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Vincent Barney Garcia

Divorce and separation Attorney at Rancho Cucamonga, CA

4.6   21 reviews

also known as Vincent B. Garcia


Licensed for 35 years

About Vincent

Learn Vincent’s areas of practice.

                               

          I have been practicing law since June of 1987.  I worked for a law firm where all of the three partners were Certified Family Law Specialists.  The firm was one of the leading family law firms in the county of San Bernardino.  Before I became an attorney, I clerked for these attorneys for 2 years.  I continue to practice primarily in family law but also represent clients in areas that are directly related to family law: Juvenile,  Guardianships, Criminal defense and Bankruptcy.

        The practice in familyl law is litigation intensive as many parents/spouses are unable to resolve their issues between them.  As a consequence, the parties then will necessarily go to court to let the judge decide the issues.  Sometimes, we are able to negotiate the cases out of court and in many instances the clients really require such a resolution.  However, it is quite common that the parties are not amenable to settling the case.

      The parties in any divorce, separation, custody, visitation or support case must retain the services of an experienced, family law attorney as the statutory and case laws are so complex.  Our firm has over 31 years experience in handling these cases.

Licensed for 35 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 09/15/2022

Contact Vincent

Law Offices Of Vincent B. Garcia & Associates
Law Offices Of Vincent B. Garcia & Associates
8280 Utica Ave., Ste. 180
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730
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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2013
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY! Forget the haters!!!
Mr. Garcia is an excellent attorney. He fought hard for me and got me everything I wanted, including an attorney fee award of $7,500. That means, my ex had to pay for my attorney's fees. My ex was not too happy about that and is probably one of the bad reviewers on AVVO. I absolutely recommend him and would always return. His fees are reasonable for what you are getting!
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Posted by Jessica | March 14, 2013
Wonderful Attorney!!!!!!!!!!
Although responses were not as quick as I would have liked (due to him being in court often) he made sure we were both updated on the case when it came time. He went above and beyond obtaining me a video chat, due to my situation out of state. He was well prepared in court and was even praised on his exhibit layout by the serving judge. I felt comfortable and completely at ease working together and would highly recommend him for child custody cases.
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Posted by David | October 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Grateful
Mr. Garcia and Mrs. Gnekow were exceptional in their representation. They worked on my case which was difficult. Unfortunately, I was dealing with an ex-wife who had no interest in dealing or negotiating in good faith for what would be best for our children. My case has been on-going for nearly five years. Multiple RFO's filed through the years and endless litigation just to get small extensions of my visitation. The biggest issue is I had no legal or physical custody rights to my children. I was in a big deficit. I had a previous attorney that was good, but Mrs. Gnekow had big plans for me. She believed in my case and from day one believed she could help me get more than what I was even asking for. I had pretty much dropped the idea of joint legal custody because most people thought I needed a change of circumstance to make that happen. Not Mrs. Gnekow or Mr. Garcia. They saw their chance to argue that for me along with all my other requests which were very reasonable, (holidays, half of vacation breaks,). When they time came in the last few weeks to go to court; we hardly spent time in the actual courtroom. It took a few weeks to navigate through the stipulation and I knew my ex-wife would not go down without a fight, but in the end Mrs. Gnekow and Mr. Garcia got it done. I am a Christian and God brings people into your life for a reason. God brought me to this firm and their firm delivered beyond my expectations which is how God operates. He always exceeds your expectations as long as you have faith. Thank you again Mrs. Gnekow and Mr. Garcia and the rest of your firm.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Vanessa Gnekow gave a detailed consultation regarding steps that needed to be taken to ensure a positive and timely outcome. She was excellent in the matters of my family law case. She was able to work for me from out of state. She followed through on all ends of communication and made me feel extreme relief in the end result of my case. I would recommend this office services to any one needed family law.
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Posted by SMS | August 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No frill and to the point
Hired Mr Garcia for child support case. He not only requested no further extensions from the other party, but closed the case completely. Great job!
Posted by Sylvia | June 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and professional!
Gave my daughter and myself our life back! Garcia knows when to fight back. He's loyal to his clients and will do anything in his power to win your case. It's been a while, but if were for him I would had custody of my girl! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!
Posted by Jairot P | January 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Garcia and Asociates Service Review
I truly believe Attorney Garcia has been my ally when it comes to defending and protecting my son through this difficult custody case. His in-depth knowledge of family law and his ability to listen, understand and take on my case as if it was his own has resulted in much more time spent with my son during my custody battle. I would recommend Mr. Garcia if you too are in a difficult custody conflict where your child’s wellbeing is called into question. I’m deeply thankful to the Law Offices Of Vincent Garcia & Associates for my positive outcome. Spanish Considero que el abogado García ha sido mi mejor aliado durante este difícil caso de custodia para defender y proteger a mi hijo. Su indiscutible conocimiento en ley familiar y su habilidad para escuchar, entender y además tomar mi caso como si fuera suyo; ha resultado en que mi hijo pueda estar la mayor parte del tiempo conmigo. Si así como yo, usted está pasando por un difícil caso de custodia por el bienestar de sus hijos, tenga la seguridad de que el Sr. García estará de su lado. Estoy profundamente agradecida con la Oficina legal de Vicente García y Asociados por los positivos resultados obtenidos; además de su asistencia en mi idioma Español.
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Posted by Gabriela Brandell | April 28, 2015
Amazing Attorney!
Vincent Garcia has been an amazing attorney. Vincent always voiced my concerns in a professional and descriptive manner when we were in court. He always had my best interests in mind and fought aggressively and professionally for those interests in court. I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. Thank you so much Vincent!
Posted by Aaron | April 28, 2015
Fighting For Fathers...
Going through a divorce is a very intense, emotional, and it can be an expensive process. I also felt at a huge disadvantage being the non-custodial male parent. Going through the vetting process, I met with several local attorneys and read many reviews. When I met with Mr. Garcia I knew he would be the one to win my case. Not only did he alleviate the many stresses that accompany divorce, he did so at a reasonable rate. Ever since my initial consultation in 2010, Mr. Garcia has been my attorney. Needless to say, I've been in and out of court since 2010 and Mr. Garcia's, and his staff, have been exceptional!
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Posted by Gabriela | April 25, 2015
Years of Experience and Knowledgable Expertise
The staff at The Law Offices of Vincent B. Garcia were excellent when it came to both my visitation and child support court cases. They clearly explained to me how the hearings would take place and what was expected of me as the custodial parent. Thanks to them I have gotten through this rough and draining process knowing that I have an excellent team of trained individuals ready and willing to answer all of my questions and support me. I truly could not have gotten through this process without them. I would recommend their services to anyone and I already have. Thank you so much Vince and Vanessa!
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Posted by connie | December 5, 2014
i recommend vincent Garcia 100%
I recomand vincent because He is honest , hardworking fights for what's right and believe s in what he does no questions asked.. I got all i wanted out of it that I asked for because he worked with me and he is one danm good LAWYER....
Posted by James | March 20, 2014
Mr. Garcia is the best, bottom line.
Mr. Garcia is the best, plain and simple. You get what you pay for. He's a shark in the court room, I highly recommend Vincent B. Garcia and Associates. Great attorney and great staff. Thank you Mr. Garcia.
Posted by Lilin | June 3, 2013
Best in the Inland Empire
I went through 2 attorneys before I could find someone who actually faught for me and my kids. He got me custody of my kids, a good support order and an order for kid's dad to pay for my attorney fees. He is the best as far as I'm concerned and his staff was great to work with as well.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2013
Awsome
I consulted with several attorneys and no gave me the information he provided at our first meeting. He made me feel comfortable and not that I had to dish out money for the information I was seeking. I hired him as his fees were reasonable and he was flexible with payments. His staff was just as knowledgable as he was and very helpful, which made the process easy for me.
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Posted by Ingrid Wakefield | May 1, 2013
Wonderful lawyer
My daughter has been working with Vincent Garcia and he has done a wonderful job. He is Loving, Caring, Honest. He is on top of all things. Great man to work with. I would recommend him.
Posted by Connie Kurpiewski | April 13, 2013
Thank you Vincent
I find Vincent B Garcia, one of the best Lawyers!!! He is very honest caring and most of all very understanding!! he does he's job like none els. I would hire him over and over. He would never let his client down..
Posted by Thomas | August 15, 2012
Exceptional Attorney
Exceptional attorney. Always available and his rates are reasonable. He sets appoints, answers all questions whether I like the answer or not, he tells me how it is. He's aggresive in the court.
Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Case on child support
Vincent Garcia was a good attorney. The actual attorney I retained never represented me. There was a lack of communication between client and attorney. Paralegal assigned to my case didn't mention certain rewuests I had, such as child support back pay. But over all Vincent Garcia And Heather did a good job arguing.
Posted by Sayra | January 18, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consulted
I spoke to rocky Johnson over the phone about my issue and he was very helpful and caring about my situation . He had a lot of knowledge about the matter and gave me really good advice .. Thank you
Posted by Not another Dime from me! | October 16, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Makes things Worse
Mr. Garcia is a very smart and educated in family law, but thinks he's too good. He pissed off the Judge in a RO case didn't help my defense when he's butting heads with the judge, and allowed it to go 5 days. Over billing is a common practice in this firm and charges are not explained they charged me 7 hours at 450 an hour to prep for a the same RO hearing and was still ill prepared at the hearing. 7 hours of prep I could have read war and peace in that time. Bill Bill Bill is this firms goal or over bill and now that they have taken on a new attorney it will only get worse I assume. Don't use this firm Mr. Garcia has been practicing so long he believes he knows more than the judges, which is dangerous. His Daughter Vanessa thinks she knows as much as her father, but is far from being seasoned she a couple of levels above an average paralegal. The new attorney Rocky don't have any idea about him. This firm does not care of your situation they will use up your retainer fast on garbage and keep charging until you can't pay enough to keep up and they will just sub out and leave you with the mess they made for you to clean up. Overall not a professional firm and have no compassion for their clients. I'm better off representing myself I couldn't do any more damage to my case than Mr. Garcia and his god complex has.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 1994.

Public reproval with/duties issued in CA, 1994
updated on 02/07/2010

A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.

Private reproval, public disclosure issued in CA, 1992
updated on 02/07/2010

Private reproval, public disclosure means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Tuckerman, Pittullo & Thompson
  • 1987 - 1989

Education

  • Western State College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of La Verne
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 1983
  • Loyola University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1977

Legal Cases

  • Basilescki v. Basilescki
  • Child Support was reduced and Visitation was increased.
  • Negrette v. Garcia
  • Acquitted in both instances.

Associations

  • East West Family Law Council
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • East West Family Law Council
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • State Bar of California, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1994 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Certified Family Law Specialist
  • State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • East West Family Law Council
  • Minor's Counsel New Laws
  • 2012
  • East West Family Law Council
  • Nullity of the Marriage
  • 2011
  • Community Assistance Program
  • Fix Marriage Problems & Avoid Bankruptcy
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (7)
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great attorney. Very knowledgeable and personable. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is the consummate professional who has been in practice in the Inland Empire for nearly three decades. He is highly respected by his peers and among judicial officers. His clients are well-served by his zealous representation."
Family Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Vince is an excellent attorney with exceptional skills. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding attorney. He is a person of with high morals and integrity. I highly endorse VIncent"
Family Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a highly skilled, professional and aggressive family law attorney. His many years of experience shows through his advocacy and representation of clients."
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Rancho Cucamonga Divorce and separation Lawyer Vincent Barney Garcia
Vincent Barney Garcia
Divorce and separation Attorney
Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Licensed for 35 years