Michael J. Diamond

Founding Partner

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(215) 972-5402
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(215) 972-7008
Philadelphia, PA
130 North 18th Street
26th Floor
Philadelphia
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PA
19103
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PRACTICE AREAS

Cargo, Trucking and Logistics

Civil Litigation

First Party Property

General Liability Defense

Insurance Defense

Professional Liability

Retail Liability

Personal Injury Defense

Subrogation

Admissions

Pennsylvania

New Jersey

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

Education

Widener University School of Law

J.D., cum laude, 1993

West Chester University

B.A., 1986

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 dedicates a significant portion of his practice to the defense of motor vehicle and trucking matters regularly, 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. Additionally, he also regularly defends homeowners against claims for injury, accident and/or dog bite incidents on residential properties.  

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.  His background benefits him in the analysis of insurance policy terms and provisions allowing for aggressive defense of these claims.

Mr. Diamond has accomplished many feats in his representative matters including successfully defended a motorcycle versus motor vehicle accident in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; secured summary judgment on behalf of a retail grocery store in connection with a slip and fall on a foreign substance; litigated, arbitrated, and tried first-party property and premises liability matters in state court; secured summary judgment on behalf of a university based upon statutory exclusive remedy defenses; and 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

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2007-2020)

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 dedicates a significant portion of his practice to the defense of motor vehicle and trucking matters regularly, 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. Additionally, he also regularly defends homeowners against claims for injury, accident and/or dog bite incidents on residential properties.  

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.  His background benefits him in the analysis of insurance policy terms and provisions allowing for aggressive defense of these claims.

Mr. Diamond has accomplished many feats in his representative matters including successfully defended a motorcycle versus motor vehicle accident in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas; secured summary judgment on behalf of a retail grocery store in connection with a slip and fall on a foreign substance; litigated, arbitrated, and tried first-party property and premises liability matters in state court; secured summary judgment on behalf of a university based upon statutory exclusive remedy defenses; and 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

Achievements

Selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® (2007-2020)

ATTORNEY'S Resources

Articles & Blogs
Proposed New Jersey Bad Faith Statute Could Lead to Much Larger Awards for First Party Bad Faith Claims
Proposed New Jersey Bad Faith Statute Could Lead to Much Larger Awards for First Party Bad Faith Claims
Proposed New Jersey Bad Faith Statute Could Lead to Much Larger Awards for First Party Bad Faith Claims
September 12, 2019
September 27, 2018
News
Chartwell Law Continues Expansion with the Addition of Two New Partners
Chartwell Law Continues Expansion with the Addition of Two New Partners
Chartwell Law Continues Expansion with the Addition of Two New Partners
September 12, 2019
January 22, 2019