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Sharon Tal Diamant

Family Attorney at Rockville, MD

4.9   61 reviews
Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 23 years
    Florida - FL 21 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sharon

Learn Sharon’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    50%
    All areas related to family law: protective orders, peace orders, child custody matters, divorce, uncontested divorce, separation agreements, prenuptial agreements, modifications, alimony

    16 years, 500 cases

  2. Child custody
    20%
    All areas of child custody to include: visitation, access schedules, consent agreements, litigation, best interest attorney work, child custody evaluation review, trial, child support calculation

    16 years, 100 cases

  3. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Child custody, divorce, uncontested divorce, child support, peace and protective orders, mediation of property and custody issues, business valuation, separation agreements, prenuptial and ante-nuptial agreements, en banc reviews

    16 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    5%
    All areas of criminal law both as a prosecutor and now as a defense attorney: DUI/DWI, Hit and Run, MVA issues, Driving Suspended, Revoked, Burglary, Theft, Robbery, Sexual offenses, Drugs, Bad Checks, etc.

    26 years, 20,000 cases

  5. DUI and DWI
    5%
    All areas of DUI/DWI and related consequences, MVA hearings, trials before Judges and Administrative Judges

    26 years, 1,500 cases

FORMER PROSECUTOR. EXPERIENCE. RESULTS.

Sharon T. Diamant was a prosecutor in Montgomery County for 10 years before going into private practice. She started in the district court,  handling thousands of misdemeanor crimes before being promoted to the juvenile division. There,  Sharon specialized in crimes involving the sexual abuse of children. In 2008, Sharon joined the Special Prosecution Team in the felony division,  where she handled financial crimes,  fraud, embezzlement and crimes of a sensitive nature involving public officials. 

 

In 2010, Sharon and her law partner opened Diamant Gerstein,  LLC.  The large, private suite in Rockville is ideal for clients to come in, feel comfortable, and get top-notch legal services.  The law firm does criminal defense,  domestic work,  family law, child custody work, peace and protective orders, and child support.

 

Sharon prides herself on providing competent, effective legal representation without nickel-and-diming clients. She personally answers every phone call, text message and email.  Sharon believes a quality bedside manner with clients is the single most effective tool in assisting clients who are going through a difficulty in their lives.  Sharon has been named to Maryland's Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2012 and 2013. She was named to Maryland's Super Lawyers List in 2016, 2017,  2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.  She is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar,  the National Drunk Driving Defense Association, is a board member of the Sobeloff Society,  is a member of the Collaborative Law Group, the Women's Bar Association,  Montgomery County Inns of Court and is on Montgomery County's Judicial Nominating Commission. Sharon also serves on Montgomery County's Ethics Committee.

 

Sharon has lectured on issues related to criminal law at the Police Academy and Montgomery College. 

 

Sharon lives in Montgomery County with her husband and four children. 

 

 

Location

Diamant Gerstein, LLC
6110 Executive Boulevard
Suite 1050
Rockville, MD, 20852

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  61 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Sharon Diamant represented me in a DUI case and was excellent. She exceeded all my expectations. She was able to keep me out of jail and got me probation despite my high BAC levels. Sharon was very responsive when I call or email her. I would highly recommend her. I am very please with the level of service I received.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate
Ms. Diamant truly cares and listens to potential and actual clients. I have personally seen her go the extra mile in assisting clients and their families in the most difficult of times. She provides excellent advice and guidance focusing on not only her client but more importantly their children's best interest. Ms. Diamant is smart, compassionate and a dedicated family attorney.
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Response from Sharon Diamant February 7, 2019
To whomever left this review: I cannot thank you enough for your kind words and wish you the best in whatever legal issues you have. -Sharon
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SHARON DIAMANT WAS FANTASTIC IN MY DIVORCE
I cannot recommend Sharon Diamant strongly enough. I consulted with her in early 2022, and her approach was refreshing, real and utterly straightforward. She did not sugarcoat what sort of results she could produce, and she was very straightforward in giving me all of my options. Sharon always got back to me when I texted her. If she was in Court, she said so. She met with me on my schedule, which usually included Saturday mornings. When we were in Court, she was organized and prepared. My custody case actually wound up going before a Judge, and she presented my case in a methodical and easy-to-follow way. She simplified a very complex process. She appears to be incredibly well-liked by her colleagues and the Court, and it was clear to me she is well-respected. I was very impressed by her calm, rational and reasoned demeanor. She answered every question I had and was never condescending, nor did she ever make me feel like I wasn't the most important client she had. On a personal note, Sharon is an absolute sweetheart. She always insisted I call her by her first name, and it is very clear this lawyer has no ego. She is there to get a job done. I don't recommend divorce, but if you have to go through a divorce or custody case, you cannot go wrong with Sharon. I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you are looking for a divorce attorney, please contact Sharon Tal Diamant
Sharon is one of the best family attorney that America has ever produced that I've worked with. During my first meeting, she explained everything to me from the beginning to the end that i could understand and she was very involved and responsive to all of my questions in my divorce case. She represented me until I finally got my divorce. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable, caring and family lawyer, at a reasonable price, than call the law office of Diamant Gerstein, LLC, and specifically ask for Sharon Diamant, Esquire. She's one of the "BEST" family lawyer that I had retained and I highly recommend her because she gets the job done in a timely manner.
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Posted by Sheila | January 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Methodical, Passionate, Great Communication
I live in South Carolina. My granddaughter lives in Maryland. I am a grandmother and great grandmother. Retired for over 20 years and I explained my dilemma as a retiree working on a budget. She was extremely understanding and worked with me to come up with a financial plan. Thank you; your staff and Erin for the assistance with this difficult case to ensure the best outcome possible. As I mentioned before, I am so grateful to have found you to represent and advocate for my granddaughter. Although she and I knew that you were passionate about your work and very thoughtful of her continuing on with her life throughout this case, we both knew what had to be done in order for her to realize that she was not going to be exonerated from all of the charges. Sharon also worked me from Lastly, thank you for assisting with expunging her record. I'm grateful for that also. I would recommend your firm to anyone. One thing for sure, I didn't have to do too much because you were behind the scenes working all the time although we thought you were not. Your work was fluid and you were direct with your actions the entire time. BRILLIANT WORK! Sincerely, "LL"--
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Posted by David | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superhero Attorney! Will save your life.
You want to have a lawyer if you plan to divorce. There are many lawyers to choose from, but not all are excellent. Sharon Diamant is outstanding. She’s so much more than a competent attorney, she is a superhero. My divorce was painful and messy. Sharon defended me with ferocity, and she put me in my place at the same time. Exactly what I needed. My bruised ego and hurt feelings screamed for vengeance, but she calmly and rationally explained that my moral righteousness would cost me untold thousands of dollars and prolong the separation I most desperately needed. Thank G-d I listened. Sharon excels at communication. She answers her own phone! She texts when she can’t talk. She’s honest and direct. She sets high standards for herself and her clients. Sharon will not waste your time and money pursuing actions that she does not support. Not a few times Sharon offered to refer me to an attorney who would do my bidding because she refused to do it. Sharon is a warrior -- a former criminal prosecutor who knows Maryland divorce law inside and out. Divorce is difficult. It’s painful. You want a powerful attorney; also, you may need to be saved from yourself. Sharon Diamant is a lifesaver. Eternally grateful!
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Response from Sharon Diamant August 16, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. I am glad you were able to get this difficult chapter in your life finished.
Posted by Sandy Enlow | June 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Knowledge, Experience, Results!
Sharon Diamant recently represented our business in small claims court and won our case for us. She was professional, respectful, attentive and thorough. She was always available to respond to our questions and concerns and treated us like we were her most important client. We have used other attorneys in the past, but Sharon’s knowledge and expertise of the law is second to none. We will definitely be recommending Sharon to family and friends as she knows the law and gets results.
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Posted by Christina | May 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Sharon is the best - Montgomery County, Maryland
Sharon Diamant helped me so much when I was the respondent in a frivolous and retaliatory peace order. I hired her before the final hearing because she was the most responsive and meticulous, providing excellent value within our budget. Sharon always responded quickly and informatively to all my calls and messages, which is so important when dealing with stressful legal matters. She is also very nice and easy to talk to, she takes the time to get to know your situation and answer all your questions. I highly recommend Sharon Diamant and her firm if you’re looking for an outstanding attorney in Maryland!
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Posted by Simon | February 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Responsive, professional, and effective!
Sharon helped me through an extremely contentious divorce and helped find a reasonable middle ground that allowed me to move forward as a single dad. Her energy, warmth, responsiveness, and professionalism are extraordinary. She is incredibly accessible and typically answers emails and texts within an hour, if not minutes. Finally, her goal is to find the best resolution for her clients at the most reasonable cost - she looks for cost effective options and isn't one of those attorneys who simply wants to drive up her billable hours. I wouldn't think twice about hiring her again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Lawyer
Sharon Diamant is an excellent attorney who works for the best interests of her clients. I knew from just our phone call even before meeting with her that I could entrust her with my divorce case. I am very happy that I made the right choice. Sharon responded to my emails, phone calls and texts promptly. She listened to what my goals and priorities were, addressed all my concerns and explained the possible choices and outcomes as my case progressed. Her expertise, competence and ongoing guidance helped my case move forward and settle through mediation. I am so grateful and thankful to Sharon Diamant. She is outstanding and I strongly recommend her.
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Posted by Jason | November 18, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Only read this if you want a Bulldog to represent you
Sharon is an absolute bulldog! Stop reading this post and hire Sharon now. You most definitely do not want to be cross-examined by her. She has zero tolerance for BS—neither her client nor the opposing party. The way that she communicated with not only the other attorney but also with me was direct, relevant, and focused. Indeed, A consummate professional. In our discussions, when I began to bring up things outside the scope of my matter at hand, Sharon listened. She also told me that the information I provided was not relevant to why we were going to court this time & helped me refocus on the matter at hand. I have no doubt that my outcome would have been different if Sharon was not my attorney. Maybe one day, I will be as good at my job as Ms. Diamant is at hers! When you hire Sharon, you get a straight-shooter who will zealously represent your interests. She will present you with the various options and has the experience and corporate knowledge to tailor her presentation based upon the judge hearing your case. I attempted to enter into a negotiated settlement with the opposing party. When the other side insisted on going to trial, that's when the gloves came off. When the other party began to spit non-sense and alternative facts, Sharon nearly made that witness cry. It was very satisfying and effective when Sharon tripped up the mendacious witness with that witness's own words. Hire Sharon now! If you don't, you might end up being cross-examined by her. If that happens, don’t say that you didn’t know.
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Posted by Denisse | September 5, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Attentive and Compassionate Attorney
A five star family Attorney! So much appreciation to Sharon, she is a wonderful professional; a dedicated and caring person. She has an immense heart and will do everything within her power to protect you and your family. She is very patient, extremely responsible and will tell you all of the possible outcomes without “sugar coating it”. She provided me with the comfort and trust that I needed during the worst times. I highly recommend her to anyone who is looking for a family law attorney. It has been a very long two years of a very difficult and complex divorce/custody case, but I am very happy for the outstanding service that I have received from Sharon. She will TRULY take care and help you!
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Just Results
I was frantically looking for help because I was about to lose not just the custody of but literally the relationship with my daughter. My previous lawyer thought it was a lost cause. A pro bono attorney was unsympathetic. Another attorney lacked organization and was expensive. Then, I met Sharon. Sharon represented me in a child custody case. Sharon changed my perception of what lawyering means. She has the knowledge and experience to understood my circumstances and present it in the language of the court. She has empathy and sympathy that comes from good family and self-development. Sharon is ethical and professional. Sharon responded to all of my questions and concerns in a timely manner. I was able to reach her via phone, text, email, and in person as needed. Sharon knows not just the law in the text but the “spirit” in the “mind” of the court. Going to a court of is like going to the battlefield; who you go with may determine your fate. Sharon is an excellent attorney to go to court with; her knowledge, experience, empathy, and professional ethics will undoubtedly make good results inevitable. I definitely and absolutely trust Sharon. Therefore, I recommend Sharon to my family, friends, or everyone who needs help with a legal matter. YT
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Posted by Sequoia | January 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Sharon fought tirelessly on my custody case that turned into a criminal matter when my husband filed baseless 2nd degree assault charges against me. She was compassionate, patient and a good listener. I knew I was in good hands. We ultimately got a favorable custody outcome and the criminal case was dismissed (due to her intricate knowledge of working as a former state's attorney). I would not hesitate to recommend her services in family law and criminal law. She's top-notch.
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Response from Sharon Diamant February 2, 2019
Thank you so much. We strive to provide excellent, zealous representation and an unrivaled level of access to our lawyers at any time of day or night. I appreciate your kind words.
Posted by Idris | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She will fight for you!!
Sharon has represented me during two very tough times in my life. She has helped me with my divorce as well as a child custody matter in a neighboring country. She is an amazing human being. Often times I would wonder, why is this woman doing all this to help me. She goes above and beyond and is very passionate and apathetic. She is genuinely concerned for her clients. She is professional, detail oriented and will stop at nothing to get the best results for her clients. I have no idea where I would be in regards to divorce and custody if it weren't for her. Things she doesn't know, she researched and found out. I could not be happier with the outcome. People like Sharon are like gold, and I'm forever grateful for her help. Idris
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Response from Sharon Diamant February 2, 2019
Thank you so much for your kind and gracious comments. It was a pleasure serving your legal needs and I wish you the best.
Posted by Laurie | January 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful lawyer
Sharon Diamant is very knowledgable, always communicative, and an excellent advocate. She has carried us through multiple complex proceedings with care and confidence.
Posted by Amy | December 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Sharon Diamant is my divorce attorney. I could not be more pleased with her! Sharon is the epitome of professionalism but also kind and caring. There is nothing easy about the dissolution of a marriage but Sharon gives her clients all the tools and support they need to walk away from their spouse with dignity and integrity. I would highly recommend Sharon Diamant!!
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Posted by Paula | September 30, 2018
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Great Family Law Attorney!
Sharon did a great job representing me. Always available and quick to respond to my questions. She is very knowledgeable, and a great negotiator. I felt secure knowing that I had a lawyer of her caliber representing me. I would recommend her to any of my family and friends. She is the best!
Posted by Deborah | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sharon Diamant Attorney of Excellence
I hired Sharon Diamant as a Divorce Attorney back in the summer of 2017 after being married for 50 years! She and her firm treated me as family! They didn't "nickel and dime" me for every little occurrence nor did she ever leave me without the benefit of steadfast counsel. She is an attorney extraordinaire! I knew she had my best interest at heart and that was proven when my divorce was granted by the results she achieved for me and the sense of peace l felt with her by my side. Thanks Sharon Diamant and Staff for your support and guidance when l needed it most!
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Posted by Ryan | February 13, 2018
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Mr
Miss Sharon was hired to represent me in a divorce case, awesome communication skills, well prepared with knowledge and showed kindness towards everyone. I recommend her services to everyone for any thing.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Diamant Gerstein, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Assistant State's Attorney
  • State's Attorney's Office for Montgomery County
  • 2000 - 2010

Education

  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Franklin and Marshall College
  • B.A.
  • 1996
  • Tel Aviv University
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • In re Nicholas H.
  • State of Maryland v. Juan Velasquez
  • Case diversion

Associations

  • Guardianship
  • Guardianship Lawyer
  • 2015 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Sobeloff Society
  • 2011 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Pro Bono Project
  • 2010 - Present
  • Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 2003 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2000 - Present
  • Collaborative Project of Maryland
  • N/A
  • Commission on Juvenile Justice
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • SuperLawyers
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • CLE
  • Issues in Child Custody
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Certificate of Completion- Training in Use of Force
  • National Association of Psychology and Law
  • 2010
  • Field Sobriety Test Training
  • Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office
  • 2002
  • Certificate of Completion Trial Seminar
  • State's Attorney's Office Montgomery County
  • 2000
  • Trial Advocacy Course
  • States Attorney's Office
  • 2000
  • 40-hour mediation training
  • Mediation training
  • N/A
  • 20-hour training
  • Child access in Divorce
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyers, Maryland
  • Super Lawyers, 2020 and 2021
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Various
  • Securing a Divorce
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Inns of Court
  • Family Law Update 2018
  • 2018
  • Seminar
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (9)
Endorse Sharon
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Sharon was my opposing counsel on a high-conflict family law case. Sharon was trust worthy and zealous in the representation of her client - yet, no nonsense and professional in her dealings with me. Sharon was able to help her client negotiate (and ultimately help the family) settle a case that had been tied up in Court for nearly two (2) years prior. Her style was both practical and effective. I do not hesitate to endorse her work."
Family Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sharon for many years and she is a highly professional, dedicated and compassionate advocate for her clients. I highly recommend her practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Sharon for years, first when she was a prosecutor and now that she is in private practice. She is smart and focused on getting favorable results for her clients. She knows her way around the courthouse. ."
Family Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharon is excellent. I have worked with her on cases and she is smart and excels. Highly respected by the legal community and bench. Would hire her to do my own case in a second."
Domestic violence Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I was opposed by Ms. Diamant in a domestic violence matter. She was very prepared, very knowledgeable yet very compassionate. Great attorney!"
Family Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I had a case against Ms. Diamant. She was well prepared and knowledgeable. She put the best interests of her client ahead of all else in an extremely ethical and effective manner."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"A spectacular attorney! We have worked together on a number of cases. Atty. Diamond has proven to be very compassionate, knowledgeable, well-liked by her peers, and wise. Count on her to know when a soft touch is needed vs an aggressive approach. An attorney you can trust."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sharon is an extraordinary lawyer who cares deeply about each client she represents. She understands that the outcomes of their cases will echo into many areas of their lives, affecting their families, their jobs and their health. She is absolutely honest. She listens carefully and takes care to make sure that she is understood. She is respected by judges, colleagues and adversaries. It is my great pleasure to endorse her and call her my colleague."
Unknown Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I am very impressed with Ms Diamant's willingness to provide info and assistance to this out of state lawyer whose client from MD got in trouble in my state. I'd researched for over 2 hours to no avail; Ms Diamant texted me a provider's name and telephone number in a matter of seconds. Problem solved! I had initially reached out to Ms Diamant based upon her avvo reviews and I have to say she definitely deserves that 10!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have faced Sharon as opposing counsel in numerous cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is as good as they come period"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer. She was able to get good results without resorting to nastiness and causing more problems. That is what a professional should do."
Family Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Diamant is a very sharp attorney. She knows exactly what to do to achieve the maximum results for her clients. She is well-liked by the members of the legal community, which means she has built the connections and relationships necessary to accomplish her clients' goals. I highly endorse both Mrs. Diamant and her firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Sharon is extremely knowledgeable in criminal and divorce law. She is contentious and really cares about her clients. She allows them to contact her outside of office hours to assist them and allay their fears and concerns. If I ever needed her services, I would not think twice about contacting her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Diamant. As a former prosecutor, Ms. Diamant has both the experience as well as the know-how to provide her clients with excellent representation. I recommend her without any hesitation whatsoever."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Rockville Family Lawyer Sharon Tal Diamant
Sharon Tal Diamant
Family Attorney
Rockville, MD
Licensed for 23 years
Virtual consultation available