David D. Diamond For Los Angeles Superior Court Judge

About David

David has been a practicing lawyer for 20 years, significantly longer than any other candidate 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 court. David is a State Bar Certified, Legal Specialist and honorably and humbly served as the Chairperson of the Burbank Police Commission. He has served as a Temporary Judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court and is currently a University Professor teaching Courts and Criminal Law.

He has handled several thousand matters, including close to 500 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 served as an associate adjunct professor of law, teaching trial advocacy at Southwestern Law School.

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.


David was born and raised in the County of Los Angeles. David is married and has two children and two recently rescued labrador retrievers.

Teaching Experience and Community Service

David teaches law at local University. He 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