Attorney Profile: David D. Diamond
Attorney David D. Diamond is a founding partner at the firm, and supervises the criminal defense division. As a skilled
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Diamond has experience handling cases involving a large variety of both felony and misdemeanor offenses. Mr. Diamond has litigated over 2500 felonies and misdemeanors. Furthermore, Mr. Diamond also helps clients who have been arrested, charged, or convicted of a crime expunge their criminal records. He also handles
restraining orders. Mr. Diamond has argued before the California State Appellate Court, Second District, the Los Angeles Superior Court Appellate Division, the Riverside Superior Court Appellate Division, and litigated cases throughout the State of California.
Mr. Diamond is an Associate Adjunct Professor of Law at Southwestern School of Law in the Trial Advocacy Honors Program. He is also an Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at National University. Mr. Diamond oversees the Criminal Litigation, Restraining Order, and Expungement divisions at the firm.
David attended the SCALE program at Southwestern University School of Law, a 23 month accelerated and highly intensive learning program. David then worked in the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office before joining the team at one of the nations' most prestigious law firms, Lewis, Brisbios, Bisgaard & Smith. There he concentrated on litigation before joining a small boutique firm which handled criminal defense cases.
Prior to law school, he graduated from Michigan State University where he studied international relations and political science. He served as the Director of Legal Services, running a student financed law firm and defending students accused of misconduct. Twice chosen as the Student Leader of the Year, he has since vowed to serve the needs of all his clients. David was on the Dean's Academic Honor List and was a teacher prior to entering law school. He is also a volunteer football coach for the City of Los Angeles.
Attorney David Diamond has become a State Bar Certified Criminal Law Specialist. This means that he has met the requirements to obtain such a certification set forth by The State Bar of California. Certified specialists have demonstrated a high level of competence in their specialized field of law through evaluations conducted by a panel of experts in one of 11 areas of law and in 11 additional areas by the State Bar's certifying partners. Certified specialists are required to pass a written examination, they are required to provide favorable references from other attorneys and judges, they are required to complete a minimum of 45 hours of continuing education in their specialty field and they must undergo an inquiry by the appropriate Commission for any disciplinary actions for professional misconduct.
Los Angeles criminal defense attorney David Diamond was recently published in the Valley Lawyer, a publication provided by the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, for an article entitled, "Medical Marijuana Overview: The Law and Its Ambiguities." The article summarizes the ambiguous laws surrounding medicinal marijuana, its uses and users, and the dispensaries that are continuously prosecuted. View the article on pages 28-29 here:
Medical Marijuana Overview: The Law and Its Ambiguities.
Associate Adjunct Professor of Law, Southwestern University School of Law
Adjunct Professor of Criminal Justice, National University
Michigan State University: Bachelor of Arts;
Southwestern University School of Law, SCALE Program (2 years): Juris Doctor
Admission to Practice:
State of California;
- Northern District of California
- Southern District of California
- Central District of California
- Eastern District of California
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Organizational Memberships and Activities:
- California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (Board of Governors)
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
- Beverly Hills Bar Association
- Santa Clarita Valley Bar Association
- San Fernando Valley Bar Association
- American Bar Association (ABA)
- American Association for Justice (AAJ)
- California Public Defender's Association
- Ventura County Bar Association
- Legal Education Conference Center- Former Bar Grader
- Guest Speaker on Criminal Law - National Youth Leadership Forum
- High School Mock Trial Coach
- Former Vice President, Criminal and Juvenile Justice, American Bar Association-YLD
- Director, CACJ National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition 2008-Present
Contact Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer David D. Diamond today to discuss your charges!