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New Mexico and Texas Social Security Disability Lawyer

Carlsbad Disability Attorney Jeffrey Diamond

Jeff has practiced law in Carlsbad, New Mexico, since 1976. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., in 1950, grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey, graduating from the Hun School of Princeton in 1968. In 1972, Jeff received his B.A. in Political Science from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and studied during the 1970-71 school year at the Dickinson Center for International Studies in Bologna, Italy. During high school and college, Jeff worked summers as an intern in the U.S. Senate and became a full-time Senate staffer from June, 1972 to August, 1973, when he left Washington to begin law school at Pepperdine University School of Law from which he received his J.D. in 1976.

Jeff was admitted to the New Mexico Bar in 1976 and is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the District of New Mexico, the Western District of Arkansas, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th and 7th Circuits, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the New Mexico Bar Association, Eddy County Bar Association, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity. Jeff was also the first lawyer in New Mexico, and the seventh in the United States, to become board certified in Social Security Disability law by the Board of Legal Specialty Certification. Recently, Jeff was recertified for 5 years as a Social Security Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

His community activities have included President and member of Carlsbad Board of Education (1989-1993); founder, President and board member of Carlsbad Mental Health Association (1985-1990); Chairman, Eddy County Democratic Party (1982-1986); Board of Directors Anti-Defamation League of New Mexico; Scottish Rite Mason, Eddy Lodge #21 F&AM; Signet Chapter #9 Royal Arch Masons; Shriner; Life Member NAACP; Past President Carlsbad Jewish Congregation; and, B.P.O.E. #1558.

Most recently, Jeff served on the Carlsbad City Council from 2002 to 2010 and was a founder of Carlsbad Community Development Corporation, which builds affordable housing as part of a construction trades vocational training program. He served on the NM Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners from 2003 to 2010, and he has been honored by New Mexico State University - Carlsbad and the Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard for his community activity.

Additionally, Jeff continues to fight for the rights of others. In April, 2011, Jeff attended a ADL (Anti-Defamation League) conference in D.C., where the topics were bullying in the nation’s schools, civil-rights in the 21st century, and the changing face of the Middle East. He currently serves as the New Mexico State President of the Anti-Defamation League.

Disability Attorney Jeffrey DiamondRecently, Jeff has been elected to the Board of Directors of Disability Rights New Mexico, a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to protect, promote and expand the rights of persons with disabilities. DRNM is the designated protection and advocacy program for New Mexico, and as such we have authority under federal law to pursue legal, administrative and other remedies on behalf of persons with disabilities.

Jeff is based in the Carlsbad office of The Jeff Diamond Law Firm.


Spirit of the West

Lawyers have been the real peacemakers of the West. We have always been in the small towns promoting mining and ranching and helping families make a new life. The Spirit of the West, commissioned by Jeff Diamond, is a mural by Mark Spore. It covers the entire east wall of the Jeff Diamond Law Firm headquarters as a gift to the public and the legal profession.

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