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Lawrence L. Garcia

Family Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Larry Garcia

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1980
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 1996

About Lawrence

Learn Lawrence’s areas of practice.

Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Credentialed Family law Mediator. Qualified children's Ad Litem/Amicus attorney. Minister Emeritus Hill Country Christian Church. Clients include San Antonio Alliance of Teachers and American Federation of Teachers for abuse and neglect alligations. Frequent referral attorney for U. S. State Department for Hague Convention cases

Mr. Garcia is now semi-retired and is focusing on serving as amicus attorney, ad litem attorney and family law mediator..

Location

Lawrence L. Garcia & Associates, P.C.
P. O. Box 6305
San Antonio, TX, 78209

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!
Mr. Garcia is amazing! He is easy to communicate with and extremely knowledgeable. Prior to the court hearing, he was so sure that the case would get dismissed (which is exactly what we wanted) and that is exactly what happened. In the courtroom, he speaks in such a confident and strategic manner that will keep you thinking HELL YEAH throughout the entire hearing. He's awesome and I'm glad he had our backs. Thank you so very much, Mr. Garcia. You were great!
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Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence
Larry is very professional, respectful, and calming. He will listen to your specific situation and with 30+ years of experience will execute the issue precisely. I felt like Larry treated me like a family member and did his best to make sure I was at ease. Larry is easy to get ahold of or if busy he would get back to me quickly. It was a pleasure working with Larry and I will highly recommend using him. Thank you Larry!
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Posted by Ed | January 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Thanks a million times over.....happy dad!
The mother of my son and I have been in court a year to date fighting over the custody of our 14 year old son. Once I got engaged and moved in with my fiance (now wife) she told me I couldn't see him again. Prior to my engagement I always had our son and his little brother (her child from a previous relationship) to help her out. I went from always seeing my son (prior to engagement), to never seeing my son, to eight hours a week on the weekend, to 50/50 in the summer time, to extended standard and now full custody. Larry is an exceptional and well respected attorney. In the beginning I was so angry about what was going on and Larry advised me to keep my cool and let him "be the attorney". There aren't enough words to describe the joy I feel coming home every day to my son and having our family complete. Thank you, thank you, thank you Larry for all you have done and are doing! Highly recommended.
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Posted by Jamie | November 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No nonsense
Mr. Garcia got the job done; plain and simple. He helped me deal with a lawyer that hadn’t taken care of me as promised. He finalized my custody case in a month, where 2 previous lawyers spent 1.5 years unsuccessfully chasing the same goal.
Posted by Jenna | August 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and Comforting
Mr. Garcia was the warmest and kindest man who made me feel very comfortable and like family. He kept reassuring me and made sure I was up to date on the case information. He was easy to contact and prompt in response.
Posted by Ernest | May 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wise Lawyer
Larry Garcia is a very experienced and wise attorney. As a Family Law practitioner, he combines years of experience and knowledge with wisdom that only comes with age. Way to go Mr. Garcia! Your clients could not ask for more.
Posted by Bailey | April 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
By far the best attorney I have ever met.
Words cannot even describe the miracle that Larry did for my family. He is amazing and one of the greatest men I have ever met. If you are looking for an attorney and need someone to fight for you, call him. You will NOT be disappointed.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Family Lawyer Bar-none!!
Mr. Garcia was instrumental in a positive outcome with my family issue!! He kept our family together by ensuring that our grandson, whom we raised from birth is staying with us.
Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Incredible Lawyer
Mr. Garcia is the most trustworthy and incredible lawyer I have ever dealt with. He was always available when needed. I went through a year long, drawn out and emotional divorce. My crazy ex-husband was extremely difficult to deal with to say the least and Mr. Garcia was there every step of the way. He is honest and supportive. He is Extremely professional and I would highly recommend him if needed.
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
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Very Trustworthy Family Lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Lawrence Garcia as an experienced and trustworthy Family Attorney. He rapidly and effectively helped me with custody and visitation issues. He is very professional, friendly, tough when needed, and very well versed with the Texas Legal Court Systems. He listened to my concerns, was punctual in court, and he is always willing to help.
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2017
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The BEST Lawyer in town!
ok so I normally don't write reviews for much, but this man deserves one. I was in a VERY strange and complicated case with my daughter father who served me with visitation modification papers when he resurfaced after 2.5 years. With such short notice (3 days to find attorney) I had no choice to go with the first lawyer willing and able to be in court with me. Well that lawyer completely FAILED me in court and made me look like the bad guy claiming i am keeping my daughter away (NOT True) causing my daughter to be thrown into visitation schedule under temp orders with her father at his home after ALL that time! It was a nightmare! These ppl were almost strangers to us . Thank God I found and hired Lawrence Garcia when Final Orders came. He made me feel confident and calm before court date arrived he always knew what he was talking about knew the law VERY well. Was open with me with things I didn't want to hear that may happen and assured me he is going to fight for it to not happen...And that is exactly what he did in court. I went twice with him and each time he was a beast up against their attorney who was very intimidating. He was able to successfully prove that I was not the bad one he presented himself very well stood his ground and didn't back down! I admit their lawyer terrified me I was nauseous at times having to deal with him, but not Mr Garcia he was not afraid to speak up an get things taken care of!! Not only was he good in court but as well as returning my phone calls and emails exceeded my expectations. If was not in office I could always expect him to call back within an hour or so. As well as called me while with his family and on weekends. He is well worth the money and I am so very blessed to have found him to protect my baby during this tough time.
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Posted by Ali | October 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast , Professional, Honest and accessible. Best Hague convention  lawyer in Texas.
Mr. Garcia represented me in a manner that made my experience the best it could have been under these circumstances. Lawrence accepted my calls during the week and weekends. He was in constant communication with me even when he was out of country in Europe, family vacation, etc. I never felt like I did not know what was going on in my case. Mr. Garcia surpassed my high expectations for my Parental Child Abduction / Hague application return case. He even worked on weekend and completed my case. He was very professional and very accessible to my questions regardless of what time or day it was... I will use his services and be his client forever. Completed my case in a extreme short time period and saved me a lot of money. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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Posted by anonymous | December 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child custoday case
4 years ago, per my divorce decree, my ex-wife was awarded primary custody of our daughter. My ex always gave me trouble for visitation/possession times, but I worked around her demands and orders to avoid confrontation. I did it for my child. Once she got remarried, my ex and her husband fabricated grotesque allegations of abuse, filed charges against me and filed suit to remove me from my daughter's life. Along the way, they coached my daughter and used unscrupulous therapists to file repeated appeals with CPS. Before I called Mr. Garcia, I spoke to few attorney's in San Antonio, they either scared me of how bad things can be or asked for exorbitant consultation fees just to discuss the case. I feel extremely lucky to have found Mr. Garcia. First he calmed me down, inquired particulars of my case and provided initial consultation. I retained him as my counsel the same day. He is an excellent attorney, easy to communicate via text(SMS), email or phone and always responded to my requests promptly. If he is at the court house or at a trial, his office staff were able to get my message to him promptly. Our case went on for 6 painful months, during which time my ex, her husband and their counsel went to extraordinary measures to alienate me from my daughter. However, Mr. Garcia was able to establish interim visitation, regular phone/skype with my daughter. Our case culminated with a jury trial and I was awarded sole custody of my daughter. Mr. Garcia is a seasoned professional, with extraordinary legal depth and strategy. We feel fortunate to have him on our side and forever be grateful for his counsel.
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Posted by GURPREET KOCHAR | May 11, 2014
God Bless Mr Larry Garcia.
Mr Larry Garcia is a god fearing ,honest gentleman who works for his clients not keeping in mind the money but he fights for his clients rights as it's his own family case. If you are looking for a good, educated and qualified lawyer to protect yourself and your kid from the evil spouse then you need to call Mr Lawrence Garcia asap. Also in Mr Garcia's office sits Ms Kim who is very professional in her work and will never let the clients suffer or disappointed when Mr Garcia is away from his office and busy in the court house protecting his customers rights. I'm very much happy and satisfied after hiring Mr Larry Garcia as my attorney to protect my child.
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Posted by A mom who loves her children | May 3, 2014
Honest, trustworthy, and really cares.....
I would recommend Mr. Garcia to anyone who is looking for an honest attorney who really cares about his clients and their issues. He has always gone above and beyond and seems to have a personal interest in protecting those who have been oppressed or harmed by abusive people. He is a good man and uses his intellectual gifts and blessings to do what is right.
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Posted by D.M. | April 25, 2012
Looking for a lawyer with professionalism, honesty and integrity?
Larry Garcia has represented me in a difficult (abusive) divorce and custody case that has lasted just over a year. He has always gone above and beyond what I would expect from a lawyer and taken a personal interest in the safety and well-being of my family during the process. He is a fair and honest man who I feel honored and blessed to have met and represent me in court. I highly recommend him without any reservations.
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Cost

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  • Hourly Rates $ 385-385 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1996.

Fully Probated Suspension issued in TX, 1996
updated on 05/16/2019

Fully probated suspension means an attorney is technically suspended but may still practice law. The State monitors the lawyer's activities during the suspension to make sure that he or she does not repeat the behavior.

Lawrence's comment: “A subsequent jury trial found that Lawrence L. Garcia did not act improperly and exonerated him”

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Law Office Lawrence L. Garcia and Associates
  • 1980 - Present

Education

  • Philips Theological Seminary
  • M.Div.
  • 2015
  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Lindsay v. Suth San I.S.D.
  • favorable
  • Dohrn v. Delgado
  • favorable
  • Moore v. Moore
  • favorable

Associations

  • National Association of Barristers
  • Member
  • 1979 - Present
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Family Lawyers Association
  • President
  • 2000 - 2001
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Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Texas Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Board Certified - Family Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • San Antonio Scene Magazine
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • U.S. State Deparment
  • 2014
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Law firm of Year
  • Pro Bono Project
  • 1994
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San Antonio Family Lawyer Lawrence L. Garcia
Lawrence L. Garcia
Family Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 44 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1996. See details