Jim Garcia

Cersonsky, Rosen & Garcia, P.C.
Houston Texas 77056-3422

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Cersonsky, Rosen & Garcia, P.C.
1770 Saint James Pl Ste 150
Houston, Texas, 77056-3422
United States

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Jim L. Garc¡a was born in Santa Clara, Cuba on October 21, 1942; U.S. Citizen. Admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1974. Also admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. Attended Georgia Military College in Milledgville, Georgia, and the University of Florida, in Gainesville, Florida (B.S., M.S. Econometrics). University of Houston-Bates College of Law (J.D. 1974). From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Garc¡a served as a an attorney in the Litigation Section of Exxon Corporation (now ExxonMobil, Inc.) and participated as lead counsel and co-counsel in major litigation in the areas of civil rights defense, personal injury, oil and gas litigation, commercial litigation, and the defense of consumer litigation. As an attorney for Exxon, Mr. Garc¡a was also called from time to time to represent other companies affiliated with Exxon such as Friendswood Development Company, Monterey Coal Company, and the King Ranch. In 1979, Mr. Garc¡a became a partner in McLain, Jones & Niehaus, a Houston law firm and subsequently, Mr. Garc¡a was associated with David T. Lopez & Associates and Chaumont & Garc¡a, P.C., where Mr. Garc¡a was a named partner. In 1986, Mr. Garc¡a formed his own firm, Jim L. Garc¡a & Associates, P.C. in Houston, Texas and in June 1, 1994, Mr. Garc¡a joined the Houston law firm of Alonso, Cersonsky & Garc¡a, P.C. as a shareholder. On March 1, 2008, Garc¡a was one of the founding shareholders of Cersonsky, Rosen & Garc¡a, P.C., a law firm of high quality in Houston, Texas. During the more than 20 years in the practice of law, Mr. Garc¡a?s practice has been concentrated in the area of general litigation, including by way of illustration, litigation in the areas of general commercial matters, including in particular, collection of accounts and creditor?s rights, claims in probate courts, employment law, consumer law, contracts, and corporate law. Litigation has been conducted in both, Federal and State forums and in particular, Mr. Garc¡a has litigated cases throughout Texas and in the federal courts of Texas, Pennsylvania and Louisiana. Mr. Garc¡a's experience ranges from the investigation of personal injury claims to acting as the first chair and lead trial attorney in major litigation in the federal and state court systems, including appellate work, jury and non-jury cases. Mr. Garc¡a has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in civil litigation. A number of the cases litigated by Mr. Garc¡a have been reported in the West Publishing company reporters (both Federal and S.W.2d) and other reporters (F.E.P. Cases). In addition, Mr. Garc¡a has represented clients in various administrative hearings such as proceedings in the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Texas Worker's Compensation Commission, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Mr. Garc¡a also conducts an active practice in office matters such as the negotiation and drafting of contracts, business organizations, corporate buy-outs, real estate, estate planning, and other areas of a general commercial law practice. Mr. Garc¡a has been qualified to act, and has acted as counsel for the Resolution Trust Corporation and the FDIC in several real estate matters and has mediated a number of his own cases which have been pending in litigation. Mr. Garc¡a is also a certified mediator by the Attorneys Mediators Institute, Inc. and has acted as mediator in various cases for the Harris County Dispute Resolution Center. Mr. Garc¡a is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the American Bar Association, the Fifth Circuit Bar Association, the Texas and the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Hispanic Bar Association, and has served as a member of committees of the Houston Bar Association. Mr. Garc¡a is fluent in Spanish. He is married and has four children. Not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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