Diego is an attorney at Vreeland Law practicing in the areas of employment, discrimination, sexual misconduct, wage and hour, and appeals. He has a long history of advocacy for the rights of workers and those injured by the imbalance of power.
Before joining Vreeland Law, Diego worked as an attorney at the Washington Wage Claim Project in Seattle where he represented primarily low-wage, immigrant workers in individual and class action wage and hour claims.
Diego graduated from Seattle University School of Law where he received several awards and graduated cum laude. During law school, Diego served as an Extern for the Washington State Attorney General’s Office Labor & Industries Division and the Washington State Senate. He was awarded the prestigious Leadership for Justice fellowship by Seattle University School of Law to work for the National Employment Law Project. There, Diego advocated for workers through legislation, impact litigation, and community organizing.
After law school, Diego was also selected to serve as a judicial clerk to Justice Debra L. Stephens of the Washington State Supreme Court.
Diego has been recognized as a Super Lawyer Rising Star every year since 2019, and received the 2021 Public Service & Leadership Award from the WSBA Young Lawyers Committee. He is a 2019 graduate of the Washington Leadership Institute at the University of Washington School of Law. He serves on the Board of the WSAJ Justice for All PAC, is Co-Chair of the WSAJ Employment Law Section, and is Co-Editor of the 2022 WSAJ Employment Law Deskbook.
Diego is a member of the Washington State Association for Justice, Washington Employment Lawyers Association, and the Latino/a Bar Association of Washington. He has been active as a volunteer with LBAW in providing legal advice and assistance in its community clinics.
He is a native Spanish speaker with fluency in Japanese and Portuguese. In his free time, Diego enjoys spending time with his wife and three young children, eating all things vegan and playing music.