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Maria G Diaz
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Maria G Diaz

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Civil Rights, Wrongful Termination

About Me

Ms. Díaz focuses her practice exclusively on representing workers in a range of employment matters including sexual harassment, gender/pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, and wrongful termination. Ms. Díaz is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has a wide range of experience practicing in state and federal court, as well as advocating for her clients in arbitration.


Ms. Díaz graduated from Stanford University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a secondary major in Public Policy. In 1990, she studied at Princeton University as a Woodrow Wilson National Fellow. In 1994, she received a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, and in 2001 she graduated from Stanford Law School.


 


Ms. Díaz has received numerous awards for her legal work including: the Wiley W. Manuel Award by the State Bar of California; Outstanding Legal Services Award from the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program; and a 2003 Outstanding Service Award from Senator Barbara Boxer. In 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, Ms. Díaz was named a Rising Star by Southern California Super Lawyers, an honor bestowed only on the top 2.5% of the best up-and-coming attorneys under 40 years of age.


 


Ms. Díaz has further published in the California Labor & Employment Law Review, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, and has appeared as a guest attorney on The Cristina Show, the #1 rated Spanish-language talk show seen worldwide. She also has served as a speaker for several legal organizations including the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the Latina Lawyers Bar Association of Los Angeles, and the California Employment Lawyers Association.


 


Ms. Díaz is a member of several organizations including: the State Bar of California; the National Employment Lawyers Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association; the Mexican-American Bar Association of Los Angeles; and the Latina Lawyers Bar Association of Los Angeles. She currently serves on the board of The Los Angeles County State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Executive Committee and the State Bar of California Labor and Employment Law Section.


 


 REPRESENTATIVE VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS



  • $2.5 million award in a race discrimination case of three construction workers.



  • $850,000 settlement in a woman's gender discrimination case against a large manufacturing company.



  • $1.75 million settlement in a sex harassment case of women correctional officers.



  • $550,000 settlement in a retaliation case of a female physicianagainst a government agency.



  • $750,000 award in a nurse's defamation case against  Methodist Hospital of Southern California.


 



Areas of Practice:

Employment Law

Sexual Harassment

Discrimination

Retaliation

Wrongful Termination


Education:

Stanford Law School, Stanford, California, 2001
J.D.



Harvard University, 1994
Masters Degree
Major: Public Policy



Stanford University, 1991
B.A.
Honors: Summer Fellow at Princeton University
Honors: Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Foundation
Major: Economics
Major: Public Policy



Published Works:

Los Angeles Daily Journal


California Labor & Employment Law Review



Honors and Awards:

Wiley W. Manuel Award, State Bar of California

Outstanding Legal Services Award, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

Outstanding Service Award, Senator Barbara Boxer, 2003

California Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2005



Professional Associations and Memberships:

State Bar of California


California Employment Lawyers Association



Mexican-American Bar Association of Los Angeles

Latina Lawyers Bar Association of Los Angeles

National Employment Lawyers Association

Los Angeles County Bar Association






Languages:

Spanish


 

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Languages Spoken: Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Wrongful Termination: 20%
    13 years
  2. Civil Rights: 20%
    13 years
  3. Discrimination: 20%
    13 years
  4. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    13 years
  5. Employment & Labor: 20%
    13 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (40%), Retainer (Sometimes)

Attorney Endorsements

15 total 

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Contact Info

THE DIAZ LAW FIRM

7045 N. Maple Ave
Suite 107
Fresno, CA, 93720

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200205/20/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarLaw & Politics Magazine2005
Outstanding Service AwardUnited States Senator Barbara Boxer of California2003
Woodrow Wilson National FellowPrinceton University1994
Wiley W. Manuel AwardState Bar of CaliforniaN/A
Oustanding Legal Services AwardSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer ProgramN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyAllred, Maroko & Goldberg2003 - 2011

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
AdvisorState Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section2011 - Present
California Employment Lawyers AssociationExecutive Board2009 - Present
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember2002 - 2010
State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law SectionExecutive Board2002 - 2011

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stanford Law SchoolLawJuris Doctor2001
Harvard UniversityPublic PolicyMasters1994
Stanford UniversityEconomics and Public PolicyBachelor of Arts1991