Sandra Fascell Diamond has distinguished herself as one of Florida’s most well-regarded attorneys in the area of wills, trusts and estates. Her practice focuses on estate planning and estate and trust administration. She specializes in wealth transfer strategies and business succession plannings for high net worth clients, in addition to mediating estate and trust disputes. Sandra also serves as an expert witness in cases involving her areas of expertise.
Sandra is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Wills, Trusts and Estates. She is a fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a former Chair of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, and a member of Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame and Florida Super Lawyers. She has been recognized numerous times for her contributions to the legal profession and to the field of trusts and estates law.
Sandra has been recognized by the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar with the William S. Belcher Lifetime Professionalism Award, the John Arthur Jones Annual Service Award, and the Robert C. Scott Memorial Award. She was named one of the Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers in 2009. Sandra was elected by the attorneys in the Sixth Judicial Circuit to serve on The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors. She received The Florida Bar President’s Award of Merit for her leadership of the ‘Vote’s in Your Court’ campaign, an educational program for the 2016 Florida Supreme Court judicial merit retention election. Currently, she chairs The Florida Bar’s Special Committee on the Constitution Revision Commission, providing education and information about the CRC process. Sandra frequently lectures on issues relating to wills, trusts and estates.
Sandra has served for decades on committees of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar, relating to the development of the law in the area of wills, trusts and estates, serving for four years as the legislation chair of the RPPTL Section. She currently serves on the section’s Ad Hoc Homestead Life Estate Committee, and previously served on the Durable Power of Attorney Committee and the Ad Hoc Trust Revision Committee.
Sandra has made community leadership a central focus throughout the four decades she has been a lawyer in Pinellas County. She currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Sandra and her late husband, Dr. Frank B. Diamond Jr., were recognized in 2008 with All Children’s Hospital’s William Belcher Award for their service to the hospital and their advocacy for children’s healthcare. In addition, Sandra has been a long time member of the Board of Trustees for the Pinellas County Community Foundation.
J.D., Villanova University, 1978
M.A.T., Trinity College, 1970
B.A., Smith University, 1969
Sandra is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court and all Florida state courts.