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Los Angeles County Superior CourtCandidate for Judge, Seat 162

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David D. Diamond

Attorney/Adjunct Professor
485,597 votes (31.03%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Be fair and impartial for every litigant.
  • Create a mutually respectful environment in the courtroom setting.
  • Be open, transparent, honest and fair to every participant in the court proceedings.



Profession:Attorney at Law/Law Professor
Attorney at Law, Law Offices of David D. Diamond (2007–current)
Professor of Law/Courts, Woodbury University (2019–current)
Appointed Counsel for Indigent Defendants, Los Angeles County Bar Association — Appointed position (2010–current)
Temporary Volunteer Judge, Los Angeles County — Appointed position (2011–current)
Police Commissioner, Burbank Police Commission — Appointed position (2015–2019)
Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Law School (2007–2011)
Attorney at Law, Lewis Brisbois (2000–2001)


Southwestern Law School Juris Doctorate, Law (2000)


David has been a practicing lawyer for 20 years. He has a wide array of experience in the courtroom, having 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 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 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 served as an associate adjunct professor of law, teaching trial advocacy at Southwestern Law School.

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.


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.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

A Judge must be fair and impartial.  It is my belief that a Judge also must be prepared, honest, and open.  Access to the courtroom is essential for all litigants.  I will treat EVERYONE will respect and dignity and allow them the opportunity to be heard. 

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