Mediator's Profile

Craig Diamond

Business Name: Diamond Baker Mitchell Cole, LLP

Craig A. Diamond has tried cases throughout the State of California and in the State of Washington during his more than four decades of practicing law.  He has tried brain damage, wrongful death, traumatic amputations, products and premises liability cases, large value construction defect cases, as well as a wage and hour class action and commercial matters for both plaintiffs and defendants. Craig has also appeared before the California First and Third District Courts of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and before the United States Supreme Court.

Craig’s extensive experience in the courtroom has led him to understand that there are times when mediation as an alternative to litigation is appropriate and can be a better solution for the disputing parties. Craig focuses his mediation practice on:

  • Personal Injury Disputes
  • Real Estate Disputes
  • Employment & Workplace Disputes
  • Business Disputes
  • Commercial Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Partnership Disputes

Craig’s accomplishments over the years have led him be selected by his peers as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Craig was also a firefighter for 15 years, and a fire investigator for 12 years. He was voted “Firefighter of the year” in 1996.  His motto: “I learned my courtroom composure at the nozzle of a hose in the middle of a burning building… if you can stay composed there, the courtroom is a breeze.”


  • University of California Hastings College of the Law, Doctor of Law (J.D.), Law, 1979
  • University of California at Davis, B.A., 1976


  • California Bar
  • Washington Bar
  • New York Bar
  • United States District Courts in California
  • United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court

Community Services

  • Judge Pro Tem Sacramento Superior Court, Settlement Dept.
  • Judge Pro Tem, Nevada County Courts.
  • Judge Pro Tem, Placer County Courts.
  • Founding Fellow, Foundation of the State Bar of California.
  • Formerly Board of Directors – Nevada County Legal Assistance.
  • Formerly Board of Directors – Lawyer Referral Service of Northern California
  • Formerly Committee of Bar Examiners of the State Bar of California – Vice Chairman of Ethics Subcommittee.
  • California State Fire Marshall Certified Fire Origin and Cause Investigator
  • Formerly Grass Valley Volunteer Firefighter
  • Pro bono Service to local Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition 15 years
  • Fellow, American Board of Trial Advocates

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