Monique Diaz was born in San Antonio, Texas, where she and her two brothers were raised by their Puerto Rican mother and Dominican father. Monique successfully earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and law degree from St. Mary’s University School of Law. Along the way, she developed her passion for working with families and children. Monique focused her studies on early childhood education in low-income populations. In law school, Monique remained committed to serving families and children while working at the Child Support Division of the Attorney General’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Monique’s legal practice has taken her through a variety of legal fields with a focus on litigation. She represents low-income families, victims of domestic violence, civil litigants and small businesses. In the public sector, Monique has represented non-profit and government agencies, and served as a City Attorney and City Prosecutor charged with the duties of drafting and enforcing ordinances for municipalities statewide, including the cities of Big Wells, Carrizo Springs, Dilley, Elmendorf, Pearsall, Pleasanton, Poteet and Somerset. Today, Monique’s general law practice is geared toward arriving at more positive solutions for all involved through a collaborative prism known as integrative law, often utilizing forms of dispute resolution, mediation, restorative justice, collaborative practice and even social sciences.
Throughout her career, Monique has given back to her community by serving as a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, a member of the Save the Children Federation, and a volunteer with Family Violence Prevention Services. Further, she is former President of the St. Mary’s School of Law Family Law Association, a former Texas Exes San Antonio Chapter Board Member and Texas Tailgate Chair, the former President and Finance Chair of the Bexar County Young Democrats, former Press Secretary for the Texas Young Democrats, former Young Democrats of America National Convention Co-Chair, and a Bexar County Democratic Party Precinct Chair. Monique was recently appointed to the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women, and she has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local causes and candidates focused on addressing San Antonio’s needs.