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Maria G Diaz

Employment and labor Attorney at Fresno, CA

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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
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A STANFORD-EDUCATED ATTORNEY, MS. DÍAZ EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTS WORKERS IN EMPLOYMENT CASES.

A Stanford-educated attorney, Ms. Díaz has dedicated her legal career to representing 

workers in employment cases. She is the founder of THE DIAZ LAW FIRM and serves as “Of Counsel” to the law firm of Allred, Maroko & Goldberg. 

 

Ms. Díaz focuses her practice exclusively on representing workers in a range of employment matters including defamation, whistleblowers, sexual harassment, gender/pregnancy discrimination, disability discrimination, and wrongful termination. Ms. Díaz is bilingual in Spanish and English. She has expertise navigating leave laws, including those related to pregnancy, disability, and family medical leave. 

 

She has a wide range of experience in federal court, state court, and arbitration. Ms. Díaz litigates, tries cases in state and federal court, arbitrates cases, and does appellate work. She has negotiated millions for her clients in a multitude of employment claims against a wide range of companies, individuals and public entities. 

 

Her last trial resulted in a verdict of $1,325,000 for Ms. Eva O’Brien who worked part-time at Baca Properties and was wrongfully terminated. After Baca Properties hired an appeals expert to appeal the verdict, Ms. Díaz personally prepared the responding appeal brief on behalf of her client, Ms. Eva O’Brien. 

 

Key educational and professional achievements:

 

EDUCATION

∙Stanford Law School, 2001, J.D.

∙Harvard University, 1994, Masters in Public Policy.

∙Stanford University, 1991, B.A. in Quantitative Economics. 

∙Princeton University, Summer Fellowship 1990.

∙Honors: Woodrow Wilson National Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Foundation.

   

REPRESENTATIVE VERDICTS, AWARDS AND SETTLEMENTS

∙$1,325,000 verdict in a wrongful termination case representing a part-time woman earning $15 per hour.

∙$2,500,000 award in a race discrimination case of three construction workers.

∙$2,000,000 settlement in a sex harassment and retaliation case by a male against a large corporation.

∙$1,750,000 settlement in a gender discrimination case involving a group of women against a government entity.

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

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

∙$550,000 settlement in a retaliation case of a female physician against a government agency.

 

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

∙United States Supreme Court

∙U.S. District Courts: Southern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California

∙All California State Courts

 

LEADERSHIP POSITIONS

∙Executive Board, California Employment Lawyers  Association (CELA)

∙Editor, California State Bar Labor and Employment Law Review

∙Former Advisor, Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section, 2011-2012

∙Former Member, Executive Committee of the State Bar of California, Labor and Employment 2008-2011

 

HONORS & AWARDS

∙Wiley W. Manuel Award, State Bar of California

∙Outstanding Legal Services Award, San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program

∙Outstanding Service Award, Senator Barbara Boxer

∙Southern California Super Lawyers "Rising Star", 2005-2008

 

PUBLISHED WORKS INCLUDE

∙Los Angeles Daily Journal

∙California Labor & Employment Law Review

 

LANGUAGES

∙Bilingual in English and Spanish.

 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

∙Presenter, CELA TRIAL COLLEGE, 2014-2016

∙State Bar of California Annual Labor and Employment Conference “How to Take and Defend Depositions”

∙California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference “Arbitration in Employment Cases”

∙California Employment Lawyers Association “Legislative Intent: How To Use It In Employment Cases”

∙California Employment Lawyers Association “Diversity Summit”

∙California Employment Lawyers Association “How to Conduct Discovery in Employment Cases”

∙Latina Lawyers Bar Association “ How to Oppose Summary Judgment Motions” 

∙Los Angeles County Bar Association “ Employment 101: The Basics"

∙Guest on National Television Show--The Cristina Show, the #1 Spanish-speaking talk show seen worldwide for several decades.

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

∙National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)

∙California Employment Lawyers Association (CELA)

∙State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Section 

∙Los Angeles County Bar Association

∙Fresno County Bar Association

∙Latina Lawyers Bar Association 

∙Mexican-American Bar Association

 

Location

THE DIAZ LAW FIRM

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Posted by Marta | March 28, 2012
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Ms. Diaz worked on my case for about two years, and from beginning to end she was very professional, thorough, and friendly. She is an attorney that you can trust and know that she's giving her 100% to assist her clients in every which way she can.

Cost

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  • Contingency 40%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Allred, Maroko & Goldberg
  • 2003 - 2017

Education

  • Stanford Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Harvard University
  • Masters
  • 1994
  • Stanford University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • Advisory Board
  • 2011 - Present
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Executive Board
  • 2009 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2010
  • State Bar of California, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Executive Board
  • 2002 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2005
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • United States Senator Barbara Boxer of California
  • 2003
  • Woodrow Wilson National Fellow
  • Princeton University
  • 1994
  • Wiley W. Manuel Award
  • State Bar of California
  • N/A
  • Oustanding Legal Services Award
  • San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Los Angeles County Bar Association Labor & Employment Section
  • 50 Cases for Opposing or Winning Summary Judgment Motions
  • 2017
  • Discovery
  • Discovery in Employment Cases
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Civil rights Attorney | Sep 15
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Unknown Attorney | May 03
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Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 20
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Discrimination Attorney | Nov 18
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"I endorse Maria Diaz. She is a great employment law discrimination attorney. We worked together on an age discrimination and retaliation case against a defense contractor. Ms. Diaz knew the law, wrote great opposition papers to defeat summary judgment and worked tirelessly with us to get the job done on time. Thanks Maria!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 14
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"I endorse this lawyer. Maria Diaz is smart, dedicated to her clients, and extremely hard-working."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 14
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 10
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jul 07
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 08
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 08
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Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 08
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Fresno Employment and labor Lawyer Maria G Diaz
Maria G Diaz
Employment and labor Attorney
Fresno, CA
Licensed for 21 years