Commonwealth v. Carney, 31 Mass. App. Ct. 250 (1991)
  • United States v. David, 940 F.2d 722 (1st Cir. 1991)
  • Springfield YWCA, Inc. v. Evers, 30 Mass. App. Ct. 921 (1991)*
  • United States v. Perkins, 926 F.2d 1271 (1st Cir. 1991)
  • United States v. Sutherland, 929 F.2d 765 (1st Cir. 1991)
  • Commonwealth v. Gilday, 409 Mass. 45 (1991)
  • Commonwealth v. Raffo, SJC No. 4804 (1st deg. murder, rev'd by motion for new trial)*
  • Commonwealth v. Chandler, 29 Mass. App. Ct. 571 (1990)
  • Frederick v. Frederick, 29 Mass. App. Ct. 329 (1990)
  • Laveck v. Pascoe Pizza, Inc., 29 Mass. App. Ct. 935 (1990)*
  • Commonwealth v. Cowie, 28 Mass. App. Ct. 742 (1990)*
  • Home-Like Apts. v. Arch. Acc. Bd., 27 Mass. App. Ct. 851 (1989)
  • Deerfield Plastics Co. v. The Hartford, 404 Mass. 484 (1989)*
  • Commonwealth v. Kirkpatrick, 26 Mass. App. Ct. 595 (1988)
  • Commonwealth v. Rondeau, 27 Mass. App. Ct. 55 (1989)
  • Pederson v. Time, Inc., 401 Mass. 14 (1989)
  • Deerfield Plastics Co. v. The Hartford, 404 Mass. 484 (1989)
  • Commonwealth v. Cowie, 404 Mass. 119 (1989)*
  • Pederson v. Time, Inc., et al., 404 Mass. 14 (1989)*
  • Coombs v. Town of Deerfield, 26 Mass. App. Ct. 379 (1988)
  • Lyons v. Lyons, 403 Mass. 1003 (1988)
  • Bak v. Bak, 24 Mass. App. Ct. 608 (1987)*
  • Adoption of Abigail, 23 Mass. App. Ct. 191 (1986)
  • Hawkins v. Hawkins, 397 Mass. 401 (1986)*
  • Commonwealth v. Rhodes, 21 Mass. App. Ct. 968 (1986)*
  • Commonwealth v. Frisino, 21 Mass. App. Ct. 551 (1986)*
  • Commonwealth v. Walter, 396 Mass. 549 (1986)
  • United States v. Dawlett, 787 F.2d 711 (1st Cir. 1986)*
  • Commonwealth v. Fickett, 403 Mass. 194 (1988)(first degree murder)**
  • Commonwealth v. Mandile, 403 Mass. 93 (1988)(first degree murder)**
  • Bak v. Bak, 24 Mass.App.Ct. 608 (1987)
  • Kennedy v. Kennedy, 20 Mass. App. Ct. 559 (1985)*
  • Commonwealth v. Mendrala, 20 Mass. App. Ct. 398 (1985)*
  • Gearity v. Z.B.A. of Whately, 19 Mass. App. Ct. 1113 (1985)
  • Commonwealth v. Tuitt, 393 Mass. 801 (1985)
  • DiLuzio v. U.E. Local 274, 391 Mass. 211 (1984)*
  • Kennedy v. Kennedy, 17 Mass. App. Ct. 308 (1983)*
  • Bezio v. Patenaude, 381 Mass. 563 (1980)*
  • Kennedy v. Kennedy, 10 Mass. App. Ct. 113 (1980)*
*Positive result(s)
**Judgment of acquittal on appeal

Attorney DeJuneas has also served as co-counsel in a number of notable trials, including the following:

Commonwealth v. Cohen Represented police sergeant charged with armed kidnapping, armed assault and battery, attempted extortion, filing a false police report, and witness intimidation. Acquittal on armed kidnapping, armed assault and battery, and conflict of interest.

United States v. Cianci RICO and related charges in multi-defendant trial against then-mayor of Providence, Rhode Island. Acquitted of all charges except RICO conspiracy.

Commonwealth v. Harrington First degree murder trial. Acquittal based on defense of others.United States v. Gianelli RICO, arson, extortion, loan sharking, and money laundering trial.

United States v. Prosperi, et al. Massachusetts Big Dig fraud trial against former executive of company which provided large amounts of concrete to Big Dig and five other defendants. Obtained probationary sentence.

United States v. Hill. Securities and bank fraud trial against executive of publicly traded software company. Acquitted of all charges except for one count of perjury.

Commission on Judicial Conduct v. Lopez. Judicial misconduct trial.