Micabil Diaz-Martinez recently received advanced level training, from the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, on how to analyze Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) cases. Micabil received training on the systematic and standardized 12-step procedure that Drug Recognition Experts are required to follow when conducting a Drug Recognition Expert Evaluation on a suspect. The 12-step procedure is commonly not followed by Drug Recognition Experts and this results in inaccurate opinions formed by law enforcement “experts” and people being wrongfully prosecuted for DUI.
The American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys has compiled information from Judges, Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors (the Top DUI Prosecutors in each State), DUI Prosecutors, current Law Enforcement Officers, former Law Enforcement Officers, and DUI Defense Attorneys to determine exactly what skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial.
When people need a DUI Attorney, the biggest challenge is knowing whether or not an attorney truly has the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases. Countless attorneys handle DUI cases. But, only a very small percentage have the skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, and strategies that are needed to successfully resolve and win DUI cases.
Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys have received advanced level training on the strategies that win the most DUI cases at trial and are also used to get DUI cases successfully resolved for the defense prior to trial. Members of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys also have access to the resources and tools that are used to win and successfully resolve DUI cases and these are resources and tools that only a very small percentage of DUI attorneys have access to and use.
Attorney Micabil Diaz has been practicing law over 25 years. His legal career can succinctly be summarized as one of service; both at the governmental and the not-for profit arena. His career includes significant litigation experience in both state and federal venues, including the military under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice. One of the highlights of his career as an army judge advocate was the 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 his honorable discharge from military service, Attorney Diaz returned to Wisconsin where he appeared as the attorney of record in over 200 cases in courts throughout the state, representing individuals and institutions in a myriad of legal issues. As to the federal venue Attorney Diaz has represented individuals and has 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, Attorney Diaz represented the interests of the agency for a period of six years in both the Eastern and Western District’s Bankruptcy Courts. In the area of administrative law, Attorney Diaz conducted over 200 administrative hearings in Wisconsin as a Class 3 hearing officer on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. In addition as a prosecuting attorney for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Attorney Diaz provided direct legal representation to the Department and its Boards in administrative hearings on disciplinary matters and license denials. Attorney Diaz also served as Deputy Secretary from 2005-2007 for the Department of Workforce Development overseeing the agency’s day to day operations, and supervising the agency’s $2 billion annual budget. In 2005, Attorney Diaz served as Chairperson to the Governor’s Minimum Wage Advisory Council.
From 1997 to 2000 Attorney Diaz served as the legal director of the state affiliate of the national ACLU. In this capacity he coordinated the advocacy, litigation, lobbying efforts and public education of civil liberties and civil rights of all residents of Wisconsin.
Currently Attorney Diaz is owner and managing attorney of Diaz Law Firm, LLC. Based in Middleton Wisconsin, the firm focuses on individual representation of clients in the areas of bankruptcy, criminal and family law.
May 2014 – Present
Owner, Managing Attorney, Diaz Law Firm, LLC
July 2013 – February 2014
Prosecuting Attorney, Wisconsin’s Department of Safety and Professional Services
December 2007 – June 2013
Deputy Chief Legal Counsel, Wisconsin’s Department of Veterans Affairs
February 2007 – December 2007
Division Administrator, Division of Veterans’ Homes, Wisconsin’s Department of Veterans Affairs
January 2005 – February 2007
Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development
February 2003 – January 2005
Administrator, Equal Rights Division, Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development
September 2000-March 2003
Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Wisconsin Foundation
November 1999 – September 2000
Attorney, Stoltman Law Offices
April 1999 – September 2000
Affirmative Action Officer, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
June 1997 – April 1999
Attorney, Legal Services of Northeastern Wisconsin
July 1992 – May 1997
Military Attorney, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps
October 1991 – July 1992
Legal Clerk, Puerto Rico Occupational Information Coordinating Committee
October 1990 – September 1991
Judicial Clerk, Hon. Evaristo Orengo Jr.
May 1990 – September 1990
Associate Attorney, Mandelman & Rihn Law Offices
December 1989 – April 1990
Associate Attorney, Cook Law Offices
August 1989 – December 1989
Summer Intern, National Labor Relations Board
Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
- BA, History and Political Science
1989 JD [Thomas Moore Scholar]
Wisconsin – 1989
US District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin –1989
US District Court Western District of Wisconsin – 1990
US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit – 1992
US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit – 1992
US Army Court of Military Review – 1992
US Army Court of Criminal Appeals – 1992
US Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces – 2003
US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims – 2010
State Bar of Wisconsin – Member (1989-present)
Hispanic National Bar Association – Member (2007-Present)
Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers’ Association – Member (1995-Present), President (2006-2007, 2012-Present)
Milwaukee Bar Association – Member (2000-present)
Dane County Bar Association – Member (2003-present)
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee – Member (2002-present)
Latino Professional Association of Greater Madison – Member (2014-present)
Latino Chamber of Commerce of Dane County – Member (2014-present)
Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council – Member (2002)
Latino Redistricting Committee for the city of Milwaukee – Member (2001-2002)
Green Bay’s Coalition to Promote Respect – Member (1997-2000)
Latinos Unidos of Green Bay – Member (1997-2000)
Green Bay’s Multi-Cultural Center– Board Member (1997-1999)
Leadership Green Bay (2000 Graduate)
City of Green Bay’s Teen Court Judge (1999-2000).
American GI Forum Wisconsin Chapter – Lifetime member (2006)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1318 – Lifetime member (2008)
American Foreign Legion Post 348 – Member (2007)
Milwaukee’s Latino Citizen of the Year Award – June 2003
Hoban-Davenport Disabled American Veterans’ Award—June 2006
Wisconsin’s Hispanic Man of the Year – November 2006
Wisconsin’s Law Foundation Fellow – October 2014
Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Army 1992-1997
Gunner, U.S. Army Reserve, D Co, 3/351st, 84th Training Division (OSUT) 1985-1989
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Medal – Bosnia
National Defense Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Army Expeditionary Medal
Army Achievement Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Commendation Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Meritorious Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon
Army Basic Parachutist’s (Airborne) Badge
Parachutist’s Badge from the French Army.
To learn more about Micabil Diaz-Martinez, please visit http://www.mikediazlaw.com or https://aapda.org/directory/name/micabil-diaz-martinez/
To learn more about the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, please visit https://www.aapda.org/
Information in this news release is the opinion of the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys (AAPDA), and the use of the AAPDA logo, is the opinion of AAPDA that members have met AAPDA’s proprietary selection criteria. AAPDA does not guarantee or imply the competence level of any attorney, whether or not they are a member of AAPDA. When hiring an attorney, a person should personally contact the attorney and confirm the attorney’s skills, knowledge, training, tools, resources, strategies and other credentials. Any decision to hire an attorney should be based on a person’s satisfaction, after contacting the attorney, that the attorney hired is who they feel comfortable with and want to represent them. The specific outcome of each DUI case cannot be anticipated or guaranteed by AAPDA, or anyone else, as many factors can affect the outcome of each individual case.
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
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Middleton, ID 83644