About Hector

Trial-proven criminal, civil and administrative defense counsel 

Hector Diaz is an experienced trial lawyer with extensive jury and non-jury experience in white collar and criminal defense matters. A former deputy public defender with the Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office, Hector advises clients on:

  • Criminal defense
  • Administrative litigation
  • Civil litigation arising from criminal allegations
  • Internal investigations

Hector’s broad experience in both government and private practice gives him extensive insight into both criminal defense strategies and the needs of defendants and other parties.

Experience in Action

  • Defending clients against federal and state criminal offenses and related civil litigation, including:
    • Federal RICO charges
    • Financial crimes
    • Business-related fraud and embezzlement
    • Felony and misdemeanor domestic violence offenses
    • Vehicular offenses, including misdemeanor and felony DUI/manslaughter offenses
    • Computer-related crimes
    • Aggravated assault, drug, homicide and sex offenses
    • Government and city officials facing criminal and civil litigation
    • Medical professionals facing both administrative and criminal litigation
    • Professional and collegiate athletes facing both civil and criminal litigation
  • Representing students facing expulsion for alleged disciplinary infractions.
  • Advising victims of employee misconduct.
  • Conducting internal investigations related to corporate and tribal government misconduct.

Professional Recognitions

  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America® (2019-present: Criminal Defense: White-Collar)

Professional & Civic Activities

  • Maricopa County Bar Association (Member)
  • Los Abogados (Member)
  • Capitol Elementary School (Homeroom Parent)

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