Antoinette Diaz was born and raised in South Florida. Her family is from Chile, South America. Mrs. Diaz’ passion for immigration was born long ago through her family’s own experiences. It is her unique perspective that enables her to face the challenges of each case with compassion, respect, and enthusiasm.
As the firm’s founder, Mrs. Diaz began her career in the Immigration Law field in 1996. She has over twenty years of extensive experience in Immigration and Nationality Law, both in the public and private sectors.
In 1999, Mrs. Diaz was selected through the Attorney General’s Honors Program to serve the United States Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review. As Attorney Advisor to the U.S. Immigration Courts throughout Florida and Puerto Rico, Mrs. Diaz drafted complex judicial opinions and advised 22 Immigration Judges on ever-changing immigration laws, regulations, legislation, policy, and procedure. Notably, during her tenure with the U.S. Immigration Courts, Mrs. Diaz was assigned several high-profile cases involving novel legal issues of National Security and the use of Secret Evidence. In fact, one of the decisions drafted by Mrs. Diaz was subsequently upheld by the Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno.
Mrs. Diaz is active in the community through her volunteer efforts with and for: the Hispanic Unity of Florida, Americans for Immigrant Justice, American Friends Service Committee, Catholic Legal Services, providing pro bono legal services. She has also participated in numerous speaking panels ranging from topics from investor’s visas to domestic violence, most recently presenting at the South Florida Bible College and Theological Seminary. She is also a member of the Lighthouse Community Church, New Hope Mission Team in which she serves as a volunteer/missionary with a Vacation Bible School Program in Guatemala for children living in poverty.