Diego Weiner grew up immersed in the world of criminal defense. Throughout his formative years, he proudly watched his father, Jeff Weiner (a former President of NACDL), fight to defend the Bill of Rights as a criminal defense lawyer. For Diego, being a criminal defense lawyer is more than a career, it’s a calling.
Diego received an academic scholarship to and is a graduate of St. Thomas School of Law in Miami, Florida. He is a member of The Florida Bar. He interned with both the Broward County Public Defender’s Office in Fort Lauderdale and the Federal Defender’s Office for the Southern District of Florida. He also clerked at Jeffrey S. Weiner, P.A., where he assisted in countless state and Federal criminal cases as a law clerk, investigator, forensic interpreter and translator. He is fluent in Spanish as well as English. Diego is also admitted to the United States Supreme Court Bar.
Diego specializes in state, federal and international criminal cases. He is heavily involved in investigation/pre-arrest representation, trial practice and appellate practice. Diego represents clients throughout the United States in state and Federal courts and in several foreign countries. Diego Weiner is knowledgeable in all aspects of firearms and has trained extensively.
Diego serves on the FACDL-Miami Chapter Board of Directors.
Diego Weiner was a guest speaker for the National Organization for the Normalization of Marijuana Laws (N.O.R.M.L.) during their 2019 meeting in Key West, Florida. On “stand your ground” laws. Diego is a published author (2016) in the peer-reviewed publication, The Champion, published by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a proud member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has been selected to serve on the Fourth Amendment Committee in the organization.
Diego has worked for national political campaigns and has long been involved in national civic organizations. He is an alumnus of McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland where he majored in Political Science and International Studies. His studies took him throughout Latin America and Europe. During his time as a student at McDaniel College, he was twice elected team captain of his NCAA college varsity football team. Diego is an alumnus of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.