3003 Tamiami Trail North
Naples, FL 34103
Phone: (239) 298-5211
Fax: (239) 298-5236
Sonia M. Diaz
Sonia M. Diaz is “AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated” by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest rating an attorney can receive for their professional ethics and legal ability by their peers. www.martindale.com/ratings. She has also been named as one of Florida’s “Legal Elite” by Florida Trend. Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in Naples, Sonia graduated from Naples High in 1994 and obtained her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida three years later. After spending some time in the workforce, she attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law and received her Juris Doctorate in 2002. In law school, Sonia received Book Awards in Appellate Advocacy and Human Rights Law, served as a teaching assistant for Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing courses, assisted professors Lars and Barbara Noah in researching and editing their book Law, Medicine & Technology (2002), and was awarded a Pro Bono Certificate for her contributions to the community and legal profession. Upon graduating from law school, Sonia began working as an associate attorney with Michael Coleman, Bill Hazzard and Damian Taylor, and became a partner with the firm in 2013.
Sonia represents businesses and individuals in a variety of matters, including commercial landlord-tenant litigation; construction defect and lien litigation on behalf of general contractors, sub-contractors and owners; complex real estate and personal property disputes; disputes involving employment and non-compete agreements; shareholder disputes; business torts and general contract litigation, at both the trial and appellate levels. She has considerable experience in the courtroom, but also assists clients in resolving disputes through mediation or arbitration when appropriate. Sonia is a member of the Business Law, Trial Lawyers and Appellate Practice sections of the Florida Bar. She has been licensed to practice law since 2002, and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts as well as the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Sonia is deeply committed to serving our community and the legal profession. She has served as President of the Collier County Bar Association (2014-15), President of the Collier County Bar Foundation (2013-14), President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Collier County Bar Association (2006-07), is a Director of the Collier County Bar Association (2007 – present) and member of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association (2002 – present). Sonia was honored with the 2015 Leaders in the Law Award from the Florida Association of Women Lawyers. She is also a member of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce Leadership Collier Class of 2012, and is active with the Leadership Collier Alumni Association. Sonia was an Officer and Director of the Collier County Children’s Advocacy Center (2004-11) and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Grace Place for Children and Families. In her free time, Sonia enjoys traveling, photography, hiking and spending time outdoors with her husband and son.