Introduction

Leslie Diaz is an immigration attorney at Weinstock Immigration Lawyers and manages the litigation and removal defense practice areas. Leslie specializes in removal defense for deportation cases, as well as Board of Immigration appeals (BIA appeals). She has represented clients in immigration courts nationwide to obtain relief from deportation. She has been practicing immigration law for 10 years.

Leslie has filed numerous petitions for review to the U.S. circuit courts, several of which have been successful and resulted in published, precedential cases. Additionally, she regularly files lawsuits in federal district court to address errors and delays by the immigration agencies. Leslie has expertise with analyzing the immigration consequences of criminal convictions to properly advise clients on whether their criminal history can affect their immigration status. Leslie also specializes in family-based immigration petitions, and regularly appears with clients at interviews before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Leslie has successfully won relief from removal proceedings and approval of permanent resident or citizenship status for hundreds of clients. She speaks often before community groups and attorney seminars on the subject of immigration law.

“She and her company gave me outstanding service. Honestly I tell the truth Leslie and her company did excellent, excellent, excellent job for me. I definitely recommend them.”
 
Ahmet

Prior to specializing in immigration law, Leslie served as a Staff Attorney for the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. She has also practiced in the areas of criminal and commercial litigation. While in law school, she interned with the Southern Center for Human Rights and the DeKalb County Public Defender’s Office, and participated in the Volunteer Immigration Project in Miami, Florida.

Leslie is admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia. She is admitted to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.

Expertise
  • Immigration Court representation in removal proceedings and deportation defense
  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and other immigration appeals
  • Federal Court Litigation, including appellate court Petitions for Review and district court Mandamus and Administrative Procedures Act (APA) lawsuits.
  • Criminal grounds for removal and inadmissibility
  • Releasing clients from immigration detention and securing bonds in removal proceedings
  • Cancellation of Removal for LPR and non-LPR
  • Asylum – both before USCIS and the immigration court
  • U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Family based immigration including I-130, Adjustment of Status and Consular Processing
  • I-601 Waivers of Inadmissibility, and I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
  • Removal of Conditions (I-751)
  • K-1 and K-2 fiancée visas
  • K-3 and K-4 spouse visas
  • U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization
  • USCIS interviews
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
“She kept me updated on the progress of my case and was able to accomplish in 3 months what I had been trying to do for 3 years! I have been a proud U.S. citizen for 2 years now and this past November, got to vote for the first time!”
 
Natasha
Professional Networks

Leslie is a member of the Georgia State Bar. She is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served on various AILA liaison committees in Atlanta, including ICE and EOIR committees.

Education

Emory University School of Law, 2000
Juris Doctor

University of Florida, 1995
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism