Philadelphia Criminal Defense Attorney

For any person facing a criminal charge, the caliber of his or her defense counsel can make a dramatic difference in the overall outcome. It is critical to select a lawyer with the skill, experience and tenacity required to protect your rights and seek the best outcome available.

Michael J. Diamondstein is one of the premier criminal defense lawyers in the Philadelphia area. His depth and breadth of experience offer substantial benefits to people facing any type of criminal accusation. Before joining the ranks of the defense bar, Michael served as an Assistant District Attorney for the city of Philadelphia. In this position, he gained substantial insights into how the government investigates and prosecutes criminal allegations. Now as a defense lawyer, he can anticipate the government's tactics and develop the necessary strategies to overcome them.

All told, Michael has handled approximately 20,000 cases over his career in state and federal courts in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and across the United States. Over his career, Michael has represented athletes, entertainers, politicians and other high-profile individuals. He understands how to make sure his clients are tried in a court of law, and not the court of public opinion.

Recognized For Providing Exceptional Representation

A lawyer's success can be measured in many ways. By every standard, Michael J. Diamondstein has achieved a high level of success. For instance, he has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers. He is AV Preeminent* rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers each year since 2011. In addition, he has been utilized by other defense attorneys as an expert witness in the practice of criminal law and has been a lecturer in teaching criminal law to members of the bar. These accolades are only important in that they reflect Michael's history of success in representing people facing criminal allegations. More importantly, he has achieved positive outcomes for clients facing the full range of life-altering criminal accusations, including:

The firm also represents college students and young people accused of various allegations. Whatever the charge, Michael recognizes what is at stake. While he is a trial lawyer who will not hesitate to bring a case before a judge and jury, he also recognizes the importance of being able to negotiate a fair result for his clients. He will work tirelessly to achieve a positive outcome, whether an acquittal at trial, a dismissal of the charges prior to trial or a plea agreement that eliminates some of the worst potential penalties.

Moreover, Michael has earned the respect of prosecutors, judges and others in the criminal justice system. In fact, he regularly receives referrals from judges, law enforcement officials and other attorneys. Michael takes great pride in the trust these individuals place in his work.

Contact Michael J. Diamondstein, P.C.

Based in Philadelphia, the firm defends individuals across Montgomery County and Delaware County. Call 215-940-2700 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.