Monica R. Garcia



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


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


  • 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


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 and 28th Editions of The Best Lawyers in America for my work in Product Liability Litigation – Defendants


Super Lawyer 2021Martindale-Hubble Distinguished 2020