Greenberg Traurig's Roland Garcia Texas trial lawyer, community leader and minority mentor.


Roland Garcia is a founding shareholder and management group member of the Houston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP, an international law firm with 1900 attorneys in 38 locations around the world. He received his BBA from Baylor University with Honors and his JD from South Texas College of Law as an editor of the law review. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corp., OCS/PLC Officer Training Program. He served as a Briefing Attorney for the Texas Supreme Court. He worked his way through law school at night while working full time as a programmer analyst at Shell Oil Company. Licensed to practice law in the State of Texas, Garcia is a civil trial, appellate and governmental relations lawyer, leading a team of lawyers in many high profile cases. He has tried lawsuits in state and federal trial courts, and has argued appeals in state and federal appellate courts. In the last year alone, Garcia tried and won two major copyright infringement cases, tried to a successful result a significant commercial arbitration matter, and argued and won two major appeals--one in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and another in the Houston Fourteenth Court of Appeals, recently affirmed by the Texas Supreme Court. In these and many other high profile cases he has been quoted by the National Law Journal, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin-American Statesman, Texas Lawyer Magazine and others. He was named a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Monthly Magazine, and is rated "AV," the highest rating, by Martindale Hubbell legal directory.

In additional to his busy litigation practice, Garcia is a leader in the bar and the legal profession. He was the first minority elected President of the Houston Bar Association, the fifth largest voluntary bar association in the country, with over 11,000 members. He was elected state-wide as President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, with over 22,000 members. He was President of the Hispanic Bar Association and President of the Dispute Resolution Center. He was a Director of the State Bar of Texas, and was a Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation. He is a Fellow of the ABA, Texas and Houston Bar Foundations. He served on the Texas Supreme Court's Judicial Selection Task Force, Gender Fairness Task Force, and Rules Advisory Committee.

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