Ena T. Diaz
Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Miami, FL
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012
Ena T. Diaz is the owner and founding member of the law firm bearing her name in Miami, Florida.
Well-versed in Florida employment laws, Ms. Diaz understands matters from employer and employee perspectives. She ensures that employees are granted their civil rights in the workplace when they are facing issues related to discrimination, overtime pay, separation/severance agreements, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation and noncompete agreements. She advises and counsels employers regarding human resource issues, leave policies, employee discipline and handbooks, disability accommodation and more.
Certified as a civil mediator by the Florida Supreme Court, Ms. Diaz has efficiently mediated and litigated many complex employment law disputes before government and administrative managements and Florida’s federal and state courts. Over her remarkable career spanning 25-plus years, she has represented small startups with five employees to large business establishments including food chains, supermarkets, pharmaceutical companies, and health care and educational institutions. Some of her representative clients include McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Burger King and KFC.
An American with Hispanic ancestry, Ms. Diaz is a 1993 B.A. graduate of Duke University. She obtained her J.D. from SMU Dedman School of Law in 1996. While there, she was placed on the dean’s list and was a recipient of the Arthur I. and Jeannette M. Ginsburg Merit Scholarship. She was licensed to practice in Florida the same year and is also qualified to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Middle, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She is fluent in English and Spanish and conversational in French.
Active in her legal sector, Ms. Diaz is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Bar Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Miami Dade Bar, the Cuban American Bar Association and the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She served as the director of the Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board and the Florida Humanities Council.
As a result of her accomplishments, Ms. Diaz was given an AV Preeminent* peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest available rating. Additionally, she was recognized by Best Lawyers in 2015. She has written many scholarly articles and presented at various seminars on employment law topics.
*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.
About Ena T. Diaz
First Admitted: 1996, Florida
Professional Webpage: https://www.enadiazlaw.com/attorney-profile
- Williams v. Worldwide Flight Svcs., Inc., 877 So. 2d 869 (Fla. 3d DCA 2004)
- Mantilla v. U.S. Carriers, 62 Fed. Appx. 920 (11th Cir. 2003)
- Andres Oppenheimer Presenta television program, Panelist, discussion of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
- "Wage Watchers," Hispanic Trends
- "Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: Congress Speaks Out on Pay Discrimination Claims," ABA, Woman Advocate Committee Newsletter, Fall 2009
- "Social Media: A Growing Concern for Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," Attorney at Law Magazine, May 2012
- The Florida Bar, Basic Labor and Employment Law Seminar
- ADP, "How to Hire and Fire in a Rollercoaster Economy"
- ADP, Wage and Hour Seminar
- Council on Educational Management, Speaker, FMLA and Serious Health Condition
- Lorman Educational Services, FMLA's Notification and Recordkeeping Requirements, Speaker
- Lorman Educational Services, Employee Discharge and Documentation, Speaker
- Miami Daily Business Review, Labor & Employment Roundtable, Speaker
- Florida Supreme Court, Certified Civil Court Mediator
- Florida Supreme Court, Certified Family Law Mediator
- The Florida Bar, Labor & Employment Law Section
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 1998
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2007
- U.S. District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of Florida, 1997
- State of Florida, 1996
- Leadership Miami
- Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, Director, 2003–2006
- Florida Humanities Council, Director, Appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush, 2003–2007
- Florida Supreme Court, Standing Committee on Fairness & Diversity, Appointed to a second term by Chief Justice Lewis
- Florida Supreme Court, Standing Committee on Fairness & Diversity, Appointed by Chief Justice Pariente
- American Inns of Court, Spellman-Hoeveler Chapter
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), State Chapter—Co-chair, Gender Bias study
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Miami-Dade Chapter, Newsletter Editor, 2006–2007
- Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), Miami-Dade Chapter, Director, 2001 and 2004–2008
- Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), Editor of CABA Briefs, 2000–2001
- Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), Director, 2000–2002
- Cuban American Bar Association (CABA), Vice President, 2003
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- Dade County Bar Association, Business Outreach Committee
- American Bar Association, Woman Advocate Committee
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
- Duke University, B.A., Political Science and Spanish Literature, 1993
Last Updated: 5/15/2022