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 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, Florida Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in American. 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 elected by the lawyers of 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 as well as The Florida Bar President’s Award of Merit in 2018 for her service to assist with education on the Constitution Revise Commission process.
Sandra has served on numerous 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 and as CLE Chair. She currently serves on the section’s Ad Hoc Homestead Life Estate Committee, the Probate Law Committee and the Trust Law Committee.
Sandra has made community leadership a central focus throughout her career as a lawyer in Pinellas County. She has recently served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and continues to serve on the Board. 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 served for many years as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Pinellas County Community Foundation and was named in 2019 as the first Pinellas Community Foundation INSPIRE award recipient for her contributions to charitable planning.
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.
THE FLORIDA BAR – WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES CERTIFIED LAWYERS
St. Petersburg Bar Association
The Florida Bar Board of Governors
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