Attorney Diaz has an exceptional success record representing and protecting clients in the immigration law field. Aside from his professional experience, Diaz is a world wanderer who has learned as much during his trips, as he has in the classroom. When he is not fighting in the courtroom, Diaz is most likely competing on the soccer field. Growing up, as a good Cuban kid does in Miami, he was introduced to baseball. However, when he was 5 years old, he lived next to a soccer field where he eventually joined the soccer league and fell in love. Not only did he get introduced to the game, but Diaz was also introduced to all South American cultures through the families he met.
“I like soccer because it is beautiful to see what they can do with their feet,” says Diaz talking about his passion for soccer. “I love how it is impossible not to work together. It requires everyone’s hard work. Everyone has to be held accountable, and if you are having a bad day, you have to own up to it and stay back.”
Playing in school, and in several leagues, Diaz has always devoted a lot of his free time to the sport. Recently, he led the Diaz & Gaeta soccer team to the championship during the Copa United Tournament 2021, benefiting the Latin American Association and Soccer In the Streets. The winning team was composed of some of the firm’s clients and friends. Aside from being a fun sport, soccer also opened Diaz’s eyes to the world. “My heroes were players from Spain, Africa, South America, all over the world. I felt a connection to those places I had never seen,” says Diaz.
Driven by his curiosity and love for the outdoors and nature, Diaz spent a lot of time hiking around the United States and South America, including Mexico, Colombia, Belize, Brazil, Peru, and Guatemala. He has hiked all 2,190 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine and scuba-dived the waters of Bali and Indonesia. His passion for traveling is enjoying what mother nature offers, and getting to know cultures around the world.
Since before becoming an attorney, Diaz has worked with various nonprofit organizations in Atlanta that focus on providing resources and support to underserved communities.
Diaz became an immigration attorney inspired by the Guatemalan community he met during his undergrad in Kennesaw. He helped do studies in the Guatemalan community and began his travels to the Southeramerican country to better understand and serve the Mayan community. Diaz became an activist, joined marches, testified at city and county commission meetings, and decided to become an attorney to help his friends.
Some of his work in the community also includes leading an after-school drug program for at-risk middle-school students in low-income families around Atlanta. One of Diaz’s biggest passions is volunteering his time and experience providing information and helping the community understand immigration laws in the United States through nonprofit organizations in Atlanta.
Diaz has a reputation in the industry for taking cases that have been turned down or lost by other attorneys due to their complexity. Diaz finds a way. He doesn’t give up. The challenges of his clients become very personal to him. Diaz is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), which promotes continual learning and professional development for its members.
“I want to leave a legacy. I want to help immigrants achieve the American Dream.”