David D. Diamond For Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

About David

Diamond Family

David has practiced law for 18 years, significantly longer than any other candidates in his race. He has a wide array of experience in the courtroom, being one of the only candidates to have litigated criminal, civil, and family law matters in the Los Angeles Superior Court. David is a State Bar Certified, Criminal Law Specialist and honorably and humbly serves as the Chairperson of the Burbank Police Commission. He has served as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court.

He has handled several thousand matters, including numerous jury trials to verdict. He has argued multiple times before the California District Court of Appeals for the Second District. As a Grade IV attorney for the Los Angeles County Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program, David represents indigent criminal defendants in the Los Angeles County Superior Courts when the Public Defender (PD) and the Alternative Public Defender (APD) are unavailable or have a conflict. He has been both a professor of criminal justice and an associate adjunct professor of law, teaching trial advocacy.

Educational Background

David graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Economics/Political Science. He attended the SCALE (2 year accelerated) law school program at Southwestern Law School.

Family

David was born and raised in the County of Los Angeles. David is married and has two children and a rescue chocolate lab.

Teaching Experience and Community Service

David has taught criminal justice at National University and served as an associate adjunct professor of law at Southwestern School of Law. He was excited to present lectures to a law school audience, entitled “confidence in the courtroom” and “trial evidence.” He is the co-founder of the CACJ National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition (National Mock Trial Law School Competition) and serves as also a volunteer football and baseball coach and is a member of the National Youth Sports Coaches Association and the Vice-President of a local Little League.

Admission to Practice

  • State of California
  • Federal Court
  • Northern District of California
  • Southern District of California
  • Central District of California
  • Eastern District of California
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals