James
Diamond
Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic; Professor of Practice
Office Number: 
RH 304
Office Phone: 
5206269762

Biographical Information

Professor James Diamond teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law and procedure, Indian law and tribal courts. He is the Director of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program's Tribal Justice Clinic. Diamond's academic research focuses on the aftermath of mass shootings and his doctoral dissertation is entitled The Aftermath of Mass Shootings, Lessons from the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians and Other Indigenous Peoples. Professor Diamond joined The James E. Rogers College of Law in 2014, teaching in the Undergraduate and Masters in Legal Studies Programs. Prior to teaching Professor Diamond practiced law for 25 years in Connecticut. He achieved success as a criminal attorney as both a prosecutor and defense attorney and has been voted by his peers to be a "SuperLawyer" every year since 2007. Professor Diamond is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a criminal trial specialist, and has extensive criminal trial experience. He is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post where he writes about criminal law and criminal cases.‚Äč

Education

S.J.D.
James E. Rogers College of Law
2014
J.D.
Brooklyn Law School
1988
B.A.
State University of New York at Albany
1981

Graduated cum laude

Work Experience

Director, IPLP Tribal Justice Clinic; Professor of Practice
James E. Rogers College of Law
2016 - present
Professor of Practice and Teaching Fellow
James E. Rogers College of Law
2014 - 2016
Consultant
Southwest Center for Law and Policy, Tucson, Arizona
2014 - present
Of Counsel
Cacace Tusch & Santagata, Stamford, Connecticut
2014 - 2015
Attorney
Cacace Tusch & Santagata, Stamford, Connecticut
2013 - 2014
Owner
Law Offices of James D. Diamond, Norwalk & Danbury, Connecticut
2004 - 2013
Partner
Reese, Hirsch, Diamond and Shoults, Ridgefield, Connecticut
1997 - 2004
Associate
Law Offices of Michael S. McGetrick, Danbury, Connecticut
1994 - 1996
Assistant State's Attorney
State of Connecticut, Division of Criminal Justice, Danbury, Connecticut
1988 - 1994