Diana Mendez is responsible for counseling clients through all phases of the government procurement process, including advising and representing clients with teaming arrangements, proposal preparation, responsiveness and responsibility review, minority and disadvantaged business enterprise certifications, contract negotiations, and bid protest litigation. In addition to her position at Llorente & Heckler, P.A., Diana is also a Director at LSN Partners, LLC, a Miami-based, full-service strategic business development, and consulting firm (www.lsnpartners.com).

Before joining Llorente & Heckler, P.A., Diana served as an attorney-advisor for the U.S. Small Business Administration in Herndon, Virginia, where she routinely reviewed loan purchase requests by SBA authorized lenders and advised the center director on whether the loans met SBA requirements. As a result, Diana is uniquely familiar with SBA loan requirements involving, among others, loan documentation, size standards and affiliation issues. Earlier experience includes counseling non-profit organizations on corporate formation and structure.

Diana received her B.A. in Economics and International Relations, magna cum laude, in 2006 from Florida International University. In 2010, she received her J.D., cum laude, from the American University, Washington College of Law, and an M.A. in International Affairs from American University’s School of International Service.

Email address

Contact Diana C. Mendez: DMendez@Llorenteheckler.com


• American University Washington College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, 20102010
• American University School of International Service, M.A., 2010. Masters in International Affairs.2010
• Florida International University, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, 2006. Double Major in Economics and International Affairs.2006

Professional Memberships

New Leaders Council - Miami Chapter, 2017 Fellow2017 Fellow
Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, Board Member2016 to Present
City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar. 2016 to Present2016 to Present
Dade County Bar Association. 2016 to Present2016 to Present
Miami-Dade Florida Association for Women Lawyers. 2015 to present2015 to present

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia Bar2011
Florida Bar2010

Practices & Industries

Litigation and Dispute Resolution-
Land Use and Government-
Government Contracts-

Honors & Awards

Super Lawyers Rising Stars2018 - 2020
Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) Leaders in the Law2020