Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan Member Spotlight

Lawrence Garcia

What is your name?

Lawrence T. Garcia

Where do you work, and what is your position there?

City of Detroit, Corporation Counsel

Where did you attend law school, and when did you graduate?

University of Michigan Law School, 1995

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A park ranger

Who is your biggest role model and why?

My father, Dr. Julio H. Garcia.  He was always dignified and full of positive energy.  He was smart and kind, but did not take himself too serious.  He was a great man – never selfish or petty.

What has been the biggest accomplishment/victory in your legal career?

My first no cause verdict, nearly 20 years ago.

What is your idea of a great day?

Any day you find Caselaw on point and finish a brief you know will win is a great day.

What are two things about you many people might not know?

I have mild dyslexia, and I love working in the yard.

What organization or cause are you passionate about?

The Michigan Hispanic Collaborative – We have to get more young Latinos into elite society.

What career advice would you give to your younger self?

Be patient. It takes  long time for opportunity to knock on some doors, but if you wait patiently, you will be in the right frame of mind when it does.