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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1992||08/10/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Professionalism Award||Brevard County Bar Association||2005|
|Board Certified - Criminal Trial||Florida Bar||2005|
|Outstanding Trial Lawyer||Office of the State Attorney||1999|
|General Counsel||Fraternal Order Of Police||2014 - Present|
|Partner||Funk, Szachacz & Diamond, LLC.||2004 - Present|
|Felony Division Chief||Office Of The State Attorney||1992 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Brevard County Bar Association||President||2012 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court||Member||N/A|
|State v. Kelly, DeForest 05-2010-CF-019102-BXXX||At 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 Thorton||Not Guilty on all counts|
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|University of North Carolina School of Law||N/A||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|University of North Carolina||International Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Self Defense Through Tactical Shooting & Decision Making||Legal Update on Florida Self-defense law||2014|
|Fraternal Order Of Police||Offier Involved Shootings - legal issues and IA's||2014|
|Advance Firearms Law Symposium||Firearm training and Self Defense laws||2014|