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Mariano Garcia was born in Argentina.  His family immigrated to
the United States when he was eight years old. He lived in New York
City until his family moved to Florida in the late 1970s.  He attended
the University of Florida where he graduated with a B.S. in Building
Construction and went to work for Centex-Rooney Construction Company.
Mr. Garcia obtained a general contractor’s license and then decided to
attend law school. Mr. Garcia obtained his law degree from St. Thomas
University School of Law where he served as articles editor for the Law


Upon graduation, he began practicing in West Palm Beach
representing individual and institutional clients in personal injury and
commercial litigation matters.  Mr. Garcia has been practicing in
West Palm Beach since 1994.  He has proudly represented
many people in state and federal court trials.  He has achieved an AV
rating from Martindale Hubbell, a testament to the fact that a lawyer's
peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.  He
has also obtained the distinction of becoming a member of both the
Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
Forum as a result of obtaining exceptional results for his clients.


He is active in the community, having served as President of
the Hispanic Bar Association of Palm Beach County in 2000-01.  He is also a member of the Board of
Directors of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County and currently
serves as President of the Board.  He is also on the Board of
Governors of the Historical Society of Palm Beach County.  In his
spare time, Mr. Garcia enjoys flying and boating. He is married to
Shelley Garcia, a native Floridian and fellow Florida Gator alumni. 
They have two wonderful children and reside in West Palm Beach.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 100%



Contingent (25-40%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Mariano. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Miguel Amador

    Mariano is an excellent attorney who provided zealous representation for his clients in death case we worked on several years ago. He was a consummate professional during the length of the case.


    Miguel Amador Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley

2139 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409


FLMember in Good Standing199406/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certified - Civil TrialFlorida Bar2013
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates ForumMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2009
Top 100 Florida Trial LawyersAmerican Trial Lawyers Association2009
AV RatingMartindale-Hubbell2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneySearcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley2011 - Present
AttorneyGonzalez & Garcia2002 - 2011
AttorneyConroy, Simberg, Ganon, Krevans, Abel, Lurvey, Morrow & Schefer, P.A.1999 - 2002
AttorneyRicca & Whitmire, PA1994 - 1999
Association namePosition nameDuration
YMCABoard Member2012 - Present
Forum Club of the Palm BeachesBoard of Directors2011 - Present
American Board of Trial AdvocatesBoard Member2011 - Present
15th Circuit Court Judicial Nominating CommissionCommissioner2010 - Present
Historical Society of Palm Beach CountyBoard of Governors2009 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationTop 100 Florida Trial Lawyers2009 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationEagle Member2009 - Present
Palm Beach County Justice AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach CountyBoard of Trustees2002 - Present
Palm Beach County Bar AssociationMember1994 - Present
Hispanic Bar Association of Palm Beach CountyBoard of Directors1994 - Present
Forum Club of the Palm BeachesBoard of Directors2011 - 2012
Hispanic Bar Association of Palm Beach CountyPresident2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Earl Hebert v. Karen Rosengarten$2,500,000.00
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
University of FloridaBuilding ConstructionBS - Bachelor of Science1990