San Francisco. Edward Garcia, Jr. concentrates his practice in all aspects of employment law. Mr. Garcia has extensive experience representing private and public sector employers of all sizes (including large national and multi-national corporations) as well as their managers and employees in lawsuits for discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, unfair competition, defamation, whistleblower claims, and various other tort claims. In this regard, he routinely handles claims made under various statutes, including Title VII, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the California Family Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, Mr. Garcia also defends businesses and property owners against disability access claims.
Mr. Garcia spends the majority of his time litigating matters in state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies such as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the California Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, and the California Workers Compensation Appeals Board. He also has extensive trial experience. As a former Deputy District Attorney, Mr. Garcia tried more than 20 cases to verdict before California juries.
Mr. Garcia has a strong track record of resolving complex matters effectively and efficiently. He regularly investigates and assesses risks, and provides advice and counsel to employers on defenses and litigation strategies. He is a skilled negotiator, which enables him assist clients in resolving disputes through favorable settlements. When feasible, Mr. Garcia uses his strong writing and advocacy skills to obtain favorable judgments for his clients through dispositive motions, such as motions for summary judgment.
McGeorge School of Law (J.D., 1994).
St. Mary's College of California (B.A., 1991).
State Bar of California
United States District Court for the Central District of California
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
United States District Court for the Southern District of California
United States District Court for the Northern District of California
Bar Association of San Francisco
State Bar of California
San Francisco La Raza Lawyers Association