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.