- Member of the Florida Bar since 1992
- Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor with Honors, 1991
- Florida International University, Bachelor in Science, 1986
Fluent in English and Spanish
Diana is a former Deputy Chief Counsel with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). With over 20 years of experience as a government immigration attorney, Diana brings a wealth of insight, experience, and knowledge to private practice.
During her long and successful federal career, Diana litigated thousands of cases in exclusion, deportation, and removal proceedings, including numerous special interest and high profile cases. She also served as Sector Counsel for the U.S. Border Patrol and was embedded with the Office of the Homeland Security Investigations, providing legal advice to agents on a broad range of criminal, immigration, and customs law issues. She successfully led the ICE Criminal Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Program, and she represented ICE in habeas, mandamus, declaratory, injunctive, federal tort and civil rights actions filed in federal district courts in Florida. In these and many other leadership positions, she gained critical institutional knowledge and developed excellent relationships throughout the agency and with the courts and state and federal entities.
Prior to her federal service, Diana was a prosecutor in the Office of the State Attorney in Miami, Florida. As a Special Unit Prosecutor and later Assistant Chief of the Domestic Crimes Unit, she accrued an extensive and distinguished jury trial record.
Diana has extensive knowledge of immigration laws, policies, and procedures, and a wealth of experience in immigration court and appellate practice before the Board of Immigration Appeals. She brings an unparalleled level of skill, professionalism, integrity, and passion to helping clients resolve their immigration problems.