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Michael Jay Diamondstein

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Michael Diamondstein
2 Penn Center, Suite 900, 1500 JFK Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102
Peer Rating
4.9 of 5.0
Client Rating
5.0 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Criminal Law; White Collar Crime; Drugs and Narcotics; RICO
University
Ithaca College, B.S., 1992; Widener University, Awarded William I. Schaffer; Widener University, Emily N. Maxwell Memorial Scholarships; Widener University, Selected as a Josiah Oliver Wolcott Fellow; Widener University, Received American Jurisprudence Awards; Widener University, Certificate of Achievements in Criminal Procedure; Widener University, Moe Levine Honor Trial Advocacy Honor Society, 1996
Law School
Widener University, J.D.
Admitted
1996, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; 2000, U.S. District Court, EDPA; 2001, U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; 2013, U.S. District Court, MDPA
ISLN
917215672
Peer Reviews (13)
AV Rated
4.9/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Criminal Defense and Criminal Law
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.8/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.8/5
Judgment
4.8/5
Communication Ability
4.9/5
Legal Experience
4.9/5
Peer Reviews (13)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 07/26/13
Michael Diamondstein has appeared as defense counsel in my courtroom numerous times over the past 15 years. His attitude is positive and he is always respectful. He is punctual and dependable. His appearance is professional. His manner is confident. Mr. Diamondstein has consistently demonstrated both his knowledge of the law and his analytical ability in his excellent and passionate advocacy.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 07/01/13
Michael Diamondstein is recognized as one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers of the defense bar in Philadelphia. As such, he was rated a "Super Lawyer" distinguishing him as a top rated lawyer in Pennsylvania. He prescribes to the highest of ethical standards within the legal profession while his legal ability in the courtroom is truly outstanding.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 06/26/13
I have known Michael since law school and have had cases with him- He is an excellent trial lawyer- a true advocate for his clients and a pleasure to his opposing counsel.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/26/13
I consider Micheal Diamondstein to be one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/25/13
Michael Diamondstein is an excellent attorney. Very smart and I hold him in the highest regard.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/25/13
EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER----VERY VERY SKILLED
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Judge on 06/24/13
Mr. Diamondstein is an excellent Criminal Defense attorney. He is well respected by his colleagues and the Court. My experience with Mr. Diamondstein has been extremely positive and he has a stellar reputation. He is always professional and well prepared. He aggressivelly represents his clients while being respectful to the Court, prosecutor and witnesses. He exudes self confidence and a sense of professional responsibilty. He has a true understanding of the law and its impact on sociey.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/24/13
Michael is an outstanding trial attorney in every respect. I was co-counsel with him on a capital homicide case that was tried to a jury and ended with a positive result. He was consistently well-prepared and had an ironclad grasp of the voluminous discovery. His cross-examinations were effective and appropriately aggressive and his closing argument clearly resonated with the jury. He's a good guy with a quick wit who was a pleasure to work with. Michael is truly a credit to our profession.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 06/14/13
Mr. Diamondstein is one of the brightest and most articulate attorney's I have had the pleasure of working with. His Trial skills are excellent and his preparation is extraordinary. I believe he deserves the highest rating Martindale Hubbell can give an Attorney. Mr. Diamondstein enjoys the respect of the judiciary and attorney's who have witnessed his skills.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/14/13
Michael is a skilled litigator and strong advocate for his clients.
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 06/14/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 06/14/13
Legal Knowledge
5.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
5.0/5
Judgment
5.0/5
Communication Ability
5.0/5
Legal Experience
5.0/5
3.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 05/02/10
Legal Knowledge
3.0/5
Analytical Capabilities
3.0/5
Judgment
2.0/5
Communication Ability
4.0/5
Legal Experience
4.0/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Criminal Law, White Collar Crime and Drugs and Narcotics
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 1 reviews
  • Recommended by 1 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 04/21/16
Posted by a on 04/21/16
5.0 out of 5.0  
A Philadelphia Police Detective referred me to Michael after my son was facing a felony charge. Michael provided a game plan on things my son had to do before the trial. Michael repeatedly worked with our witnesses so they were confident, credible and prepared for both examination and cross- examination. Michael had a strategy and made tactical decisions to best position our argument during the ebbs and flow of the trial. He asked for our opinion when appropriate. His fellow attorney Jason is th
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