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Attorney is an experienced civil litigator and a trained mediator.  Her practice includes employment law and business disputes.  Employment law comprises a wide range of issues including wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, disability issues, wage and hour laws, contract issues, defamation, and more. Her experience also encompasses cases involving personal disputes, government tort claims, civil rights law, and catastrophic injury claims. In addition, attorney practices preventive law, counseling clients toward maintaining a safe and legally compliant workplace.  Ms. Birge has successfully negotiated and mediated resolutions on behalf of many clients, and is a trained mediator.  Evaluative or facilitative dispute resolution services are available for a wide range of issues.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 20%
    16 years
  2. Sexual Harassment: 20%
    15 years
  3. Discrimination: 20%
    15 years
  4. Business: 20%
    16 years
  5. Employment & Labor: 20%
    15 years



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  • Mark Chambers

    Marian congratulations on your win, in not only the trial court but the Court of Appeals, in the COSCO vs. SIRY case! Mark A. Chambers Attorney at Law


    Mark Chambers Federal Crime Attorney
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  • Theresa Suzanne Hofmeister

    Marian is a very knowledgeable, competent and helpful attorney.


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Contact info

Garcia & Birge APC

345 W. Ninth Ave
Suite. 200
Encinitas, CA, 92024

Garcia & Birge A P C

345 W. Ninth Ave
Suite. 200
Escondido, CA, 92024



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certificate of AppreciationNorth County Bar Association2008
American Jurisprudence AwardLawyers Cooperative Publishing1995
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner/ShareholderGarcia & Birge A P C2000 - Present
Panel MemberAppellate Defenders, Inc.2000 - 2003
AssociateSingleton & Associates1997 - 1999
Of CounselCivil & Criminal Appeals1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego North County Bar AssociationDirector2015 - Present
Legacy XXI InstituteAssisted w/ First International Social Action Film Festival2009 - Present
American Inns of CourtBarrister2008 - 2011
USD School of Law Moot Court McLennon Honors Competition"Judge"2007 - 2008
Association of Trial Lawyers of AmericaMember2006 - 2007
Appellate DefendersPanel Member2000 - 2003
North San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2000
San Diego County Bar AssociationMember1995 - 2005
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1995 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Cosco Fire Protection Inc. v Siry investments, Moe Siry, and Related CasesPrevailed with unanimous jury verdict, Court awarded $347,000.00 in attorneys fees.
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Publication nameTitleDate
North County Lawyer MagazineLessons From a Six Week Trial2013
Litigating the Workplace Harassment Case (First Ed.)Co-Author,chapter titled: Voir Dire and Plaintiff's Opening Statement; publication date TBD: announced 20102010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Cazenovia CollegeN/AOther - BachelorsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Association of Latino MerchantsDisability Access Lawsuits2012
PresentationWomen in the Workplace2011
People's Law SchoolEmployment Law2009
"Preventing Harassment in the Workplace" Training WorkshopsMandatory Harassment Training for Managers, Supervisors, Human Resource Professionals, Executives2009