Michael J. Diamondstein

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C.
 | 2 Penn Center, Suite 900, 1500 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215-940-2700
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
Attorney Profile

When you feel the intense heat of a Government investigation or you have been charged with a crime, you need a lawyer who is not afraid to stand up for you.  You need a lawyer who has been there.  Michael J. Diamondstein has been there for athletes, politicians, police officers and every day working Americans.

Mr. Diamondstein is a member of the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and federal Bars who has handled approximately 20,000 criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the United States. He has defended high-profile, media-sensitive cases as well as serious but unreported criminal cases. He has secured acquittals and dismissals for hundreds and hundreds of his previous clients. He is well respected in the legal community as he routinely represents clients who have been referred to him by judges, prosecutors, law enforcement officers and fellow attorneys.

Mr. Diamondstein's vast experience and demonstrated skill have led him to be named as one of the Top One Hundred Pennsylvania Trial Attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association and he has received the highest AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  He is also qualified to handle death penalty cases under Pennsylvania Rule 801. Mr. Diamondstein is often asked to lecture to other lawyers at legal education seminars. This same level of experience and skill enables him to provide the highest standard of representation for anyone accused of crimes, under investigation or recently arrested.

Michael J. Diamondstein is a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia metropolitan area. A graduate of Ithaca College, Mr. Diamondstein attended Widener University School of Law, from which he graduated summa cum laude.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Murder, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2017

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About Michael Diamondstein

Admitted 1996, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: www.michaeldiamondstein.com/

Honors and Awards:

  • Awarded William I. Schaffer and Emily N. Maxwell Memorial Scholarships
  • Selected as a Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellow
  • Received American Jurisprudence Awards and Certificate of Achievements in Criminal Procedure, Constitutional Law, Secured Transactions, Capital Punishment, Professional Responsibility and Wills and Trusts
  • Wolcott Fellowship, Widener University School of Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified to handle Capital Cases in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • P.A.D.I Advanced; Nitrox; and Wreck Diver, 2004

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Pro Hac Vice into U.S. District Court, Maryland, 2016
  • Member, Federal Criminal Law Committee for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2014
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1997
  • New Jersey, 1996
  • Pennsylvania, 1996
  • Master, Philadelphia Criminal Inn of Court
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Lifetime Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • On January 12th, 2017 was a panelist with Louis Lappen, Acting US Attorney for the Eastern District of PA and The Honorable Luis Felipe Restrepo of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals for a CLE course for criminal attorneys and prosecutors.  The topic was the difference between State and Federal Prosecutions with respect to coopeartors., Lecturer, CLE, Philadelphia Inn of Criminal Courts, 2017
  • Cloaked in Doubt, 2006
  • Instructor, NITA Program, Hofstra University School of Law, January, 2000
  • Illinois: An Oasis in the Middle of a Judicial Desert  Haudrich v. Homedica, 2 WIDENER SYMP. L. J. 331, 1997
  • Instructor, Continuing Legal Educations Courses for Pennsylvania Bar Institute, 2009 - Present
  • Judge, Regional Trial Competition, Temple University School of Law, February 2003 - Present

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Educational Background:

  • Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, B.S. in Business Management, May, 1992
Office Location for Michael J. Diamondstein

2 Penn Center, Suite 900
1500 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Phone: 215-940-2700

 

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Last Updated: 2/24/2017

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