Andres Diaz Jr., is an associate attorney at McKinney & Namei, primarily handling immigration, criminal defense, and family law matters. An immigrant himself, Andres came to the United States from Mexico at a young age after his father, Andres Diaz Sr., a migrant farm worker, was granted amnesty in the 1980s. From a young age, Andres has helped the immigrant community as an interpreter and translator. After graduating from Illinois State University, Andres attended the University of Akron School of Law on a full scholarship.
- Interning at Community Legal Aid’s Immigration division—assisting clients with family visa petitions and naturalization.
- Akron Law Clinic’s Inmate Assistance Program—visiting jails and meeting with inmates in need of legal research and assistance.
- Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio—assisting attorneys with legal research and writing, as well as helping an inmate serving a life sentence with a petition for executive clemency, which was granted by President Obama.
- Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, representing a detained female Central American asylum seeker before the immigration court. Then a student, Andres won the clinic’s first ever asylum case, based on persecution by a gang for membership in a particular social group.