Micabil Diaz-Martinez



Micabil Diaz-Martinez ;My legal career can succinctly be summarized as one of service; both at the governmental and the not-for profit arena.  My career includes significant litigation experience in both state and federal venues, including the military pursuant to the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. The highlight of my career as an army judge advocate was my authorship, while deployed in Bosnia, of a standard operations procedure for the safekeeping and protection of evidence of mass graves on behalf of the International War Crimes Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (IWCTFY).

Upon my honorable discharge from the service, I returned to Wisconsin where I appeared as the attorney of record in over 200 cases in courts throughout the state, representing individuals and institutions in a myriad of legal areas.  As to the federal venue I have appeared in both the Eastern and Western District of Wisconsin primarily in litigation involving civil rights cases under Section 1983.

As Assistant Chief Legal Counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, I represented the interests of the agency as a creditor for a period of six years in both the Eastern and Western District’s Bankruptcy Courts. In the area of administrative law, I conducted over 200 administrative hearings in Wisconsin as a Class 3 hearing officer on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition to my professional experiences, I have been privileged to serve the people of Wisconsin as Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (2005-2007) and as Chairman to the Governor’s Minimum Wage Task Force.  I have also served the greater Milwaukee community on a myriad of community service boards and committees, including currently serving as the President of the Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association.  I am fluent in several languages, an important skill that served me well in the military and in my current position.

Languages spoken: Spanish, French, English

Fees: Retainer (always), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash

Contact info
Micabil Diaz-Martinez3
Diaz Law Firm LLC995 Applegate Road
Suite 9
Madison, WI, 53713

 

Office (608) 836-1444
Mobile (608) 301-7215
Fax (608) 836-1427

 

 

 

 

License
State Status Acquired Updated
IA Active 2016 02/17/2016
WI Good Standing 1989 03/16/2015

Awards
Award name Grantor Date granted
Fellow Wisconsin Law Foundation 2014
Hispanic Man of the Year United Migrant Opportunities Services, Inc. 2006
Dave-Hobart Award Disabled American Veterans-Wisconsin 2004
Latino Man of the Year El Conquistador Newspaper 2003

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Attorney Diaz Law Firm LLC 2014 – Present
Prosecuting Attorney Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services 2013 – 2014
Assistant Chief Legal Counsel Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs 2007 – 2013
Deputy Secretary Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development 2005 – 2007
Administrator Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division 2003 – 2005
Legal Counsel American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin 2000 – 2003
Associate Attorney Law Offices of Stephanie Stoltman 1999 – 2000
Assistant Attorney Legal Services of Northeastern Wiscosnin 1997 – 1999
Prosecuting Attorney U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps 1992 – 1997
Legal Clerk Judge Evaristo Orengo 1991 – 1992
Associate Attorney Cook Law Firm 1990 – 1991

Publications
Publication name Title Date
Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine The Power of the Word 2014

Education
School name Major Degree Graduated
Marquette University Law School Law LL.B – Bachelor of Laws 1989
Marquette University Law School History BA – Bachelor of Arts 1986

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