Christina Díaz González is Of Counsel to SMGQ. Ms. González began her legal career in 1994 in the Miami office of Stearns Weaver Miller Weissler Alhadeff and Sitterson, P.A., where she was a member of the Litigation Department. She then formed her own firm, González & Rembold, P.A., developing a niche practice in the areas of immigration and social security disability law before joining González & Associates, P.A. and SMGQ.
Ms. González is admitted to practice law in all Florida state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. Given her breadth of experience and specialized knowledge, Ms. Gonzalez is routinely called upon to provide strategic guidance on key matters and to evaluate and provide specific insight in relation to immigration matters affecting the Firm's multi-national and foreign corporate clients.
In addition to her responsibilities to the Firm, Ms. González is focusing on her writing career and her debut novel, The Red Umbrella, published by Random House/Knopf and released in May of 2010. The Red Umbrella has received the 2010 Florida Book Award for Young Adult Fiction (Gold Medal), been featured as one of the Top Ten Books by the nationally recognized Summer Indie Next List, and was chosen as a 2010 Best Book for Kids by the Christian Science Monitor and 2010 Best Children’s Book by The Miami Herald. Ms. González’s second novel, A Thunderous Whisper, will be released by Random House/Knopf in 2012. More information on her writing career can be found at her author's website at www.ChristinaGonzalez.com.
Professional Memberships & Civic Activities
- The Florida Bar
- Cuban American Bar Association
- Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- Member of the Latino Identity Leadership Consortium
- J.D., magna cum laude, Florida State College of Law (1994)
- International Law Certificate Recipient, Colegio Universitario, Madrid, Spain (1992)
- B.B.A., University of Miami (1991), Accounting (Honors Program)
- Fluent in Spanish