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Alan Diamond Melbourne FL defense attorney has been the attorney of record in over 11,000 criminal cases. Mr. Diamond graduated from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies. He received his law degree in 1992 from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill College of Law.

Mr. Diamond was an Assistant State Attorney and Felony Division Chief in the 18th Judicial Circuit. He served the 18th Circuit as a prosecutor for more than a decade. He prosecuted all types of cases including; Homicides, Kidnappings, Vehicular Manslaughters, White Collar Crime, Sex Crimes and Child Abuse cases as well as Computer Crimes. Alan Diamond received the Outstanding Trial Attorney of the Year award prior to becoming a felony division chief. Mr. Diamond is a former instructor with the Florida Prosecuting Attorney Association focusing on DUI law and received the 2002 Distinguished Faculty award from the FPAA.

During his career as a criminal attorney in Melbourne Florida, Mr. Diamond has handled numerous cases in both State and Federal Court. Specifically, Mr. Diamond successfully defended NASA Space Shuttle quality assurance specialist who was indicted for 166 counts of fraud involving the Space Shuttle in Federal Court. Alan Diamond has also successfully represented victims of felonies as well as those people seeking injunctions for protection. In addition, he has tried cases of all types, from misdemeanors to homicides in both State and Federal Court. He has significant jury trial experience representing those accused of a myriad of crimes including; rape, DUI, murder, burglary, drug trafficking, sex crimes, computer crimes and others.

Now in private practice, he is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert and the 2005 recipient of the Brevard County Bar Association Professionalism Award. He was selected a top 100 Trial Lawyer in Florida for 2012, 2013 and 2014. His memberships include The Federal Bar Association, Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. District Court - Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the Brevard County Bar Association where he was elected to the offices of Treasurer, President-Elect and elected President of the BCBA from 2012 through 2013. The Florida Bar, The National and Florida Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the American Bar Association.

Mr. Alan Diamond is currently the General Counsel for the Florida State Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and oversees all legal issues for the F.O.P. and oversees over 130 F.O.P. attorneys statewide. For more than 10 years he has represented police officers whenever there is an on-duty shooting to insure that no criminal charges are brought and to make sure that the officer's rights are protected. Mr. Diamond has personally handled more than 50 officer involved shootings, excessive use of force allegations and in-custody death situations over the last decade. He has defended many situations involving criminal allegations where he convinced the government that the use or threat of deadly force was justified. As General Counsel Mr. Diamond now heads up the legal arm of the Florida State Lodge F.O.P. Labor Counsel continuing to represent Law Enforcement Officers throughout the state of Florida.

Mr. Diamond also teaches classes to Law Enforcement Agencies, attorneys and private citizens regarding the use of force and the criminal/ legal implications thereof. Additionally, he teaches Florida Bar CLE courses on the topics of basic firearms use which included hands on firearm training as well as the law surrounding the use of deadly force in Florida specifically focusing on the "stand your ground" and "castle doctrine" legislation.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    24 years
  2. Federal Crime: 25%


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  • Bryan Andrew Lober

    I have known Alan for several years. He is an exceptional attorney and I wholeheartedly endorse his abilities and competency.


    Bryan Lober Criminal Defense Attorney
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  • Ashley Severance

    I highly recommend Mr. Diamond and personally refer all of my clients with criminal charges to his office. I find him to be a zealous advocate, dedicated to his clients, and extremely easy and a pleasure to work with.


    Ashley Severance Family Attorney
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Contact info

Funk, Szachacz & Diamond

3962 W eau Gallie Blvd
Suite B
Melbourne, FL, 32934


FLMember in Good Standing199201/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Professionalism AwardBrevard County Bar Association2005
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2005
Outstanding Trial LawyerOffice of the State Attorney1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
General CounselFraternal Order Of Police2014 - Present
PartnerFunk, Szachacz & Diamond, LLC.2004 - Present
Felony Division ChiefOffice Of The State Attorney1992 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Brevard County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Vassar B. Carlton Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Kelly, DeForest 05-2010-CF-019102-BXXXAt trial state dropped most of the above waived the minimum mandatory penalties and pled him out to 30 months with credit for more than a year.
United States of America v. Billy ThortonNot Guilty on all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
Brevard County Bar Assoc. Ex PartePresident's Message2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of North CarolinaInternational StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting & Decision MakingLegal Update on Florida Self-defense law2014
Fraternal Order Of PoliceOffier Involved Shootings - legal issues and IA's2014
Advance Firearms Law SymposiumFirearm training and Self Defense laws2014