Jonathan M. Diocares

johnMr. Diocares is an Associate Attorney at Zipris LaValle, P.A. Mr. Diocares was born and raised in Miami, FL, leaving South Florida only to continue his academic career. Mr. Diocares grew up in South Florida and attended high school in Key Biscayne, FL graduating with honors. He then went on to attend Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Minor in Business Administration. Through his college career, Mr. Diocares developed a higher understanding of critical thinking and strategic analysis using variables and real-world scenarios. After attaining these attributes, he continued to hone and utilize these skills in law school.

After graduating from Florida State University in 2007, Mr. Diocares continued his academic pursuits and attended law school in Jacksonville, FL at Florida Coastal School of Law. Mr. Diocares joined several organizations and groups; motivated to learn and mold his character. Notably, he was selected as a member of the E. Robert Williams Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court. It was there that he met and socialized with top attorneys in Jacksonville within the Workers’ Compensation field of law. Further, Mr. Diocares was selected to the Immigrant Rights Clinic at Coastal Law. In the Clinic, he used his skills to help underserved individuals in the community. He retained Clinic clients serving as their attorney and worked several immigration cases from retention to completion. At the same time, he clerked for the Law Firm of Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger, Tetzeli & Pratt, P.A.—a prominent immigration law firm. Through his active role in the immigrant communities of Jacksonville, Mr. Diocares developed
a passion and drive to help individuals in this particular field which continues to motivate him as an Associate Attorney at Zipris LaValle, P.A.

Mr. Diocares is the head attorney for immigration cases at Zipris LaValle, P.A. His caseload includes naturalization cases, U Visa cases, BIA cases, Marriage Adjustments and complex immigration litigation cases, to name a few. As an attorney dealing primarily with individuals in a field saturated with emotion, Mr. Diocares has a warm compassion toward his clients and their cases and uses this as deep motivation in achieving successful legal results.

Areas of Law

  • Immigration
  • Property Damage
  • Business Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • Washington D.C., 2012 (Planning)


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor 2011
  • Florida State University, B.S. 2007

Professional Affiliations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Other Information

  • Aspiring to get his license as a Real Estate Sales Associate
  • Understands Tagalog and Pangasinan (Filipino dialects) and speaks conversational Spanish

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