Joseph Di Monda

Joseph Di Monda, Of Counsel at Michel & Associates, P.C.


Mr. Di Monda is an architect and attorney who has been recognized as one of the leading catastrophic personal injury lawyers in California. As a former chair of the City of Hermosa Beach Planning Commission and past President of the American Institute of Architects (Long Beach/South Bay Chapter) he has also been recognized as an expert in construction matters.  As a member of the American Institute of Architects governmental legislation committee he has been instrumental in crafting and refining legislation related to the construction and real estate industry.

Mr. Di Monda began his legal career with a judicial externship with U.S. District Court Judge Terry Hatter in Los Angeles.  He moved on to form his own practice in catastrophic personal injury, insurance bad faith and construction/real estate law. He has obtained multiple seven and eight figure settlements for his injured clients as a result of motorcycle, car and industrial accidents, and recently obtained a $24 million dollar personal injury judgment for an injured client in the San Diego Superior Court.  Mr. Di Monda has a number of appellate opinions to his name, and has argued before the California Court of Appeals on numerous occasions.

Mr. Di Monda holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Bachelor of Architecture from the City College of New York and a Juris Doctor from Southwestern University School of Law.  He holds licenses to practice Architecture in New York and California and is a Member of the State Bar of California.


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