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JOSEF DIAMOND, American Lawyer, Partner of SHORT CRESSMAN & BURGESS, specializing in the field of General Civil and Trial Practice. Corporation, Taxation, Real Estate, Securities, Government Contract and Construction Law. Probate and Pension and Profit Sharing Law.


Diamond, Josef was born on March 6, 1907 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Michael and Ruby (Shifrin) Diamond.


Bachelor of Business Administration, University Washington, 1929. Juris Doctor, University Washington, 1931.


Worked at Short Cressman & Burgess P.L.L.C. (Seattle, Washington) specializing in Administrative, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Appellate, Arbitration and Mediation (federal and state), Banking, Bankruptcy and Workouts, Business, Communications, Computer, Construction, Corporate and Securities, Creditors' Rights, Employee Benefits, Employment and Labor Law, Environmental and Hazardous Waste, Estate Planning, Family Law, General Practice, Governmental Relations, Insurance, Intellectual Property, International Law, Land Use, Litigation, Mergers and Acquisition, Pension Plans, Personal Injury, Products Liability, Professional Liability, Municipal, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Tax, Trademark and Copyright, Transportation, Trusts and Probate, Utilities. Admitted to the bar, 1931, Washington. General Counsel, United States.

Army Corp of Engineers, 1941-1945. Member: King County, Washington State, Federal and American Bar Associations. Society of American Military Engineers.

Military: Colonel, Judge Advocate General Corps, USA, Retired, 1945, awarded Legion of Merit. Founded in 1915, Short Cressman & Burgess is a full service, general practice law firm of 39 attorneys dedicated to providing local, national and international clients high quality legal services promptly and efficiently. The firm's practice is evenly divided between general litigation and legal services in the areas of business, commercial, international and real estate law.

Expanding practice areas include employment law, environmental, hazardous waste and land use, intellectual property, municipal, and real estate transactions. Niche areas of expertise include construction industry law, real estate agents and brokers, and condemnation law. The firm has a reputation as one of the premier litigation firms in the Pacific Northwest region.

Two senior partners are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and several others regularly serve as arbitrators and mediators for the American Arbitration Association.


  • Bar: Washington 1931, United States District Court (western district) Washington 1932, United States Court Appeals (9th circuit) 1934, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1944.


Board directors American Heart Association, 1960. Chairman Washington Heart Association, 1962. Colonel Judge Advocate General corpus, United States army, World War World War II.

Member Washington Bar Association, Association Trial Lawyers Washington, Seattle Bar Association, Military Engineers Society, Washington Athletic Club, Bellevue Athletic Club, Harbor Club.


Married Violett Diamond, April 2, 1933 (deceased 1979). Children: Joel, Diane Foreman. Married Ann Dulien, January 12, 1981 (deceased 1984).

Married Muriel Bach, 1986.

Michael Diamond

Ruby (Shifrin) Diamond

Ann Dulien

Violett Diamond

Muriel Bach

Joel Diamond

Diane Foreman Diamond