Scott M. Dimond

Shareholder since 2003
Miami, Florida
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Scott M. Dimond was born May 3, 1968 in Falls Church, Virginia. A graduate of Ransom Everglades High School in Coconut Grove, Florida, Mr. Dimond received his B.A. with distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Dimond graduated from Columbia University School of Law in 1993, where he received honors in all three years of matriculation.

From 1993 until 1999, Mr. Dimond was employed by Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP in Miami, Florida, where he was involved in all aspects of a national complex-commercial-litigation practice. In April 1999, Mr. Dimond joined the firm of Hanzman & Criden, P.A., a well-respected litigation boutique located in Coral Gables, Florida, where he was named a partner in January 2002. At that firm, Mr. Dimond focused his practice on the areas of general commercial litigation, claimant-side securities arbitration, and plaintiff-side class-action litigation.

Mr. Dimond has served as Chair of the Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and Chair of the Sealed Docket and Court Records Subcommittee. He is a past Vice-Chair of the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, a past Chair of the Civil Procedure Rules Drafting Sub-Committee, and past Chair of the Miami-Dade County Federal Court Committee.
Areas of Practice

Complex Commercial Litigation
Securities Arbitration and Litigation
Plaintiff-Side Class Action Litigation
Debtor and Creditor Rights Litigation

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1993
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 1993
U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1993


Columbia Law School, New York, New York
Juris Doctor – May, 1993
Honors: With Honors
Honors: Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Law Journal: Journal of Law and Social Problems
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Bachelor of Arts – 1990
Honors: With Distinction
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
Honors: Intermediate Honors
Honors: Raven Society
Honors: Omicron Delta Kappa
Honors: Lawn Resident
Honors: Dean’s List (all semesters)
Major: Government and Foreign Affairs
Minor: Spanish

Honors and Awards

“Top Lawyer” by the South Florida Legal Guide every year since 2007
Florida Trend magazine’s “Legal Elite” every year since 2006
Superlawyer by Law and Politics magazine from 2008-present
Top 100 Miami Superlawyers, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

Florida Bar: Civil Procedure Rules Committee, Member, 2000 -2006, Chair, Drafting Subcommittee, 2004-2005, Vice Chair, 2005 – 2006
Florida Bar: Rules of Judicial Administration Committee, Member, 2006-2010, Sealed Dockets Subcommittee Chair, 2008-2009, Vice Chair, 2007-2008, Chair 2008-2009
Florida Bar: Federal Courts Practice Committee, 2011 – Present
Dade County Bar Association: Federal Courts Committee, 2008-2011, Vice Chair 2008-2009, Chair 2009 – 2011
Dade County Bar Association: Business Outreach Committee, Vice Chair, 2012 – present
Southern District of Florida Local Rules Committee, 2010 – Present
Southern District of Florida Bench & Bar Conference Committee, 2008 – Present
Educate Tomorrow, Board of Directors, 2006 – Present
Ransom Everglades Alumni Board, Member, 2002 – 2011

Past Employment Positions

Hanzman & Criden, P.A., Partner, 1999 – 2003
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, Associate, 1993 – 1999