Overview

Fernando L. Diaz focuses his practice in a variety of areas including environmental litigation, complex litigation, insurance coverage, product liability, and class action litigation. Fernando has also worked with businesses and individuals regarding environmental regulatory matters, and business economic loss claims.

Prior to attending law school, Fernando was the business development manager at a mass-tort litigation firm where he worked closely with businesses, chambers of commerce, and forensic accountants to recover lost profits relating to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill of 2010. He also worked with businesses in a product liability class action, and assisted individuals in obtaining EB-5 Investor Visas.

Awards

  • 2014, ABA Section of Litigation, Judicial Intern Opportunity Program (JIOP) Alumni
  • 2015, CALI Award for highest grade in Jurisprudence
  • 2015, Frederick Green Moot Court Finalist
  • 2015, Best Note Award, University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy
  • 2015, Dean’s List
  • 2016, Joseph W. Rickert Award for Excellence in Legal Writing
  • 2016, Pro Bono Notation
  • 2016, Dean’s List

Education

  • J.D., 2016, cum laude, University of Illinois College of Law
  • B.A., 2010, University of Florida

Bar Admissions

  • State of Indiana, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, 2016
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana, 2016
Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

  • Associate, Indianapolis American Inn of Court
  • Member, Indianapolis Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member, Indiana Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
    • Member, Public Relations Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association, Section of Litigation
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