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The Dwyer Law Firm, LLC

550 Broad Street, Suite 704
Newark, NJ 07102

Phone: (973) 242-3636 
intake@thedwyerlawfirm.com

The Dwyer Law Firm, LLC serves clients throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area including the cities of Newark, Morristown, Jersey City, Hackensack, Elizabeth, Trenton, Atlantic City, Camden, New Brunswick, Freehold, Toms River, Paterson, Woodbridge, Paramus, East Orange, Plainfield, Princeton, Edison, Clifton, Passaic, Union City, Bayonne, Irvington, Union, Parsippany, Bloomfield, West Orange, Montclair and the counties of Atlantic, Bergen, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Essex, Hudson, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic and Union.

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Jonathan Diego | Special Counsel

Jonathan E. Diego has been a litigator in New Jersey since 1994. He is Special Counsel to the Firm. His practice focuses primarily on workers compensation, personal injury, employment law and civil rights. Jon’s practice also includes representing persons in criminal, municipal court and domestic violence matters.

Jon graduated cum laude from Mars Hill University, North Carolina, in 1989, and graduated from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden, in 1993. While attending both schools he received several academic scholarships. 

 

After law school, Jon was a judicial law clerk for the Hon. Arthur Guerrera, J.S.C. and the Hon. Robert Neustadter, J.S.C., both Judges of the Superior Court of New Jersey. From 1994 to 1999, Jon worked as a civil rights attorney, representing employees and other victims of discrimination. He handled cases in both federal and state courts, as well as proceedings before the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

From 1999 to 2003, Jon held several positions as a government attorney, working in the Office of the City Solicitor, Atlantic City, NJ; the Office of the Municipal Prosecutor, Camden, NJ; and the Office of the City Attorney, Camden, NJ. 

 

From 2003 to 2010, Jon worked at Miksis & Diego, where he continued to represent employees in discrimination and retaliation claims. He also handled workers compensation claims, personal injury claims, criminal defense, municipal court and domestic violence matters. From February 2010 through February 2013, Jon served as the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Atlantic City.

In his years of private and government practice, Jon has handled hundreds of trials and/or hearings involving workers compensation, employment law, civil rights, criminal, municipal court and domestic violence matters. Jon also knows from personal experience what it means to stand up for civil rights. As an attorney, he was a whistleblower who sued the City of Atlantic City, taking the government to trial, and winning a judgment of over $180,000.

 

In addition to his legal work, Jon has also devoted himself to serving his community. He has served as the pro bono legal adviser to the President of the N.J. Police Administrators Association, the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, and the Atlantic City branch of the NAACP. He also has coached young people in various sports including, but not limited to, football, basketball and weight training. Jon continues to mentor at risk youth, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Spanish Community Center and the Hispanic Leadership Association of New Jersey.

 

Jon is admitted to practice before the trial and appellate courts in the State of New Jersey.  He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. More detailed information about Jonathan Diego’s background and practice can be found at his personal website.

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey, 1994

  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit

Education

  • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey School of Law - Camden, Camden, New Jersey

    • J.D. - 1993

    • Honors: C. Clyde Ferguson Scholarship 1990-1993

    • Honors: Atlantic County Bar Association Haneman-Perskie Scholarship 1991-1993

    • Honors: Camden County Bar Foundation Plum Scholarship 1992-1993

    • Honors: Camden County Bar Foundation Daniel B. Toll Scholarship 1991-1992

    • Honors: Howard A. Massler Scholarship, 1991-1992

  • Mars Hill University, Mars Hill, North Carolina

    • B.A. cum laude - 1989

    • Honors: Grayson Academic Scholarship 1985-1989

    • Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha-National Political Science Honor Society, Director of Programs

    • Honors: Phi Alpha Theta-National History Honor Society

    • Major: History

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Justice James A. Coleman Worker's Compensation American Inn of Court

  • Sidney Reitman Employment Law American Inn of Court

  • Vincent S. Haneman American Inn of Court

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • Atlantic County Bar Association

  • Camden County Hispanic Bar Association

  • Camden County Bar Association