Michael Jay Diamondstein

MD
  • Member at Michael Diamondstein (2 Attorneys)
  • Philadelphia, PA 19102
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    4.9/5.0 (13)
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    100% Recommended (1)
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Areas of Practice (4)

  • Criminal Law
  • White Collar Crime
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • RICO

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
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 Attended:
Widener University, J.D.
Year of First admission:
1996
Admission:
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
Hobbies & interests:
Cyclist; Triathlete; Ironman, 2012 Ironman Wisconsin

Peer Reviews

  • 4.9/5.0 (13)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.9/5.0
  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 07/26/13 in Criminal Defense 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. H...

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    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.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 07/01/13 in Criminal Defense 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" distinguis...

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    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.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/26/13 in Criminal Law 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...

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    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.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/26/13 in Criminal Defense on 06/26/13

    I consider Micheal Diamondstein to be one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia.

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    I consider Micheal Diamondstein to be one of the finest criminal defense attorneys in Philadelphia.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/25/13 in Criminal Defense on 06/25/13

    Michael Diamondstein is an excellent attorney. Very smart and I hold him in the highest regard.

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    Michael Diamondstein is an excellent attorney. Very smart and I hold him in the highest regard.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/25/13 in Criminal Defense on 06/25/13

    EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER----VERY VERY SKILLED

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    EXCEPTIONAL LAWYER----VERY VERY SKILLED

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 06/24/13 in Criminal Defense 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...

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    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.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/24/13 in Criminal Defense 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....

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    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.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 06/14/13 in Criminal Defense 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 ex...

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    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.

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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/14/13 in Criminal Defense on 06/14/13

    Michael is a skilled litigator and strong advocate for his clients.

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    Michael is a skilled litigator and strong advocate for his clients.

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (1)
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  • Michael Jay Diamondstein

    5.0/5.0 on 04/21/16 on 04/21/16

    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....

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    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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