Diana Macias Valdez represents employers in all aspects of employment law. Her practice focuses on day-to-day, preventative counseling to employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including preparation of employment agreements, manuals and policies; advice on employee hiring, discipline and terminations; assistance with internal investigations; and advice on wage and hour, Obamacare and employee leave issues.
Ms. Valdez has extensive experience in handling employment litigation in state and federal court and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission.
She has successfully defended employers in matters involving claims of race, sex, age, religious, national origin, and disability discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and contractual claims.
Ms. Valdez was named a “Texas Super Lawyer” in 2014 and 2015. She was also named a "Texas Rising Star" in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014 by the publishers of Texas Monthly and Law & Politics Magazine. Ms. Valdez was selected as the "Boss of the Year" by the El Paso County Legal Support Association in 2010.
A native El Pasoan, Ms. Valdez has extensive ties to the El Paso community and surrounding region.
She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center Against Family and Sexual Violence, Homegrown El Paso, Legal Charitable Foundation of El Paso, El Paso Opera and Texas Tech Law School Foundation. She is currently serving her second term as President of the El Paso Women's Bar Association and previously served on the Board of Directors of the El Paso Bar Association.
Ms. Valdez is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, El Paso Bar Association, and the Texas Association of Defense Counsel. Ms. Valdez was recently selected to serve as a member of the local chapter of the American Inns of Court, an organization comprised of attorneys and members of the local state and federal judiciary who are committed to fostering excellence in professionalism, ethics, and legal skills in the practice of law.