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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

November 1, 2017 -- Diamond~Massong has been designated as a 2018 Tier One Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs law firm in the Seattle metro area for the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list.

“Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes collecting client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys in their field, and reviews of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. All quantitative and qualitative data were combined into an overall “Best Law Firms” score for each firm.

To be eligible for a ranking in a particular practice area and metropolitan region, a law firm must have at least one lawyer who is currently recognized by Best Lawyers in that particular practice area and metro region. Both Maria Diamond and Judy Massong have received this individual designation in the “Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs” category for 2018 as well.

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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“Maria and Judy were willing to take on my difficult medical case and fought for a a timely, just resolution in light of my health status. I'm glad they were on my side, and I highly recommend them.” Cynthia Wood
Dingle, Ireland

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