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 started her own legal practice representing low-income families, victims of domestic violence, small businesses, nonprofits, and governmental entities. In the public sector, Monique 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. She has written codes of ethics and investigated ethics complaints against elected officials, and has been recognized for her commitments to providing pro bono services, and to the ongoing study of the law. 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 volunteering with nonprofits representing diverse and at-risk communities in Bexar County. Monique currently sits on the Mayor's Commission on the Status of Women and is a Board Member of the Maestro Entrepreneur Center. She is a member of the Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, and the former President of the St. Mary’s School of Law Family Law Association and a former Texas Exes San Antonio Chapter Board Member.