“The secret to success is focusing on your strengths.” – O. Rene Diaz
The Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center represents individuals and businesses in San Antonio and the surrounding areas in legal matters including family law, employment law, business law and other legal services.
Attorneys O. Rene Diaz, Esq. and Jason Jakob, Esq. have earned the respect of the legal community and the community in general. When a case escalates or a client brings them a new and unique legal challenge, they have the knowledge and ingenuity to resolve complex, once-in-a-lifetime cases. At Diaz & Jakob, PLLC, you will find lawyers who have been AV Preeminent peer review rated* through Martindale-Hubbell, the highest possible rating for ethics and legal ability. They have earned this recognition by working hard to provide results for every client who comes to them for help with any legal matter.
Former District Judge O. Rene Diaz is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Diaz & Jakob, PLLC. He is admitted to practice before Texas Courts as well as the Federal Courts of the Western, Southern and Northern Districts of Texas. Mr. Diaz focuses on bilingual mediation and arbitration of civil litigation cases. He handles matters in family alternative dispute resolution, business, employment discrimination, consumer, commercial, insurance disputes and construction.
With over eighteen years of civil litigation experience in state and federal courts, Mr. Diaz has handled a wide variety of cases all over the State of Texas before his appointment as Presiding Judge of the 224th District Court of Bexar County by Governor Rick Perry in 2004.
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.
Mr. 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 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” in 2006 as the jurist who contributed the most to the professional development of the young attorneys. He is also member of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. O. Rene Diaz holds the coveted AV highest Peer Review Rating with Martindale-Hubbell’s or his ethical standards and legal ability and was listed in “The Scene in SA Magazine” Best Lawyers in San Antonio every year, from 2007 until 2020, inclusive.
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