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Maria Sophia Diamond

Personal injury Attorney at Seattle, WA

4.3   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1983
    Status
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"Maria Diamond is tough and confident, but also kind and compassionate.  We were bowled over by her expertise.  She was able to wrap up our auto accident case quickly and successfully.  Her grasp of our case put us at ease, and there were no surprises during the settlement.  We can't recommend Maria highly enough."


~ Glenn and Becky D.
Seattle, WA  

       

“I was referred to Maria Diamond by other attorneys. Whenever I needed to discuss something important with her, she went out of her way to meet with me although I lived a long distance from her office. She was very kind, thorough, ethical, and approachable. She was compassionate about allowing me to verbalize about having a healthy disk in my neck mistakenly removed during surgery. I trusted Maria when I needed to trust someone. She fought hard for me, and I highly recommend her.”

~ Patti T.
Elma, WA  

Location

Diamond Massong, PLLC
1215 Fourth Ave.
Suite 1275
Seattle, WA, 98161

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Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Jenny | November 15, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The aggressive attorney you want on your side!
Maria worked hard on our case for injuries sustained from a car accident. It took more time as we had 2020 shut down & other things come up. But in the end we were able to settle for much more than I ever expected. She will fight hard for you… excellent attorney to have on your side!
Posted by Tammy | November 4, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney "pit bull"
She is an excellent attorney. She will fight for you with all that she has.Shes very knowledgeable and truly makes you feel comfortable and confident..she will explain and keep you well informed on everything that is happening and what may happen..Was an absolute pleasure having her on my side.
Posted by Sue | November 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Consummate Professional
I had never had to hire an attorney before, but it was my very good fortune that after my car accident, I was directed to Maria Diamond. Maria was amazing! She drove over to meet me as I was still hurt from the accident and driving to her would have been difficult. She listened to what happened. explained how the process would work, and provided incredible support throughout the entire process. She not only took on the other party's insurance company, she ensured that my insurance company did not take part of the settlement (I did not know insurance companies can do that, but apparently they can!). My case went to arbitration and was won. Maria is a consummate professional. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone who needs legal assistance after a car accident.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Job well done!
Maria Diamond was recommended to me through another attorney who believed she had the expertise to help me. Sure enough, Maria Diamond definitely proved her excellence in the law and dealing with people in general. She was constant and thorough with her communication and was always available for me with prompt responses. She made it possible for my product liability case to conclude in a favorable decision. I am forever grateful for her amount of time and input into my personal situation. I would highly recommend her to deal with in every way. She was very personable, compassionate and quite professional which I really respected.
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Posted by Dan | March 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Maria was outstanding in helping me thru the a complicated medical devise recall and I couldn't have been happier with the attention to detail she and her staff provide at all phases of a long process. Maria's support and advise were fantastic.
Posted by Randi | March 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Maria has represented us on two different and unrelated cases. We found her to be professional, efficient and realistic about expectations of outcomes. I was very impressed with her strategic thinking and ability to switch gears and approach quickly in order to get the best outcome on our case. Maria and her office were responsive to us and followed up quickly with answers to questions -- and also when they needed something from us. We would work with her again.
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Posted by Lindsay | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional, Experienced, Comforting
I didn't have much experience working with a lawyer before working with Maria, but I was instantly impressed with her professionalism, her obvious experience in the field and my comfort in her presence. Her background in the Personal Injury field was very comforting to me when I was choosing a lawyer to help me through my case. March of 2015, I was rear ended in a car accident and had some injuries that felt pretty significant. Just having the initial consultation, I was still unsure if I wanted to hire an attorney for my case. Maria was very informative on what exactly my options were if I would like to move forward with representation, what it might look like being represented by her, what the different insurance companies involved are like as well as what would it look like if I didn't choose to move forward with representation. I quickly chose to work with Maria. Through the process Maria kept me thoroughly updated on the progress of my case through email which worked very well for me. She also was happy to meet with me if I had any questions on what was difficult for me to understand through email. She also sent me copies of any letters that were sent to anyone involved in the case including insurance companies. I can't say enough good things about Maria. She truly is a pleasure to work with especially through obvious frustrations that come out of a case like this, and although we joke about how we "hope we won't have to see each other again" if I'm in the situation where I need assistance, I wouldn't hesitate to give her a call.
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Posted by Bri | March 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very impressed.
Maria is very professional and wonderful individual. She exceeded every expectation inside and outside the courtroom. During my trial she was faced with a biased and disgruntled jury who had already decided against my case before it even started; but this never hindered Maria. She never gave up on me, even when the jury denied me any compensation; she pushed back and won a new trial, forcing the insurance company to finally offer me a favorable settlement. Maria has a passion for what she does; it shows in her dedication to her clients and to her work. I am very grateful for Maria and definitely recommend her.
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Posted by paticia | January 29, 2014
Does her job well
maria worked on my phen phen lawsuit 12 yrs ago,She was great and caring,came to my home for our first interview.i would recommend her .
Posted by Melanie | May 25, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Let down
Left us with a detailed plan. She did not follow through, with 75% of it. Never once in a year did she reach out to update our family, all contact was initiated by me. She only responds via email. In reading through all of these reviews, we did not receive the same treatment. She gives up easily.
Posted by Joseph | March 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
What a stressful time dealing with her
I hired Maria Diamond to handle an auto accident case and a medical mal-practice case. She promised to be in our corner and guide us through the difficult legal stuff that was required to be done. My wife and I were seriously injured by the accident and also we were suffering from the medical facility failing to do what they were by law to do. They misdiagnosed and by their in actions, she bled internally for 4 days, and had to undergo an emergency spleen removal, and I had to have 3 surgeries, because of the medical mistake. We needed more than what Maria was willing to do for us, she requested us to send all correspondences to her, and let her handle all the medical negotiations and we did. That would have been grand, if she had actually did something. She did not negotiate with the medical providers as she promised, and the results from her not doing what she promised several month later after me sending her a summons I received, she never did anything nor did she notify me that she was not going to answer the summons, she didn't even bother to inform me that she was not going to negotiate as we was expecting her to do what she said she would do and to protect our interest. This did not happen, she got angry when I questioned why she let the summons move into default judgment. She managed to collect over $70,000.00 and left us in the lurch, with no representation. Now we will see how she answers my complaint when the cases go up for review by the Washington State Bar Association. I am so unhappy with the way Maria Diamond treated us. I had to hire another attorney to do what she refused to do. She dragged her feet up until the time the statutes of limitation was about to expire on the case.
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Response from Maria Diamond July 24, 2016
I have had the great privilege of representing hundreds of clients over the course of my legal career. Although I strongly dispute Joseph's allegations, I am unable to factually respond publicly due to the rules of ethics that govern lawyers. I take my professional and ethical obligations very seriously. I wish Joseph well.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Diamond Massong, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Otorowski Johnston Diamond & Golden
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Shareholder
  • Levinson Friedman, P.S.
  • 1983 - 2005

Education

  • University of Puget Sound School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1980

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Corley v Hertz Corp.
  • Affirmed trial court decision in plaintiff's favor requiring rental car company to provide underinsured motorist coverage
  • Brown v. Snohomish County Physicians Corp.
  • Plaintiff won on appeal to WA Supreme Court
  • Corley v. Hertz Corp.
  • Plaintiff Won
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Executive Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Board of Governors
  • 2002 - Present
  • King County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Chair, Women Trial Lawyers Caucus
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
  • Center for Justice and Democracy
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Above and Beyond Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2020
  • Wiedemann Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2020
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2017
  • Wiedemann-Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2016
  • Wiedemann-Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2015
  • Professionalism Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2015
  • Wiedmann Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2013
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2010
  • Alvin Anderson Award
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • 2008
  • Wiedemann Wysocki Award
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2008
  • Wiedemann-Wysocki
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2004
  • President's Award
  • Washington State Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1994
  • Invited Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Is Justice for Sale
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Hypocrites of Tort Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Hague Treaty Changes May Affect Consumer Rights
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Tipping the Scales of Justice Righward
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Teacher Liability Protect Act--This Is Education Reform
  • 2001
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Secrecy Orders--They're Enough to Make You Gag
  • 2000
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • WSTLA Weighs in on Jury Reform Proposals
  • 2000
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • Juries Get Bad Rap Deserved by State
  • 2000
  • Trial News Washington State Trial Lawyers
  • The Big Lie . . . And Those Who Tell It
  • 2000
  • Anesthesia Malpractice Protector
  • Cardiac Arrest Occurs During Kidney Transplant, Yields $1.6 Million Verdict
  • 1990
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Speaking Engagements

  • Traumatic Brain Injuries Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 2009
  • Annual Convention Seminar
  • ERISA & Medicare: What's Happening on the Hill
  • 2009
  • Proving the Unseen Injury Seminar
  • Motions to Oppose/Limit CR 35 Exams
  • 2008
  • Washington Leadership Institute Seminar
  • How to Make Money and Balance Life in the Practice of Law
  • 2005
  • Damages Seminar
  • Proving Damages
  • 2005
  • Damages Seminar
  • Proving Damages
  • 2005
  • Supersonic Subrogation Seminar
  • Subrogation
  • 2004
  • Supersonic Subrogation Seminar
  • Subrogation
  • 2004
  • Tort Law Update Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 2003
  • Experts Seminar
  • Using Experts
  • 2003
  • Trial Stars Seminar
  • Opening Statements
  • 2002
  • Depositions Seminar
  • Preparing Your Client for Deposition
  • 2001
  • Clearing the Mist Seminar
  • Ethics, Enforceability and the Contingent Fee
  • 2000
  • Subrogation Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 1998
  • Subrogation Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 1996
  • Tort Law Update Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 1995
  • Subrogation Seminar
  • Enemy Behind the Lines--Is There Subrogation Where the Same Insurance Company Insures Both Parties?
  • 1994
  • Stressbreak Seminar
  • Co-Chair
  • 1994
  • 16th Annual Insurance Law Seminar
  • New Approaches to PIP Coverage & Subrogation
  • 1994
  • Automobile Injury Cases Seminar
  • The Latest Issues in PIP Coverage
  • 1993
  • Annual Convention
  • Thiringer Revisited & Revived
  • 1993
  • 15th Annual Insurance Law Seminar
  • The Validity of UIM/PIP Exclusions
  • 1993
  • Product Liability Seminar
  • Discovery in Product Liability Cases
  • 1992
  • Maritime Law Seminar
  • Making the Most of Maintenance and Cure
  • 1992
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
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Medical malpractice Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria is a highly skilled, accomplished and compassionate attorney for injured people. She has devoted her career to advance civil justice, volunteering extraordinary time and talent on behalf of the American Association for Justice, Washington State Association for Justice, and her clients. Christopher Pence, Lawyer"
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Maria through our list-serve, and have been very impressed with her passion in representing her clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Maria has a strong reputation in the legal community. She is one of the most dedicated med mal lawyers I know."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Seattle Personal injury Lawyer Maria Sophia Diamond
Maria Sophia Diamond
Personal injury Attorney
Seattle, WA
Licensed for 40 years

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