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.
Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy Guide
NACDL’s Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence will assist criminal defense practitioners in scoring points when cross-examining forensic experts in cases involving DNA and biological evidence. This resource contains thousands of questions that will help defense lawyers cross-examine challenging witnesses without reinventing the wheel with each new case. It includes pattern questions that can be used to dominate prosecution DNA experts and level the playing field at trial.
Cross-Examination of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions (2nd Ed.) By James M. Shellow
Now in its second edition with some new material, James M. Shellow’s book offers what its title promises: ways of thinking about cross-examining the forensic analysts in drug cases. But the book is so much more than that. It offers a look inside the mind of one of the finest cross-examiners and defense lawyers the United States has produced in the last seventy years. This small book can inspire and direct you in making big changes in the way you defend your clients and think about the entire project of trying any case.
Justice For All, Justice Now White T-Shirt (Women’s)
This custom, vintage-faded NACDL t-shirt is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon weighing 5.2 oz. and is lightwieght, flexible and soft, providing maximum comfort. It features the "Justice For All, Justice Now" slogan and Lady Liberty image on the front, with the NACDL logo on the back. Currently available in both men's and women's sizes in both black and white colors. View the full line-up of colors and sizes on our online store, as well as our other popular and best-selling t-shirt designs at: nacdl.org/store.
Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
NACDL’s Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection is the sweeping culmination of every single article of written materials ever published from each installment of NACDL's annual "Defending Modern Drug Cases" seminar. Totaling over 12,000 pages, this vast collection includes 12+ years of motions, briefs, reports, outlines, transcripts, case citations, scholarly articles, powerpoints and other written commentaries. This collection provides trial strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your current cases.
Mental Illness & the Law: Addressing and Litigating Behavioral Health Disorders in Criminal Cases
Whether it is insanity, impairment, a disorder, or adolescent brain development; mental health and intellectual competence issues affect pretrial supervision, trial and sentencing, and your chances of successfully advocating for your impaired client. This training provides ideas and proven solutions to assist you in advocating for your client during trial, whether it be insanity defenses, jury selection, cross of expert witnesses, persuasion, or mitigation at sentencing.