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Jose Felix Diaz

Of Counsel 
Three Brickell City Centre
98 Southeast Seventh Street
Suite 1100
Miami, FL 33131
 
Tel:
305.755.5828
Fax:
305.374.5095
 
 

Jose Felix Diaz is a government law attorney. He represents clients in complex matters involving zoning, land use, litigation, code compliance and enforcement, procurement, energy project development, and comprehensive planning. His work includes representing individuals, non-profits, and various other entities before county and municipal boards throughout Florida including the cities of Miami, Miami Beach, North Bay Village, Bay Harbor Islands, Doral, Key Biscayne, Hialeah, Coral Gables, and Miami-Dade County.

In 2010, Jose was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he is currently serving as the Chairman of the Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Florida House. He is an appointee of the Speaker of the Florida House to the Southern States Energy Board, the National Conference of State Legislators, and the Public Service Commission Nominating Council.

Jose has been honored by both Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami for his national and local involvements. He has been recognized by numerous state and national publications as a rising star in law and politics. In 2014, Miami Today listed Jose in their listing of Best Legal Leaders of Miami-Dade County, Florida.

 
Representative Experience
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Assisted in representation of client with drafting and negotiating for an amendment to its Interlocal Agreement with Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, and the Community Redevelopment Agency.
 
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Assists in representation of various private clients in matters related to bid protests and procurement.
 
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Assists in representation of various Developments of Regional Impact (DRIs) throughout Florida with permitting and development issues for office, mixed-use, and large-scale residential projects.
 
Awards & Recognition
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Leadership Florida, Class XXXIV
 
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Super Lawyers Magazine 2010-2016, Listed in Florida as a "Rising Star" for Land Use/Zoning, General Litigation, and Government/Cities/Municipalities
 
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Miami Today, Best Legal Leaders, 2014
 
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Latino Leaders Magazine, Rising Executive Latinos of Miami, 2014
 
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Cuban American Bar Association, Presidential Award Recipient, 2012
 
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Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 2009, Recognized as a "40 Under 40" Outstanding Lawyer of Miami-Dade County
 
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Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2009, Listed as an "Up and Coming" Lawyer
 
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City of Miami, Commendation for Excellence
 
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Miami-Dade County, Proclamation for Excellence
 
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Miami Fellows, Class V
 
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Minority Chamber of Commerce, Young Professional of the Year
 
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ABA Law Student Division 2004-2005, Silver Key Recipient
 
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Florida College Student of the Year, 2002
 
 
Legislative Accomplishments
 
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United Way of Miami-Dade's Public Service Leadership Award, 2016
 
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Miami-Dade Children's Trust, Champion for Children Recipient, 2016
 
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Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Champion of the Heart, 2016
 
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Pace Center for Girls, Legislative Champion, 2016
 
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Volunteer Florida, Champion of Service, 2015
 
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National Association for Insurance and Financial Advisors (Florida), Legislator of the Year, 2015
 
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Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters, Legislator of the Year, 2015
 
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Florida Bankers Association, Distinguished Legislator, 2015
 
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Associated Industries of Florida, 100% Club, 2015
 
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Miami River Commission, Friend of the River, 2014-2016
 
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Florida League of Cities, Legislative Appreciate Award, 2015 & 2016
 
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WOW Center, Super Hero of the Year Award, 2014
 
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Florida Dental Association, Legislator of the Year, 2014; Champion of Dentistry, 2016
 
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American Sustainable Business Council, Clean Energy Champion, 2013
 
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American Conservative Union, Top 10 Young Leaders in America
 
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Florida Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Honor Roll, 2011-2016
 
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American Council of Young Political Leaders, Participant, 2013
 
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Miami Lighthouse for the Blind, "Music Under the Stars," Honoree, 2013
 
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Associated Builders and Contractors, Legislative Award, 2011-2016
 
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Florida Association for Insurance Reform, Legislator of the Year, 2013
 
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Home Care Association of Florida, Legislative Advocate Award, 2013
 
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Voice for Children Foundation, Most Valuable Protectors (MVP) Leadership Award, 2012
 
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Our Kids of Miami-Dade County, Outstanding Legislator, 2011
 
Published Works & Lectures
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University of Miami Graduation, Alumni Speaker, 2016
 
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Southeastern Interfraternity Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2016
 
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Southern Legislative Conference, Energy Policy Briefing Panelist, 2014
 
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Conservative Political Action Conference, Speaker, 2014
 
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Florida International University, Commencement Speaker, 2014
 
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Southeastern College, Commencement Speaker, 2014
 
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Nova Southeastern University's Shepard Broad Law Center, "Energy Seminar," Panelist, 2014
 
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Conservative Political Action Conference, Emcee, 2013
 
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Southern States Energy Board, Energy Policy Briefing Panelist, 2013
 
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Florida Atlantic Building Association, "How Tallahassee Affects Your Business," 2013
 
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RSLC Future Majority Caucus Summit, Featured Speaker, 2013
 
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Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Legislative Panelist, 2013
 
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Leading the Way: Energy & Power through Legislative Leadership, Southern States Energy Board, Policy Briefing 2013
 
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Economic Development Council of South Dade, Legislative Panelist, 2013
 
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Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Annual Meeting, Legislative Panelist, 2012
 
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Florida Association of Health Plans Annual Meeting, Legislative Panelist, 2012
 
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Aon Benfield's Catastrophe Summit, Legislative Panelist, 2011
 
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Fortis College, Commencement Speaker, 2011
 
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City College, Commencement Speaker, 2011
 
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University of Miami Leadership Summit, Keynote Speaker, 2007
 
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ABA Mid-Year Meeting, Moderator, Law Student Outreach Program, 2007
 
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American Student Government Association Conference, Featured Speaker, 2007
 
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St. Brendan Senior High School, Commencement Speaker, 2007
 
Professional Memberships & Activities
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Florida House of Representatives, Regulatory Affairs Committee, Chairman, 2014-2016; Energy & Utilities Committee, Chairman, 2012-2014
 
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Southern States Energy Board, Board of Directors
 
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Public Service Commission Nominating Council, Chairman
 
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Energy Producing States Coalition, Board of Directors
 
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Miami-Dade Legislative Delegation, Chairman
 
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Republican State Leadership Committee, Future Majority Caucus Executive Board
 
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University of Miami Young Alumni Leadership Council, Founding Member
 
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Children's Trust of Miami-Dade, Board Member
 
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University of Miami Alumni Association, Board of Directors & Reunion Committee, Member
 
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Cuban American Bar Association, Past Board Member, Legislative Committee Vice Chair
 
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American Bar Association, House of Delegates and Governance Commission, Florida Bar Under 35 Delegate
 
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Dade County Bar Association, Member
 
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Urban Land Institute (ULI), Young Leaders, Member
 
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Hispanic National Bar Association, Member
 
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The Florida Bar, Environmental and Land Use Law Section, Member
 
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American Bar Association, State and Local Government Law Section, Member
 
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American Bar Association, Land Use, Planning, and Zoning Committee, Member
 
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St. Brendan High School Alumni Board, President, 2010-2015
 
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Beacon Council, Board of Directors, 2012-2014
 
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Coral Gables Community Relations Board, Past Member
 
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Beacon Council, Young Leaders Taskforce, Past Member
 
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National Conference of State Legislators, Natural Resources & Infrastructure Standing Committee, 2013
 
Related Professional Experience
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Contestant on NBC's "The Apprentice", Season Five, New York
 
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Andrx Corporation, Florida
 
Other Languages
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Spanish
 



Jose Felix Diaz

Practice
Real Estate
Education
Certificate, University of Idaho, 2014; Energy Policy Planning
J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 2005; American Review of International Arbitration, Senior Editor
B.A., University of Miami, 2002; with honors
Bar Admissions
Florida
 
 
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