Monica R. Garcia

PRACTICE AREAS

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J. D., 1996
  • Loyola Marymount University, B.B.A., 1991

Admitted

  • New Mexico
  • United States District Court, New Mexico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Member

  • ALFA International, Finance Committee
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Federal Bar Association, New Mexico Chapter, Past President/Board Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Member
  • Fellow, American Bar Association
  • H. Vearle Payne Inn of Court, Master Bencher
  • New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • The Trial Lawyer Honorary Society
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Tenth Circuit Historical Society, New Mexico State Vice President

Background

I have litigated in State and Federal Courts throughout New Mexico. I have tried cases in the areas of premises liability, trucking and transportation, medical malpractice, consumer law, and civil rights. I am also a past-participant in the Straus Institute Mediating the Litigated Case training program.  Since 2012, I am rated AV®Preeminent™, the highest possible rating, by Martindale-Hubbell®.  I have been recognized in ALM’s Top Lawyers of New Mexico, 2012 (Consumer Law) and 2013 (Consumer Law and Insurance Law). I have been selected as a Southwest Super Lawyer in 2015, 2016, 2020 and 2021. I have been selected by my peers for inclusion in the 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th and 29th Editions of The Best Lawyers in America for my work in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants

 

Super Lawyer 2021Martindale-Hubble Distinguished 2020