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Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2018 Super Lawyers

Once again, Judy Massong and Maria Diamond have both been named Washington Super Lawyers for 2018. Both have been selected for the list since 2003 -- or over 15 years. No more than 5 percent of the state’s attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. Maria was selected for recognition in the “Personal Injury Products: Plaintiff” category and Judy was selected in the “Personal Injury Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff” category.

Super Lawyers rates outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

https://attorneys.superlawyers.com/search?fs=&ac_locality=&ac_province=&q=Diamond+Massong&l=Seattle%2C+WA

Maria Diamond Receives 2018 AAJ Award

Maria Diamond has been named a recipient of the Wiedemann & Wysocki Award by the American Association for Justice (AAJ). AAJ presents the award annually to AAJ members who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to protecting the civil justice system through political outreach efforts and supporting AAJ’s mission: “To promote a fair and effective justice system and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.”

The award is named in honor of Fritz Wiedemann and James Anthony Wysocki, two New Orleans-based attorneys and active AAJ members who were traveling on an AAJ assignment when they died in a tragic plane crash. Recipients of the award have carried on their legacy through extraordinary leadership and contributions.

Maria will be honored at the AAJ annual convention in Denver on July 9, 2018. She is an unprecedented six-time recipient of the award, receiving it for the first time in 2004. “I am deeply honored to be recognized by AAJ and my fellow trial lawyers,” Maria says. “This award reflects my long-time efforts to obtain justice for my clients and to protect and defend the civil justice system.”

Maria Diamond Cited for Outstanding Achievement by AAJ

The American Association for Justice has commended Maria Diamond as one of its most accomplished Board members. The award for “Outstanding Achievement” recognizes Maria as “going above and beyond in fulfilling Board Member Obligations and Responsibilities” and exceeding AAJ’s requirements in the areas of membership, contributions, and fundraising. Maria has previously received AAJ’s Distinguished Service Award and the Weidemann & Wysocki Award several times in past years. She is also a past chair of the AAJ Women Trial Lawyers’ Caucus.

Maria Diamond Authors Article on Ahlborn Medicaid Expansion Repeal

In the March 2018 issue of Trial News (published by the Washington State Association for Justice), Maria Diamond authored an article outlining a part of the new Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that repeals Medicaid’s expanded lien recovery rights, known as the Ahlborn repeal, which was effective from October 1, 2017, until February 9, 2018. As Maria states, “Ahlborn is reinstated as the law of the land. From this point forward, states cannot take more than their fair share of a Medicaid recipient’s legal settlement/award in a tort case . . . .”

For the full article published in Trial News, go to:http://www.trialnewsonline.org/trialnews/march_2018/MobilePagedReplica.action?pm=1&folio=24

Maria was also interviewed on the Ahlborn reinstatement in the March issue of the American Association for Justice’s Trial News. https://www.justice.org/news-and- research/law-reporter-and-trial- news/march-8- 2018-trial- news

Diamond~Massong Chosen as a 2018 Tier One Law Firm by U.S. News - Best Lawyers

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2018

Maria Diamond Re-elected to AAJ Executive Committee

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2017 Super Lawyers

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2017

Maria Diamond Receives AAJ Distinguished Service Award

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Selected for 2016 Super Lawyers

Maria Diamond Receives 2016 Wiedemann & Wysocki Award

Texas Jury Returns $498 Million Verdict Against Pinnacle Metal Hip Replacements

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2016

Maria Diamond Receives 2015 Weidemann and Wysocki Award

Maria Diamond and Judy Massong Selected for 2015 Super Lawyers

WSAJ Selects Maria Diamond for Professionalism Award

Zofran Linked to Birth Defects

Patient Deaths at Virginia Mason Medical Center Linked to Medical Scopes

$1.4 Billion Stryker Hip Settlement

Women at Risk for Cancer after Power Morcellation Surgery

Maria Diamond Elected to AAJ Executive Committee

Diamond and Massong Named 2014 Super Lawyers

Testosterone Treatments Linked to Heart Attacks, Clots, and Strokes

Judy Massong and Maria Diamond Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014

Doctors Who Don't Speak Out

Heart Attacks: A Serial Killer of Women

Accolades: D~M Named to Best Law Firms List

Increasing the FDA's Recall Authority: An interview with Maria Diamond

Litigation: How Our Cars Got Safer

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““I am so grateful to Maria for the superior work she did representing my husband and me in our medical malpractice case. Not only was she extremely competent as our attorney, she amazed us with her ability to keep a cool head during intense depositions by opposing counsel. Maria’s excellent negotiation skills enabled us to settle our case before going to trial. And her knowledge and skills made a difficult and emotional process much easier to handle. Maria was supportive every step of the way, and for that we are truly grateful. We wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend her to family and friends.” Karen and George Sickel
Brinnon, WA

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