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Oscar Rene Diaz

also known as Rene Diaz, Judge Diaz

About me

Former District Judge Rene Diaz is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Diaz Jakob, LLC. Judge Diaz focuses on bilingual mediation and arbitration of civil litigation cases.


With over eighteen years of civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, he has handled a wide variety of cases all over the State of Texas before his appointment as Presiding Judge of the 224thDistrict Court of Bexar County by Governor Rick Perry in 2004. Judge Diaz has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest Peer Review Rating (AV) for his ethical standards and legal ability and was listed in "The Scene in SA Magazine" Best Lawyers in San Antonio each year from 2007 through 2014.

Before serving in the state judiciary, he served as a Texas Commissioner of the OneStar National Service Commission, the state agency that oversees AmeriCorp Volunteers as well as the Texas Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives. He also served as General Counsel for the Republican Party of Texas and currently serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio and on the Bexar County Dispute Resolution Center. A frequent lecturer for the State Bar of Texas, the San Antonio Bar Association and other professional associations, he has also volunteered with the Community Justice Program and the San Antonio Young Lawyers, who awarded him the “Honorary Young Lawyer of the Year Award” as the jurist who contributed most to the professional development of the young attorneys. He is a member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Judge Diaz attended the University of Virginia for his Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Latin American Studies and received both his Master’s Degree in Public Policy and his Juris Doctor from Regent University. He is admitted to practice before all Texas Courts as well as the Federal Courts of the Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas.

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Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 30%
    24 years, 750 cases
  2. Litigation: 20%
    25 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Family: 20%
    12 years, 500 cases
  4. Construction: 10%
    19 years, 25 cases
  5. Other: 20%
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Payment

Fees:

Retainer (always), Free consultation (45 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Historic Milam Building
115 East Travis, Suite 333
San Antonio, TX, 78205

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Best Lawyers in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2011
Best Lawyers in San AntonioScene in SA Magazine2007
Honorary Member - Judge of the YearSan Antonio Young Lawyers Association2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDiaz Jakob, LLC2009 - Present
PresidentDiaz Mediation & Arbitration Center2007 - Present
Presiding Judge of the 224th Judicial District CourtState of Texas2004 - 2007
Partner - ShareholderBrock & Person, P.C.1993 - 2004
Associate AttorneyBranton & Hall, P.C.1990 - 1993
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of TexasAttorney & Counselor1991 - Present
San Antonio Bar AssociationMember1991 - Present
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
State Bar of Texas Advanced Employment Law SeminarTen Tips for Successful Mediation2007
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Regent University School of LawPublic PolicyMA - Masters1990
Regent University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of Virginia School of LawInternational Relations + Latin American StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Mediators ConferenceMediation Ethics2012