O. Rene Diaz

O. Rene Diaz

Former District Judge; 30 yrs legal experience
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury, Family Law ...
  • Texas
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Biography

As the former Judge of the 224th District Court, Bexar County, Texas, Judge Rene Diaz applies his 28+ years of civil litigation experience as well as his judicial experience and his training as a certified mediator/arbitrator to help guide cases to the best resolution possible. Judge Diaz has achieved a peer reviewed, AV Preeminent Rating with Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest possible rating for ethical standards and legal ability. He actively handles mediations and arbitrations of a wide variety of cases, including commercial litigation, personal injury, employment law, and family law, including divorce, child custody and child support cases.

Education
Regent University
M.A. (1990) | Public Policy
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Regent University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of Virginia
B.A. (1985) | International Relations Latin American Studies
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Professional Experience
Judge of the 224th Judicial District Court, Bexar County, Texas
Texas Judiciary
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Civil Trial Bench
Partner
Brock Person Guerra Reyna, P.C.
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Civil Litigation Partner representing primarily defendants in state and federal court, including insurance defense, medical negligence, products liability, employment discrimination as well as business and election law
Associate Attorney
Branton & Hall, P.C.
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Civil Litigation representing primarily Plaintiffs in Personal Injury litigation including medical malpractice, products liability, workers' compensation, automobile collisions, insurance, and premises liability,
Certifications
Certified Mediator
Attorney-Mediator Institute, Dallas, Texas
Awards
AV-PREEMINENT - Peer Reviewed - The Highest Possible Rating for Both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards.
Martindale-Hubbell
Judge Diaz has been rated AV -Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell the largest and most prestigious, international, peer-review attorney rating agency in the world.
Listed
Scene in SA Magazine
Listed 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 in Mediation & Arbitration, and Family Law
Judge of the Year - Honorary Young Lawyers Award
San Antonio Young Lawyers
Given annually to the member of the judiciary who has contributed significantly to the professional development of San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
Jurist of the Year
San Antonio Young Lawyers
Given Annually to the judge who has contributed the most to professional development of young lawyers
Professional Associations
Texas State Bar  # 05804775
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Texas
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Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Accepting Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Cards
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Consultations by appointment only. Please contact 210-226-4500 for an appointment today to have Judge Diaz help evaluate your case.
Practice Areas
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business Arbitration, Consumer Arbitration, Family Arbitration
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
    Business Law
    Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Additional Practice Areas
  • Car Accidents
  • General Civil
  • Insurance Bad Faith
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. In state of TX, how do you determine official date when person becomes incapacitated?
A: Your question did not specify who is being declared legally incapacitated or the source of the incapacity, so I need to give a general answer. The law considers certain persons to lack capacity as a matter of law, that is, due to the person's status or condition. For instance, minors (i.e., children) lack legal capacity to enter into contracts. If the person that you are seeking to have declared as lacking capacity, then I think you will have to get a court to declare the incapacity, but the Court might be able to declare it retroactively to a certain date, for instance, if you could prove that an adult has been in a coma for an established period of time, which you may be able to prove with medical records, this might lead to a retroactive declaration of incapacity.
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center
Website
Former Judge and Experienced Civil Litigation Attorney
Contact & Map
Diaz Mediation & Arbitration Center
TETCO Center Building
1100 NE Loop 410, Ste 200
San Antonio, TX 78209
Telephone: (210) 600-4488
Fax: (210) 600-4489
Monday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday: 9 AM - 5:30 PM
Notice: We can do consultations by Zoom or FaceTime. We are closed for Christmas day, New Year's day, Good Friday, Independence Day, and selected other national or local holidays. However, we may be able to accommodate you. Please call 210-600-4488