You might wonder, "Why open up your own firm, when you could have worked for
a big firm? Couldn’t you fight for people there?" Not really. Most
large firms these days care about billable hours and nothing but
They're just machines with human cogs. I wanted to do it my way, what I believe is the right way. This belief comes directly from my family, their example and the experiences that brought me to study law.
If you haven’t guessed from my name, Mina Diksies, I am a first
generation immigrant. My family immigrated when I was two and half
years old. Our history illustrates that the American dream is not a
myth but rather alive and well. Despite both my parents being college
educated, my dad (who had two masters degrees) worked as a grocery
store clerk and my mother as a line worker in a factory that made
Eventually both of them secured positions
at a major financial company. My dad also sat for and passed the
grueling CPA exam and now works for himself.
grew up in the States, I always found myself explaining things to my
parents due to their language limitations. In a way, that's when I
really started out playing the role of an advocate. It didn't take long
for me to realize that the potential for even smart people like my
parents to get ripped off was high.
I grew up in a very
tight knit ethnic community where everyone knows everyone. This
community includes people from both ends of the wealth spectrum, those
who've been in the States for decades and were well off and those who
were just getting started in their pursuit of the American Dream.
This community is relatively young. The first immigrants came over in
the late 60s. As you can imagine language was a daily challenge. There
never really were any attorneys that spoke their language or understood
the inner workings of the culture. It took a generation to develop
members of the community who had a strong enough mastery of English to
become lawyers. I am one of the first few attorneys within the
community in this area.
You'd be surprised how scary this country can be if you don't have
at least a working knowledge of English. Even something like a routine
traffic stop can really be a traumatic experience.
law can be a frightening realm even if you can trace your lineage back
to the Mayflower. The adversarial nature of courts is very intimidating
to most people. Because of that, the part I find most rewarding is the
advocacy aspect. The term counselor is really a great word for an
attorney who does his job faithfully.
otherwise very capable, even super-capable people, often come into my
office confused, intimidated, nervous and worried. I like that I am
able to say,
I know how hard people work, and how easily even smart, empowered
people can be made to feel helpless and small. It’s a terrible feeling,
and I don’t want any of my clients to go through it. That’s why I
opened the Mina Diksies law firm.
Languages Spoken: Arabic
Licensed since 2003
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Attorney Diksies is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. I read over Mr. Diksies' client reviews. He is a zealous advocate and a credit to the legal community. I highly endorse this lawyer.
Michael Greenberg Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|Attorney||Mina F. Diksies, Attorney at Law, LLC||2004 - Present|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Middlesex County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Hudson County Bar Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2003|
|Rutgers University||City & Regional Planning||MS - Master of Science||2003|
|Rutgers University, Rutgers College||Criminal Justice||BS - Bachelor of Science||1999|
|The Law and New Immigrants||Orientation for new immigrants on the laws a person encounters in everyday life.||2007|
|Buying & Selling Real Estate||A step by step guide for first time home buyers and sellers||2007|