Ms. Garcia is an experienced litigator and a Partner in the San Antonio office. She concentrates her practice on civil litigation, with an emphasis on insurance defense. Her areas of practice include personal injury litigation, wrongful death litigation, premises liability litigation, and construction defect litigation. She also regularly defends homeowners insurance companies in first-party litigation involving allegations of bad faith and Texas Insurance Code violations.
Prior to joining Royston Rayzor, Ms. Garcia served as a Felony Prosecutor with the Bexar County District Attorney's Office. While there she successfully prosecuted numerous felony and misdemeanor cases.
Ms. Garcia also served as General Counsel to the Honorable Trey Martinez Fischer for the 79th Legislative Session. During her time at the State Capitol, she drafted legislation, committee substitutes, and floor amendments. She also advised on pending legislation in the Committees on Civil Practices and State Affairs.
Ms. Garcia is a native of San Antonio and a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School. She is an active member in the community and has been invited numerous times by schools and organizations such as UTSA, the Valero Mentor Program, the St. Mary’s Minority Pre-Law Symposium, the Edgewood Independent School District, and the Mexican American Bar Association to speak on topics of higher education and women in the law.
Ms. Garcia was included in S.A. Scene’s list of the Best Lawyers in San Antonio in 2018 and 2019 and Top Personal Injury Defense Lawyers in 2021. The National Diversity Council awarded her their Top 50 Women Lawyers award in 2019 and their Top Women Lawyer award in 2021 at the annual Texas Diversity Summit.
- Legal DiversityOctober 22, 2019
Publications & Speeches
- Essay, Fordice, United States v. (1992), The Oxford Companion to the Supreme Court of the United StatesOxford University Press (2005)
- Comment, The Paper School House: The Business of Texas Charter Schools and Their Effect on the Minority Student Population5 Scholar: 259 (2003)
- Article, Co-Author, The Effect of Outsourcing on ImmigrationThe Texas Minority Counsel (2005)
Honors & Distinctions
American Bar Association & Bureau of National Affairs, Award for Excellence in Study of Labor & Employment Law, June 2004
Hispanic National Bar Moot Court Competition, National Title of Best Oralist, Alburquerque, New Mexico, March 2004
Editorial Board Member, The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Minority Issues 2003 - 2004; Staff Writer 2002 - 2003
- St. Mary's University of Law, San Antonio, Texas, Juris Doctor, May 2004
- Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, Bachelor of Science May 1999, Psychology
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
Memberships & Affiliations
- Mexican American Bar Association
- Hispanic National Bar Association
- American Bar Association