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David V. Diggs

David Diggs

David Diggs is an attorney in private practice. He graduated from the University Of Maryland School Of Law in 1986. Mr. Diggs represents clients in divorce actions, child custody, visitation, and support cases adoptions guardianships and paternity proceedings. He is a frequent lecturer before professional and community groups on these topics and he has authored numerous volumes focusing on these issues. Mr. Diggs is trained in the mediation of family law disputes and serves as a mediator for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. He is also trained in collaborative law.

Mr. Diggs is a long time member of Maryland Association for Justice and is the Immediate Past President. He is the current President of American Association for Justice’s Council of Presidents. Mr. Diggs represents clients in all areas of personal injury litigation. He has recovered sizeable awards for clients who have suffered serious personal injury and the death of loved ones as the result of vehicular accidents and medical negligence.

Mr. Diggs is also a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, the Anne Arundel County Bar Association and the Prince George’s County Bar Association. He has been recognized multiple times in Maryland Super Lawyers® magazine and has enjoyed an AV® peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell® since 2008. He is a Fellow of the MSBA Foundation and recently received the Daily Record’s Award for Leadership in the Law.


DAVID V. DIGGS, ESQ.

The Law Office of David V. Diggs, L.L.C.
8684 Veterans Highway, Suite 204
Millersville, Maryland 21108
Phone: (410) 244-1189
Fax: (443) 782-0263
Email: davidvdiggs@gmail.com


EDUCATION

5/23/1987 J.D., 1986, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, Maryland; 1987, admitted to Maryland Bar; 1989, admitted to United States District Court for the District of Maryland; 1996, admitted to the United States Supreme Court

5/22/1983 B.S. Magna Cum Laude, 1983, Towson State University, Towson, Maryland; Major: Political Science

WORK EXPERIENCE

4/1/2017 – present THE LAW OFFICE OF DAVID V. DIGGS, L.L.C., Millersville, Maryland
Owner – Practice includes family law litigation and mediation; complex civil litigation; and, personal injury litigation

1992 – 3/31/2017 KAHN, SMITH & COLLINS, P.A., Baltimore, Maryland
Partner – Practice included complex civil litigation; personal injury litigation; family law litigation and mediation; and administrative law

1987 – 1992 SCHLACHMAN, BELSKY & WEINER, P.A., Baltimore, Maryland
Attorney – Practice included civil litigation; family law; criminal defense; and, consumer litigation

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Maryland Association for Justice (AMAJ@): Immediate Past President; Chair Family Law Section, 2007 to 2014, 2017 to present; Editorial Board, Trial Reporter

MAJ Political Action Committee: 2010 – 2016

American Association for Justice: President of the Council of Presidents, 7/16 – 7/17; Member since 1989

Maryland State Bar Association: Family Law Section

Bar Association of Baltimore City: Family Law Committee; Co-Chair, 2003 – 2005; Certified Domestic Mediator: 1995 – present.

Anne Arundel County Bar Association: Family Law Committee

Cawood Inns of Court, Board of Directors, 2013 to present

Prince George’s County Bar Association, 2011 to present

PROFESSIONAL VOLUNTEER INVOLVEMENT

Fellow of the Maryland Bar Foundation, 2015

CollegeBound Foundation Executive Committee, 2005 – 2014

Co-Chair CollegeBound Lawyers= Campaign, 2006 – 2008

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Maryland, Board of Directors, 1995 – 2001 Homeless Persons= Representation Project, 1990-2000

HONORS & NOTES

Daily Record, Leadership in Law, 2016

AV Peer Review Rated, Martindale-Hubbell since 2008

Featured in Baltimore Magazine=s Maryland Super Lawyers, 2007, 2009 to present People=s Pro Bono Award recipient, 1995, presented by the Maryland State Bar Association

LEGAL PUBLICATIONS AND SEMINARS PRESENTED

David V. Diggs, Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law, National Business Institute (ANBI@), Chapters presented: AUnmarried Couples, Domestic Partnerships, and Same-Sex Couples” and “Contempt and Domestic Torts” in Timonium, MD (July 27, 2016).

David V. Diggs, Divorce Litigation from Start to Finish, NBI, Chapters presented: ADivorce Case Intake and Pre- Litigation Strategy,@ ACommencing Divorce Action,@ and AEthics@ in Baltimore, MD (Feb. 6, 2015).

David V. Diggs, The Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit, NBI, Chapters presented: AAdmission/Exclusion of Unique Evidence@ and, AHandling Email, Social Media and Other ESI (Electronically Stored Information)@ in Baltimore, MD (Dec. 11, 2014).

David V. Diggs (with Susannah Lee), E-filing: Maryland Courts Enter the 21st Century, Trial Reporter, Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc. (Fall, 2014).

David V. Diggs, How Family Law Judges Want You to Present Your Client to the Court at Trial, Maryland Association for Justice (“MAJ”), Family Law Section, in Columbia, MD (April 11, 2014).

David V. Diggs, How Family Law Judges Want You to Litigate Divorce Cases B With or Without Experts, MAJ, Family Law Section, in Columbia, MD (Apr. 28, 2013).

David V. Diggs, Use of Experts in Family Law Proceedings, MAJ, Family Law Section, in Columbia, MD (Feb. 22, 2013).

David V. Diggs, Family Law Nuts and Bolts: Getting Started Off On the Right Foot, MAJ, New Lawyers= Section, in Columbia, MD (Mar. 25, 2011).

David V. Diggs, Advanced Family Law, NBI, Chapters presented: ANon-Traditional Family Structures and Paternity Disputes,@ Effectively Arguing Contempt Issues,@ and, AAdvanced Child and Spousal Support Issues@ in Baltimore, MD (Feb. 1, 2011).

David V. Diggs, Refining Your Skills: Preparing Your Case the Way the Judges Want to Hear It, MAJ, in Columbia, MD (June 7, 2010).

David V. Diggs, Successful Financial Settlements for Your Divorce Clients, NBI, Chapters presented: A Fair and Equitable Asset and Liability Division@ in Baltimore, MD (Apr. 22, 2010).

David V. Diggs, How the Masters are Deciding Difficult Cases, MAJ, in Columbia, MD (May 15, 2009).

David V. Diggs, How Judges Manage and Decide Custody Cases, MAJ, in Columbia, MD (Apr. 11, 2008).

David V. Diggs, Tips for Handling the Personal Injury Case, NBI, Chapters presented: ABuilding a Strong Foundation for Your Case@ and AUnderstanding the Law of Damages@ in Baltimore, MD (Sept. 24, 2008).

David V. Diggs, Recent Developments and Trends in Maryland Custody Law, Trial Reporter, Journal of the Maryland Association for Justice, Inc. (Winter 2008).

David V. Diggs, Practice Tips for Presenting Property Division Cases to the Circuit Court, MAJ, in Columbia, MD (Apr. 11, 2007).

David V. Diggs, Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce, NBI, Chapters presented: AFailure to Understand Asset Types@ and AEthical Considerations@ in Baltimore, MD (Feb. 20, 2007).

David V. Diggs, Financial Strategies for Your Divorce Client, NBI, Chapters presented: AGetting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot;@ and, AEthical Perils in Divorce Practice@ in Baltimore, MD (May 17, 2006).

David V. Diggs, How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases, NBI, Chapter presented: AInitial Considerations for the Plaintiff@ in Baltimore, MD (Sept. 26, 2006).

David V. Diggs (with Ferrier R. Stillman, Esq.), Family Law Practice, NBI, Chapters presented: AFamily Law Update,@ AChild Custody Visitation and Support Issues@ and, AMediation@ in Baltimore, MD (August 8, 2005).

David V. Diggs, Child Custody and Shared Parenting in Maryland, NBI, Chapters presented: ACustody Modification Proceedings@ and AEthical Considerations in Divorce Cases@ in Baltimore, MD (Aug. 13, 2004).

David V. Diggs, Equitable Distribution in Divorce Settlements in Maryland: Valuation, Tax and Other Issues, NBI, Chapters presented: AEthical Considerations in Divorce Cases@ and ASettlement of Equitable Distribution Issues through Negotiation and Mediation@ in Baltimore, MD (June, 2002).

David V. Diggs, Domestic Law in Maryland, NBI, Chapters presented: AEthics as it Relates to Domestic Law@ and ADetermining and Dividing Marital Assets@ in Baltimore, MD (Mar. 22, 2000).

David V. Diggs, Family Law Litigation in Maryland, NBI, Chapters presented: ALitigating Enforceability of Premarital Agreements@ and ALitigation Techniques – Presenting Your Case to the Judge@ in Baltimore, MD (June 22, 1999).

David V. Diggs, Family Law Litigation in Maryland, NBI, Chapters presented: AInitial Interview, Overview, Control and Focus,@ ALitigating Enforceability of Premarital Agreements,@ and APreparing for Court/Mediation@ in Baltimore, MD (Mar., 1996).

David V. Diggs, Child Abuse and Neglect Hearings, Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education Lawyers (AMICPEL@), Chapter presented AChild Abuse and Neglect Proceedings before OAH: An Advocates Perspective@ in Baltimore, MD (Feb. 14, 1996).