Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate

Estate Planning, Trusts
And Probate

Real Estate Transactions

Real Estate Transactions



Philip R. Diamond





Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Toxic Tort
  • Employment
  • Structural & Agricultural Pest Control
  • Insurance Coverage and Bad Faith
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial and Business Litigation
  • General Tort Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1974


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award Winner
  • University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
    • A.B.
    • Honors: With Great Distinction
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • California State Bar Association, Member, 1974
  • Marin County Bar Association, Director, 2005 – 2008, 2009 – 2012; Chair, ADR Section, 2011 – 2012
  • San Francisco County Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Bronson, Bronson & McKinnon, 1974 to 1982
  • Bickel & Diamond, Founding and Name Partner, 1982 to 1989
  • Wright, Robinson, Osthimer & Tatum, Shareholder, 1989 to 1997
  • Niesar & Diamond LLP, Founding and Name Partner, 1997 to 2003
  • Diamond Dispute Resolution, 2003
  • Lerman Law Partners, LLP, Of Counsel, 2004

Ancillary Businesses

  • Mediator/Arbitrator/Special Master: Diamond Dispute Resolution
  • CA Real Estate Broker (BRE Broker License No. 01968370)


  • Phi Beta Kappa

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Coronavirus Alert: Best Practices for Commercial Lease Challenges from the Landlord and Tenant Perspective


When: Friday, June 5th @ 12pm PST

Join Lerman Law Partners, LLP real estate litigation and transaction attorneys Jeff Lerman, Phil Diamond and Dan Dersham, Jeffer Mangels Butler and Mitchell LLP bankruptcy attorney Ben Young, and McLaughlin Sanchez LLP eviction and rent control attorney Michael McLaughlin for a free 2 hour webinar Friday, June 5th, at 12:00 noon (if you cannot make it, register and you will receive a recording), when we will be discussing the impact of COVID-19 on commercial leases, evictions and bankruptcy issues, from both the landlord and tenant perspective.

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