Christopher A. Diaz
Christopher A. Diaz has more than 20 years of experience counseling and defending insurance carriers, self-insured employers, and third-party administrators in a variety of workers’ compensation matters. He has extensive experience overseeing claims across the state of New Jersey, as well as handling case assessments, settlement recommendations, claims reviews, and client relations meetings.
In addition to his years in private practice, Chris draws on experience as in-house counsel for two major insurance companies, where he was responsible for assessing all aspects of workers’ compensation claims from inception to closure. In this role, he also handled multiple court lists in varying venues, preparing pleadings and attorney litigation plans; providing exposure opinions; and negotiating and litigating contested matters.
Chris has represented employers and insurers in New Jersey throughout the entire workers’ compensation process. He has handled claims for his clients through trial and on appeal. His brief in the matter of Pauline Feltman v. Transistor Devices, Inc. helped guide the Appellate Division’s extensive analysis of the statutory requirements and needed proofs that a claimant must present in cardiovascular cases.
Honors & Awards
Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch — Workers’ Compensation Law – Employers, 2023
New Jersey’s Best Lawyers for Families, 2019
- New Jersey
- Rutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1998
- Rutgers Race & The Law Review: Founding Member; Managing Business Editor
- Seton Hall University, B.A., cum laude, 1995
- American Bar Association
- Bar Association of Puerto Rico
- Hispanic Bar Association of New Jersey
- Relay For Life
- Bubbles For Autism
- Girls on the Run New Jersey East
Publications & Events
- “The Art of Negotiation,” Shippensburg University, March 25, 2014
August 2, 2021