Malorie Winne Diaz
Originally from upstate New York, Malorie Winne Diaz earned her undergraduate degree from Ithaca College in 2008. Fluent in Spanish, she spent two years teaching English (both written and spoken) in Barcelona, Spain. She earned her Juris Doctorate from Roger Williams University School of Law in Rhode Island. After graduation, she had the good fortune to relocate to St. Thomas to work as an appellate law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Rhys S. Hodge at the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands. During her time at the court, she drafted bench memos and opinions for both civil and criminal cases, and analyzed issues of first impression in the Virgin Islands judiciary.
Malorie joined Dudley Rich in January, 2017, where she is a valued associate who has contributed greatly to the work of the firm.
Areas of Practice:
Malorie focuses mainly on commercial litigation, real estate, banking, insurance, and land use disputes. She has prepared appellate briefs for the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands and the Third Circuit, and has argued an appeal before the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands. Malorie also advises condominium and homeowners associations.
Malorie enjoys being a part of the community and volunteers at many local events. She serves as a Trustee on the All Saints Cathedral School’s Board, is a member of My Brother’s Workshop’s Fundraising Committee, and coaches dance for Sparks’ production of Dancing with the V.I. Stars. Malorie is an active member of the Virgin Islands Bar Association, is a member of the Moot Court committee and serves as Chair of the Young Lawyers Committee. She was honored to receive the 2018 VI Bar President’s Award for her significant work on behalf of the legal community, and in 2017 she received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Congresswoman Stacey E. Plaskett for providing disaster legal services in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Bar Memberships, Professional Affiliations & Offices Held:
2014-Present Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
2017-Present Member, New York Bar Association
2017-Present Member, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2017-present Member, Moot Court Committee, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2018 Public Service Director, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2018 Chair, Scholarship Committee, Virgin Islands Bar Association Chair,
2020 Member, Young Lawyers Committee, Virgin Islands Bar Association
2012-Present Member, American Bar Association;
2012-Present Member, Young Lawyers Division, American Bar Association
2018-2019 Associate editor, tyl, American Bar Association
2018, 2020 VI Delegate, American Bar Association
Civic Organizations and Other Affiliations:
2018-Present Board Trustee, All Saints Cathedral School
2018-Present Chair, Bylaws & Regulatory Compliance Committee, All Saints Cathedral School
2020-Present Executive Committee Secretary, All Saints Cathedral School
2016-Present Fundraising Committee, My Brothers Workshop
2016-Present Coach, Sparks’ Dancing with The V.I. Stars