Diane P. Perez

Diane P. Perez

Sole Practitioner
Location:
Coral Gables, Florida
Phone:
800-639-9018
Fax:
305-985-5677
Email:
The Florida Bar | Board Certified | Labor and Employment Law

As a native of Florida, born in Hialeah and raised in Hollywood, Diane Perez understands the dynamics of the state, especially the residents and companies she serves throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. As a second-generation Cuban-American, the law firm she put her name to, Diane Perez, P.A., focuses on employment law litigation and counseling and represents both employers and employees in federal and state courts and before federal agencies.

Ms. Perez served as an Associate Editor for the University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review while earning her Juris Doctor from the University of Miami School of Law. Before opening her firm, she gained practical experience in the field of employment law during her tenure with three national labor and employment law firms, exclusively representing management in a variety of labor and employment matters. She also taught on employment-related issues before the Florida Institute of CPAs and the Cuban-American CPAs Association. She has co-authored two articles, one on FLSA class-action lawsuits and ethics appearing in The Florida Bar's "The Checkoff" and the other on revisions to Florida's unemployment compensation benefits law for "CABA Briefs."

Ms. Perez is admitted to practice law by the Florida Bar and before the United States District Court for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She is a Florida Bar Board Certified Labor and Employment Attorney. Ms. Perez is also a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association and the Hispanic National Bar Association. In addition, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Bar Association since September 2012, serving as secretary in 2013 and current treasurer in 2015. She is a former Editor-in Chief of the Cuban American Bar Association's quarterly magazine, "CABA Briefs."

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment Law (Employers and Employees)

Litigation Percentage

  • 75% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2009

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Law Review: University of Miami International and Comparative Law Review, Associate Editor
  • University of Florida , Gainesville, Florida
    • B.S. cum laude - 2003
    • Honors: President's List
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Magazine Journalism
    • Minor: Business Administration

Published Works

  • Co-author, "Pre-Notice Communications with Potential FLSA Class Members May Get Attorneys in Hot Water When They Run Afoul of Florida's Ethics Rules", The Checkoff, April, 2010
  • "Approved Legislation Revises Florida's Unemployment Compensation Law", CABA Briefs, May, 2012

Classes/Seminars

  • Speaker, Florida Institute of CPAs
  • Speaker, Cuban American CPAs Association

Honors and Awards

  • “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Coral Gables Bar Association, 2012 Board Member, 2013 Secretary, 2014 Board Member, 2015 Treasurer, 2017 President
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member and former Editor-in-Chief of CABA Briefs, 2012
  • Dade County Bar Association, Member
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Jackson Lewis LLP, Attorney, December 2011 - June 2012
  • Meyer White LLP, Attorney, January 2010 - December 2011
  • Ford & Harrison LLP, Attorney, September 2008 - January 2010
  • Weiss, Serota et al., P.A., Attorney, September 2007 - August 2008; May 2006 - August 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Read2Succeed
  • Cuban American Bar Pro Bono Project

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish