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Leslie Diaz is an associate attorney at Weinstock Immigration Lawyers, a premiere Atlanta immigration firm.  Ms. Diaz practices immigration law exclusively, specializing in removal (deportation) defense and federal court and immigration appellate litigation.  She has represented clients in Immigration Courts throughout the country to obtain relief from removal.  Additionally, she has extensive experience filing appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and Petitions for Review in several federal Courts of Appeals.   She often files lawsuits in federal courts to obtain immigration benefits for her clients, including mandamus cases.  Ms. Diaz also regularly appears before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of aliens filing family- and business-based immigration petitions.


Prior to specializing in removal and deportation representation, Ms. Diaz previously served as a Staff Attorney for the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.  She has also practiced in the areas of criminal and commercial litigation.  While in law school, she interned with the Southern Center for Human Rights and the DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office, and participated in the Volunteer Immigration Project in Miami, Florida. 


Ms. Diaz is admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia.  She is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.  She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and served on various AILA liaison committees in Atlanta, including ICE and EOIR committees.  Ms. Diaz graduated from Emory University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree in 2000.  She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the University of Florida in 1995. 

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Immigration: 100%
    12 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Christopher Miller

    I had the good fortune to work at the same firm with Leslie for about 2 years shortly after law school. Leslie brings a strong work ethic and a thoughtful table-side manner to her practice. Her experience and passion put her near the top of my list when I am asked to refer an immigration attorney in Atlanta.

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  • Corinne M. Mull

    I endorse this lawyer. Leslie and I have worked on a number of cases together. She is extremely knowledgeable about immigration law and its effect on criminal cases. She is hard working and excellent at what she does.

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    Corinne Mull Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Weinstock Immigration Lawyers

1827 Independence Square
Atlanta, GA, 30338

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200001/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWeinstock Immigration Attorneys2014 - Present
AttorneySiskind Susser Immigration Lawyers2010 - 2014
AttorneyThe Fogle Law FIrm, LLC2005 - 2010
Staff AttorneyEleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals2001 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama chapter)EOIR Liaison Committee Member2011 - 2012
National Lawyers Guild, National Immigration ProjectMember2011 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Georgia-Alabama chapter)ICE Liaison Committee Member2010 - 2011
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Diallo v. U.S. Attorney GeneralPetition for Review Granted
Tan v. U.S. Attorney GeneralPetition for Review Granted
Contreras-Rodriguez v. U.S. Attorney Gen.Petition for Review Granted
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal"Calling a Fraud a Fraud: Why Congress Should Not Adopt a Uniform Cap on Homestead Exemptions1999
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Emory University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of FloridaJournalism and Mass CommunicationBS - Bachelor of Science1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Spring Professionalism ProgramEthics and Professionalism2016
New Member Mentor DinnerNew Member Mentorship2015
American Immigration Lawyers Association Georgia-Alabama Chapter ConferenceEleventh Circuit Update and Strategy Session2015
Georgia-Alabama Chapter Annual ConferenceStrategies in Obtaining Reopening, Reconsideration, and Review of Removal Orders2013
Family Immigration LawRelief from Removal and Waivers of Inadmissibility2013
Family Immigration LawGrounds of Deportability2012
Immigration Law FundamentalsVictims of Crime Visas and Asylum Law2011