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Joel Garcia

Garcia Law Group, Professional Corporation
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Joel Garcia
Garcia Law Group, Professional Corporation
Los Angeles,

Mr. Garcia attended Thomas Jefferson School of Law. During law school, Mr. Garcia was elected by his peers as President of the Moot Court Honor Society and was an Editor of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review. Both memberships sharpened his advocacy skills in oral argument and writing—skills that later proved to be invaluable in the courtroom.

Upon graduation, Mr. Garcia took and passed the California Bar Exam on his first attempt. Mr. Garcia began working with a prominent criminal defense law firm in Los Angeles. During his time there, Mr. Garcia was in courtrooms nearly every day in Los Angeles County and surrounding counties. Mr. Garcia won several trials and worked on misdemeanor and felony cases including: DUI’s, murder, domestic violence, drug crimes, manslaughter, sex crimes, restraining orders, and theft offenses among many other types of crimes.

In 2019, Mr. Garcia graduated from La Pier’s DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. He is certified in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests under the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration). This certification is typically only provided to law enforcement. This training has allowed Mr. Garcia to better serve his clients accused of DUI by meticulously cross-examining the arresting officers.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Garcia is constantly sharpening his skills. Mr. Garcia is a graduate of the Trial Advocacy Program of the Los Angeles County Bar Association. There, Mr. Garcia learned to think like a prosecutor and was provided the opportunity to prosecute cases in Los Angeles.

With a passion for trial advocacy, Mr. Garcia is also a graduate of the California Public Defenders Association, Trial Skills Institute. A specialized training focused exclusively on criminal defense trials.

Mr. Garcia is compassionate and understands that his clients are in fear of incarceration and the devastating consequences a conviction can have on their lives. For this reason, Mr. Garcia believes in open and honest communication with his clients. Mr. Garcia explains the process and possible consequences. Whether it’s in-person, by telephone or email, keeping his clients updated is a daily priority.

Mr. Garcia is proud of the positive reviews many clients have written for his commitment to their cases.

State Bar of California
U.S. District Court, Central District of California
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
California Public Defenders Association
California DUI Lawyers Association
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
Criminal Courts Bar Association of Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Mexican-American Bar Association
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Juris Doctor
Moot Court Honor Society, President
Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Editor
California State University, Fullerton, B.A. Criminal Justice
Moot Court, Member
La Pier’s DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2019
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Certification, Irvine, CA
Trial Advocacy Program, graduate, 2019, LACBA, Los Angeles, CA
California Public Defenders Association, 48th Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute, 2019, University of San Diego
California DUI Lawyers Association, Felipe Plascencia Memorial Seminar, 2019, Long Beach, CA
Evidence Skills Workshop, Trial Advocacy Program, 2019, Los Angeles, CA
California Public Defenders Association, 10th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute, June 1-2, 2018, Monterey, CA
Master of Cross Examination: Larry Pozner, 2018, San Diego, CA
Witness Examination Skills Workshop, Trial Advocacy Program, 2018, Los Angeles, CA
Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments, Winter Seminar, 2018, Los Angeles, CA

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