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Samuel J. Diamond

Samuel J. Diamond has been serving families in the McHenry area for many years. After graduating from the University of Denver, Samuel obtained his Juris Doctor from the Chicago Kent College of Law and, shortly after his admission to the Illinois State Bar, he came to McHenry County as an Assistant State’s Attorney. Samuel later founded the law firm of Diamond Divorce Law after working for Looze & Kinney, one of the oldest partnerships in the county.

Since the firm’s founding, Samuel has worked tirelessly for clients all across McHenry and Lake Counties, coming to each case with a personalized approach. Through his years of experience in McHenry County he has become acquainted with a vast majority of lawyers and judges in the area, giving him unique insight into how to negotiate and create winning strategies for his clients.

Samuel and his legal team work together to provide the best, most efficient and most economical path to achieve the goals of their clients, using an approach that he considers to be the best of both worlds, combining his extensive experience and knowledge with the fresh, energetic insights of the firm’s younger attorneys.

“We work with regular people who are trying to move forward with their lives. The goal is always to resolve whatever problems our clients are facing in a way that works best for them.”

Many who know him (colleagues and clients alike) see Samuel as a modern-day Columbo.

Anyone watching TV in the 70s and 80s undoubtedly remembers the popular crime drama featuring the friendly and deceptively clever detective who hid his true thoughts and intentions until the end of the case; and who, like a dog with a bone, never gave up until he successfully manipulated the results to his satisfaction. In his years of experience practicing family law in McHenry County, Samuel has developed a deep understanding of how to use the legal process to his client’s best advantage. While he might not use Columbo’s famous catchphrase “oh, uh…just one more thing” when working on a matter, his astute and tenacious way of practicing law are reminiscent of the infamous lieutenant.

With expertise in different areas of law, Samuel nevertheless considers family law (particularly divorce) to be the most rewarding and challenging. Having been through a divorce himself, he understands how devastating, difficult and costly a divorce can be and why it is crucial to have experienced legal representation to help navigate the divorce process and avoid pitfalls that just end up costing more money, creating aggravation, and delaying the process.

Samuel identifies with the struggles and concerns of each and every one of his clients. Because he knows that the divorce process can be emotionally and financially draining, Samuel and his team dedicate themselves and their practice to making legal options simple, understandable and digestible for every client, providing clear-cut legal advice and one-on-one support each step of the way.

Samuel and his team consistently go above and beyond to provide personalized counsel designed to help families take that next step forward.
Bar and Court Admissions
  • Admitted to the Illinois State Bar, 1969
  • Admitted to the United States Northern District of Illinois, 1969
Membership / Professional Associations
  • Assistant McHenry County States Attorney, 1968-1972
  • National District Attorneys Association, 1970
  • B.S. & B.A., Business Administration, University of Denver, 1965
  • J.D., Chicago Kent College of Law, 1968

We know that divorce and child custody issues can be overwhelming -- sometimes you don’t know where to start and it can be hard to see a path forward.

There are a million different ways people can lose money during a divorce. At Diamond Divorce Law, we listen, we return phone calls, and our entire team is here to help make sure each and every client gets the support and resources they deserve.

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