also known as Micabil (Mike) Diaz
My legal career can succinctly be summarized as one of service; both at the governmental and the not-for profit arena. My career includes significant litigation experience in both state and federal venues, including the military pursuant to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. The highlight of my career as an army judge advocate was my authorship, while deployed in Bosnia, of a standard operations procedure for the safekeeping and protection of evidence of mass graves on behalf of the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (IWCTFY).
Upon my honorable discharge from the service, I returned to Wisconsin where I appeared as the attorney of record in over 200 cases in courts throughout the state, representing individuals and institutions in a myriad of legal areas. As to the federal venue I have appeared in both the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin primarily in litigation involving civil rights cases under Section 1983.
As Assistant Chief Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, I represented the interests of the agency as a creditor for a period of six years in both the Eastern and Western District’s Bankruptcy Courts. In the area of administrative law, I conducted over 200 administrative hearings in Wisconsin as a Class 3 hearing officer on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.
In addition to my professional experiences, I have been privileged to serve the people of Wisconsin as Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (2005-2007) and as Chairman to the Governor’s Minimum Wage Task Force. I have also served the greater Milwaukee community on a myriad of community service boards and committees, including currently serving as the President of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association. I am fluent in several languages, an important skill that served me well in the military and in my current position.
Languages spoken: Spanish, French, English
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Cain Oulahan, Immigration Attorney
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I endorse Attorney Diaz-Martinez. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, having worked in both the public and private sectors. Attorney Diaz-Martinez is highly dedicated to his clients and is also a leader and contributor to the larger legal community.
Glenn Avena, Criminal defense Attorney
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Attorney Diaz is a very well respected attorney in the community who has a thorough understanding of the law. He truly cares about his clients and provides them with representation that is second to none. I highly endorse Attorney Diaz.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Fellow||American Bar Association||2016|
|Fellow||Wisconsin Law Foundation||2014|
|Hispanic Man of the Year||United Migrant Opportunities Services, Inc.||2006|
|Dave-Hobart Award||Disabled American Veterans-Wisconsin||2004|
|Latino Man of the Year||El Conquistador Newspaper||2003|
|Attorney||Diaz Law Firm LLC||2014 - Present|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services||2013 - 2014|
|Assistant Chief Legal Counsel||Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs||2007 - 2013|
|Deputy Secretary||Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development||2005 - 2007|
|Administrator||Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division||2003 - 2005|
|Legal Counsel||American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin||2000 - 2003|
|Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Stephanie Stoltman||1999 - 2000|
|Assistant Attorney||Legal Services of Northeastern Wiscosnin||1997 - 1999|
|Prosecuting Attorney||U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps||1992 - 1997|
|Legal Clerk||Judge Evaristo Orengo||1991 - 1992|
|Associate Attorney||Cook Law Firm||1990 - 1991|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys||Founding member||2015 - Present|
|National Hispanic Bar Association||Affiliate Member||2008 - Present|
|Dane County Bar Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|Milwaukee Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Member||1989 - Present|
|Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association||Past President||2012 - 2014|
|Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association||Past President||2006 - 2007|
|State Bar of Wisconsin||Board of Governors||2004 - 2012|
|Wisconsin Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - 2004|
|State Bar of Wisconsin, Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section||Past President||2000 - 2004|
|Brown County Bar Association||Member||1997 - 2000|
|Dennis E. Jones 'EL et al. vs. Berge and Litscher 164 F. Supp. 2d 1096||Preliminary Injuction Granted|
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|Marquette University Law School||Law||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1989|
|Marquette University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1986|
|CLE Lectures||Bankruptcy and the Paralegal: No Small Role||2017|