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Ben Diamond's Biography

Office: State House (FL) - District 68, Democratic

Contact Information

405 House Office Building
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399

425 North 22nd Avenue, Suite C
Saint Petersburg, FL 33701-4322

Full Name:

Benjamin 'Ben' Frank Diamond

Gender:

Male

Family:

Wife: Christina; 1 Child: Frankie

Birth Place:

Clearwater, FL

Home City:

Saint Petersburg, FL

Religion:

Jewish

JD, University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law, 2000-2003

BA, English, Yale University, 1996-2000

Representative, Florida State House of Representatives, District 68, 2016-present

Candidate, Florida State House of Representatives, District 68, 2018

Former Member, Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Agriculture & Property Rights Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Former Member, Civil Justice & Claims Subcommittee, Florida State House of Representatives

Member, Executive Committee, Florida Bar's Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section

Former Member, Judiciary Committee, Florida State House of Representatives

Appointed, Member, Suncoast Transit Authority, 2014-2016

Attorney, Williamson, Diamond and Caton, Professional Association, 2013-present

Editor-in-Chief, Florida Law Review, present

Attorney, Akerman Senterfitt, 2011-2013

General Counsel, State of Florida - Office the Chief Financial Officer, 2009-2011

Special Counsel to Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink, State of Florida - Office the Chief Financial Officer, 2007-2009

Attorney, Barnett, Bolt, Kirkwood, Long & McBride, 2005-2007

Law Clerk to the Honorable Emmett Ripley Cox, United States Court of Appeals, 2004-2005

Member, Pinellas County Urban League Board of Directors, present

Co-Chair, Saint Petersburg Bar Association, present

Member, Saint Petersburg Chamber of Commerce, present

Board Member, Tampa Orlando Pinellas Jewish Federation, present

Member, Temple Beth-El, present

Former Board Member, Leadership Florida

Awards:

Elected to Florida Trend's Legal Elite for 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Selected to participate in Leadership Florida Class XXVII, a leadership training program for Florida leaders in business and government, with a focus on public policy issues facing Florida

Appointed to the Florida Bar, Board of Directors, Young Lawyers Division, 2010

Delegate to the American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Annual Meeting, San Francisco 2010

Named one of 50 Floridians Who Will Change the World, Florida Trend, September 2008

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