Nestor Diaz, Esq. is a first-generation Dominican American. Nestor’s parents Nestor Diaz, Sr., and mother Milagros Diaz-Perez immigrated from the Dominican Republic to escape the oppressive dictatorship of Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. His parents came to the United States to give their children the freedom and opportunities that were no longer available in their native country.
As a result of observing the many hardships that his parents and other members of the community underwent as immigrants, Nestor knew that he wanted a career in public service. After graduating from high school, he enrolled at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to
pursue a degree in Government and Public Administration.
While attending John Jay, Nestor interned at the New York State Attorney General’s Office in the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection. While in that position with the Attorney General, he assisted agency attorneys in advising consumers of their rights and also investigated allegations of fraud. Upon completion of this internship, Nestor began working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.), where he was assigned to the Investigative Support Information Systems Unit. This unit provided valuable information to the Special Agents investigating domestic terrorism and organized crime.
In 1986, Nestor graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government and Public Administration. Thereafter, he began pursuing a Doctorate in Jurisprudence at St. John’s University School of Law. After completing his first year, Nestor Diaz obtained a position as a Summer Associate with the Office of the New York State Special Prosecutor. As a Summer Associate, he aided in the prosecution of the famous “Howard Beach” case, as well as other high- profile cases involving discrimination and police corruption.
Upon graduating from the St. John’s University School of Law in 1989, Nestor continued his career in public service as a Special Assistant to the City of New York’s Corporation Counsel for the Commissioner of Social Services. In this capacity, he worked to advance the rights of children and families by prosecuting non-payment of child support cases.
In 1996, Nestor became a Senior Assistant District Attorney with the Kings County District Attorneys’ Office. He prosecuted cases of domestic violence, civil rights violations and economic crimes.
In 2001, Nestor started his own law practice in Queens, New York, focusing in the areas of criminal law, immigration law, family law and civil litigation.