Liliana S. Diaz
Ms. Diaz has successfully represented clients in trials involving complex property disputes. She has the resources and skills to represent clients facing a myriad of family law issues, including those involving probate, estate, and/or businesses. She helps clients with child and spousal support issues, including matters involving the Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). Ms. Diaz has assisted clients with adoptions, termination of parental rights and custody and visitation disputes. She has extensive experience preparing and reviewing pre- and post-marital agreements. She serves as minor’s counsel in juvenile dependency matters in San Benito County and parent’s counsel in Santa Cruz County.
Ms. Diaz’s focus in every case is to understand her Client’s goals as no two familial situations are the same. She aims at cost-efficient solutions without compromising her client’s goals and interests. She offers alternatives to traditional litigation, including mediation and collaborative law.
Ms. Diaz also handles select civil cases.
Ms. Diaz received her Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 and a Masters in Taxation from San Jose State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Sociology, from the University of California, Davis in 2001.
Ms. Diaz is admitted to the California State Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Community Activities and Affiliations:
Ms. Diaz was born and raised in Watsonville. She is a member of the Santa Cruz County Bar Association and the San Benito County Bar Association. She is on the board of directors for Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and Pajaro Valley Youth Soccer Club. She previously served on the Board of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of San Benito County. Ms. Diaz is very passionate about assisting underrepresented members of the community have access to legal representation. She volunteers at the Watsonville Law Center, where she heads a custody and visitation clinic for low income community members.