An Experienced Trial Lawyer and Advocate
Jim Diamond, a former municipal legislator and an experienced litigating lawyer has been a commentator for news broadcasts on law, politics and items of local interest. With experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney along with a local legislative background, he has a background that few others can offer. During the state trial of Michael Skakel, for example, Diamond was a weekly commentator on Connecticut television about the developments during that lengthy and complicated murder trial.
Diamond’s columns and blogs have sparked considerable interest.
Rampage Shootings In The United States
Diamond is available to speak about the legal and social aftermath of mass shootings in the United States, his most recent topic of academic research. His doctoral dissertation is titled, In The Aftermath of Rampage Shootings: Is Healing Possible? Lessons From the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples. The dissertation, and healing following rampage shootings is the subject of a forthcoming book from the Michigan State University Press, and an article in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race Perspectives.
As an experienced criminal lawyer, Jim Diamond can comment on what happens when real life meets real crime and reality TV. He can talk about criminal cases, and the modern community through the lens of an attorney, a social commentator, a policy maker, educator, the father of four active teenagers, and also as a social media enthusiast. Jim is the author of a doctoral dissertation about rampage murders.
Jim studied Federal Indian Law and Human Rights Advocacy at the University of Arizona College of Law Indigenous People’s Law and Policy Program and obtained a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) there. He is well versed on the subject of Indian tribal sovereignty and Indian self-determination and conducts consultation to Indian Tribes.
Public Speaking Engagements
Jim is an engaging and entertaining public speaker and is available for luncheon, dinner or seminar speaking engagements. Diamond was a college radio broadcaster and station manager, and has hosted radio public affairs shows. He is available for broadcast and print interviews.
Watch Jim on FOX TV discussing a federal bank fraud case