Selected To:
Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2007-2016)

Bar Admissions

New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation

  • Civil Litigation

  • Transportation Claims

  • Retail Liability

  • Motor Vehicle Liability

  • General Liability

  • First-Party Property Claims

Widener University, School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 1993)
West Chester University (B.A., 1986)

Michael J. Diamond

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Phone Number : (215) 972-5402
Fax Number : (215) 972-7008
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One Logan Square
130 N. 18th Street, 26th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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MICHAEL J. DIAMOND focuses on multiple practice areas, including retail liability, motor vehicle liability, general liability, first-party property claims, and transportation claims. Mr. Diamond, one of the founding partners of Chartwell Law, has successfully defended personal injury matters on behalf of insured and self-insured entities involving national retailers, supermarkets, family owned stores, fast food franchises and convenience stores. 

Mr. Diamond dedicated a significant portion of his practice to the defense of motor vehicle and trucking matters. He regularly defends automobile and trucking liability matters in State and Federal Court, involving individual and corporate defendants. He represents transportation and shipping companies and their insurers in connection with cargo and shipping claims. Mr. Diamond also regularly defends homeowners against claims for injury, accident and/or dog bite incidents on residential properties.  His background as a claims adjuster benefited him in the analysis of the policy terms and provisions and the aggressive defense of these claims.

Mr. Diamond began his career working in the insurance industry as a claims specialist, and supervisor, at two prominent insurance companies in the Greater Philadelphia Area, so he is well-experienced in the defense of first-party property claims. He is well-versed in all policy forms and has litigated first-party property claims in both State and Federal Court.

Mr. Diamond has accomplished many feats in his representative matters. He successfully defended a motorcycle versus motor vehicle accident in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; he recently secured summary judgment on behalf of a retail grocery store in connection with a slip and fall on a foreign substance; he litigated, arbitrated, and tried first-party property and premises liability matters in State Court; he secured summary judgment for a university based upon statutory exclusive remedy defenses; and he settled an MTC case at trial on behalf of Certain Underwriters at Lloyds of London with no payments being made under the policy.

Professional Associations

Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO)
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

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