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O. Rene Diaz

Mediation Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   10 reviews

also known as Judge Diaz, Oscar Rene Diaz


Licensed for 31 years

About O. Rene

Learn O. Rene’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    47%
    Personal Injury, Family Law, Employment Litigation, Real Estate, & Construction Litigation

  2. Divorce and separation
    41%
    Divorce, Child Custody, Spousal Maintenance (Alimony), Child Support, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Adoptions

  3. Employment and labor
    9%
    Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Breach of Employment Contracts

  4. Construction and development
    3%
    Construction Defects, as well as Eminent Domain, Inverse Condemnation, Real Property Disputes

Former District Judge Rene Diaz is the founder of Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center.  His bilingual Spanish-English translation skills have been nationally recognized.  In his day to day practice, he focuses on bilingual mediation and arbitration of civil litigation cases all over the state of Texas in both state and federal court. 

With over thirty 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.  Recognized by his peers in the national and local legal community, Judge Diaz has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's prestigious AV PREEMINENT RATING from his professional peers and members of the judiciary, which gave him the highest possible rating for both legal ability and ethical standards on a national and international level.  Locally in San Antonio, Texas Judge Diaz has been consistently  listed in "The Scene in SA Magazine" annual rating of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio each year from 2007 through 2020, inclusive.

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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From 2004 to 2006, Rene Diaz served as Judge of the 224th Judicial District Court in San Antonio (Bexar County) Texas, where a majority of his cases involved Family Law.
Licensed for 31 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1991
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact O. Rene

Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center
TETCO Center Building
1100 NE Interstate 410, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX, 78209

Reviews

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Posted by Ryan | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Reccomended to a friend
I hired Rene back in 2011 to handle my divorce and he was exceptional. More recently, I recommended a friend Lili Leader to him and he did an outstanding job in her case. While that is an unresolved matter, Lili has had nothing but great things to say about Rene.
Posted by Luke | February 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
True professional!
I fully endorse Mr. Diaz, it is said that everything happens for a reason and that timing can work for you if you've got the right representation. In my case Mr. Diaz has proven this theory to be right. From the time of my initial consultation and through out the termination of my divorce, his patience, caring attitude and ultimate attention to detail was proven to be priceless. Not only is he an excellent lawyer, what impressed me was the fact that he was also genuinely an honest and good person.
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Posted by Joshua | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service! Definitely worth it!
From the beginning consultation to the end of my divorce everything was explained clearly to me. I was given several options and advised on what I should do all along the way. I don't believe I would have ended up in as good a position as I am in without the fantastic representation I had. Judge Diaz was always willing to give me estimates on what something would cost me and bill me on a plan I requested. I think his representation was well worth what I paid and I would recommend his representation to others and would definitely hire him again if the need arises in the future!
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Response from O. Rene Diaz March 6, 2019
I used to do cost estimates on legal matters professionally for insurance companies (for more than ten years), and I am always glad to prepare one when a client requests it. Joshua is an extremely intelligent, tech-savvy consumer. Thank you for kind words; they mean a lot to me! O. Rene Diaz
Posted by Liliana | March 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hands Down best Attorney in SA!!!
I hired Judge Diaz in 2017 for my divorce. Divorcing my spouse wasn't a choice I wanted, but at the time it was the only option. Because of his support and guidance, Judge Diaz helped save my marriage and my family. I can’t describe how safe I felt in the hands of an experienced and dedicated attorney especially when I was most vulnerable. I know now that without him, things could of ended up a lot different for my family. I’m forever grateful for his assistance. He’s definitely one in a million. If anyone needs someone they can trust and will fight the good fight for you, then HE IS YOUR MAN!!. GOD BLESS JUDGE DIAZ!
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Response from O. Rene Diaz March 6, 2019
Wow, this comment is very humbling. Many attorneys practice law because they just want to, "...make a difference", but far fewer attorneys actually achieve it or actually make a positive impact, and fewer still are informed of the difference they have made! Realizing that I may have "made a difference" in one client's life, marriage and family is amazingly rewarding and gratifying! Thank you Liliana; I will always cherish your gracious comments! O. Rene Diaz
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Posted by Yvonne | June 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Client
Fabulous attorney who met all my needs and went the extra mile for my case. Judge Diaz has integrity and listens to you. He will make sure to get you what you deserve. He has excellent advice and truly cares about his clients. He gave me additional advice outside of my case. You’re not just a client and he makes sure you get your life back. I highly recommend this attorney and would use him again.
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Posted by V. | June 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Litigator in San Antonio
As a scientist going through a vitriolic divorce with a mentally ill individual, I was going through an extremely difficult time. Judge Rene Diaz and his team at Diaz Jakob LLC provided me with an absolute sense of security for my legal needs while being understanding and flexible with regards to my professional obligations. Judge Diaz's extensive legal acumen and experience in divorce litigation proved invaluable for my case; he and his team helped deliver an extremely favorable outcome for me, allowing me to retain custody of the child while protecting my physical and intellectual assets. Judge Diaz and his team took great care to thoroughly explain all legal nuances during every step of the process. My trust in his legal expertise remains to this day, as I routinely consult with him in regards to various legal questions. In the unfortunate event of divorce, I strongly endorse and recommend Judge Rene Diaz for legal representation.
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Posted by Santos | August 19, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Truck driver
Was available when and did everything that I required for my divorce. Recume
Response from O. Rene Diaz August 20, 2019
Thank you, Santos. Great client!
Posted by Corwin | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Horrible pool repair
Judge Diaz did everything I asked, after a thorough jobof gathering all evidence and information, he advised me of possible courses of action so that I could make the decision on which I felt was best. He kept me informed and advised during the entire process and was available whenever I had questions or concerns.
Posted by Daniel | September 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First rate, top shelf legal mind is what we have in O. Rene Diaz
Over 30 years in Real Estate in San Antonio, TX; Mr. Diaz brought to the table, for myself and all ten of my clients, expertise in business, government, civil and criminal law, everything we needed to succeed and bring our complex case to completion! Our deepest gratitude to Mr. Diaz.
Posted by joe | June 16, 2015
Amazing
I can not recommend Judge Diaz enough He took my custody case on short notice and prepared a thoughtful and detailed response. Through his efforts I was able to reach the best possible outcome in the end. Judge Diaz is my first choice in all of my legal maters.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder CEO
  • Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center
  • 2007 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Diaz Jakob, LLC
  • 2009 - 2021
  • Presiding Judge of the 224th Judicial District Court
  • State of Texas
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Partner - Shareholder
  • Brock & Person, P.C.
  • 1993 - 2004
  • Associate Attorney
  • Branton & Hall, P.C.
  • 1990 - 1993
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Education

  • Regent University
  • Master of Arts
  • 1990
  • Regent University
  • (J.D.) Doctor of Jurisprudence / Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Virginia
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Legal Cases

  • Smelik v Humana
  • Wrongful Death, Verdict for the Plaintiffs, including punitive damages

Associations

  • San Antonio Bar Foundation
  • Fellow
  • 2005 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Attorney & Counselor
  • 1991 - Present
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2022
  • Excellence in Civil Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Top Attorneys of North America
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2021
  • Excellence in Civil Litigation
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2017
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in San Antonio
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2007
  • Honorary Member - Judge of the Year
  • San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
  • 2006
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas Advanced Employment Law Seminar
  • Ten Tips for Successful Mediation
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Mediators Conference
  • Mediation Ethics
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (9)
Endorse O. Rene
Mediation Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Judge Diaz is a pillar of the San Antonio legal community and well-recognized as a mediator and family lawyer. Highly recommended for complex cases, especially. I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known him for about 30 years."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Diaz is an excellent mediator. He was also an excellent judge. He is an all-around great lawyer and someone you can trust."
Mediation Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have hired Rene Diaz for several mediations in the past an have been impressed with the quality of his work. I highly recommend Rene Diaz for mediations."
Mediation Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an attorney with 20 years experience in Family Law here in San Antonio, Judge Diaz has the necessary qualifications needed to handle your case with the respect it deserves. Matt Sossi"
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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