Location: Seattle, Washington, United States
Fred Diamondstone has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in small litigation, personal injury, civil rights and First amendment work.
Growing up during the Civil Rights Movement influenced Mr. Diamondstone to dedicate his life’s work to social justice work. Seeing the difficult struggles of marginalized people in the United States invigorated him to work in a way that he could find solutions and protect these group’s rights. In this respect, he first earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California Berkeley in 1973 and continued at the University of Washington to receive a JD in 1976. He was on his way to practice law that very same year upon admittance to the state bar of Washington and the U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington. Mr. Diamondstone was later admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit in 1979, and the U.S. Eastern District of Washington in 1980. Mr. Diamondstone’s career highlights include the cases he tried such as the Class Action Jail Condition cases involving the King County and Pierce County jails in Tacoma. Another one would be the Chambers-Castanes versus King County case; it involved government accountability and the special relationship public duty doctrine.
Since 1996, Mr. Diamondstone has worked tirelessly to protect his client’s rights at his sole practice. He has previous experience with such firms at Groshong, Lehet & Thornton, and as a teaching assistant at the University of Washington. In 1984, Mr. Diamondstone learned a great deal about the practice of law as an intern for Congressman Robert Leggett of California. He has also contributed his services as a cooperating attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union since 1979. From 1982 to 1986, he served on the board of directors of the ACLU. In recognition of his work, Mr. Diamondstone received the President’s Award from the Washington State Bar Association in 1999, the Public Justice Award from the Washington State Lawyers Association in 1997, and has received an AV-Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Looking toward the future, he endeavors to continue his civic work with the Homeless to Renter program.
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