Resume of Arthur Garcia, Jr., Esq.

Education

    Juris Doctorate with Honors (1991)
    University of Florida College of Law Gainesville, Florida

    B.S. Degree with High Honors in Nursing  (1987)
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida

Bar Memberships

    Florida Bar (Member in Good Standing)
    U.S. District Court – Southern District (1997- present)
    U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit (1992-present)
    Dade County Bar Association (1992-present)
    American Bar Association (1992-present)
    Minority Involvement Committee Member (1991-1992)
    Miami Dade Justice Associations (1992-present

    • Director 1997-Present
    • Chairperson – Service Projects 1997 - present
    • Executive At Large – 2006
    • Executive Secretary - 2007

    Florida Justice Association f/k/a Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers

    • (1992-present) EAGLE MEMBER

    American Association for Justice f/k/a Association of Trial Lawyers of America (1992-present)

Licenses and Certifications Held

    Emergency Medical Technician – Florida
    Emergency Medical Technician – North Carolina
    Registered Nurse – Florida
    Advanced cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
    P.A.D.I. Dive master

HealthCare Experience

    Emergency room technician: Jackson Memorial Trauma Center
    Craven Community Hospital – North Carolina
    Registered Nurse:  Jackson Memorial Burn Center
    Trauma Center
    Pediatrics
    Transplant
    North Florida Regional Medical Center ER
    Volunteer emergency nurse following Hurricane Andrew in Homestead Florida

Medical Legal Experience

    Pre-suit screening
    Medical/nursing home record organization and review
    Scrutinizing medical records for alterations
    Working with forensic document examiner when record alteration suspected
    Developing medical chronologies
    Obtaining medical experts in medical and nursing home malpractice cases
    Coordinating care and determining client future medical needs
    Working with medical illustrators to prepare demonstrative aids
    Medical literature search and reviews
    Prepare discovery and deposition questions

Honors & Awards

    Florida International University
    Valedictorian school of Nursing
    FIU Nursing Honor Society
    Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement / FIU Nursing
    FIU Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies – Honors Program
    Certificate of Excellence in Academia / FIU Nursing
    Outstanding Academic Achievement Award SGA Academic Committee
    Dean’s List / FIU Nursing (all semesters)
    Student Government Leadership Scholarship
    Omicron Delta Kappa
    Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
    Certificate of Outstanding Service – FIU Student Government Association
    FIU School of Nursing Outstanding Alumni Award
    National Dean’s List member

University of Florida College of Law and Law Related

    AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    Graduated with Honors – UF Law
    Book Award-Negotiations and Dispute Resolution
    College of Law Teaching Fellowship
    Founder and President – UF Health and Law Association
    Dean’s List (Spring 1991)
    Dade County Trial Lawyer’s -Most Dedicated Public Servant Award 1997
    Dade County Trial Lawyer’s Association - Exceptional Service Award 1999
    Dade County Trial Lawyer’s Association - Exceptional Service Award 2001
    Strathmore’s Who’s Who 2002-2003

General

    Outstanding Young Men of America
    Muscular Dystrophy Association Citation of Merit
    Certificate of Appreciation – Greater Miami Chapter Alzheimer’s Association
    MDJA Community Service Awards
    FJA Service Awards

Teaching/Lecturing

    FIU School of Nursing Guest Lecturer – Law & Nursing
    Lorman Educational Services- Documentation and Charting Issues (03/22/01)

    • Elder Law and Nursing Home Resident’s Rights – Third Annual Educational
      Forum – Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Miami (02/25/98)
    • FIU Outreach College – Legal Nurse Consultant courses
    • Career day guest speaker – Pace High School / Dade Christian School
    • Medical record examination – Seminar Hosted by Linda Hart for
      Forensic Document Examiners

Community Service

    Mother’s Against Drunk Driving – Vice President Dade County Chapter
    Habitat for Humanity – MDJA Chairperson
    Founder MDJA KIDS Program – Adopted “KIDS” of JMH Pediatric Oncology Unit
    Community Partnership for the Homeless – Feed the Homeless Program
    Volunteer Soccer Coach – U17 boys traveling league
    5000 Role Models of Excellence Program
    AIDS Walks
    MS Walks
    Leukemia & Lymphoma Walks
    Alzheimer Walks
    Volunteer for Metro Dade Zoo – Easter Egg Hunt

 Military United States Marine Corps (1980-1984)

    Sergeant (Honorable Discharge)
    Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge

    Awards and Commendations

    • Meritorious Promotions – Private First Class, Lance Corporal, Sergeant
    • Letters of Commendation/Meritorious Mast - x2
    • Good Conduct Service Medal
    • Sea Service Ribbon with one Star
    • Honor Graduate Certificate – USMC Service School

    Service Schools and Training

    • EA-6B Plane Captain
    • Jet Engine Mechanic/Aviation Machinists Mate
    • Aviation Work Center Management
    • Flight and Hanger Deck Firefighting

Other Interests

    SCUBA Diving – Certified Dive Master
    Boating
    Scale model shipbuilding
    Skiing

Personal

    • Married with one child, Megan

 

Helping Floridians and serving the public his entire adult life, first in the U.S. Marine Corps. and later as a registered nurse at Miami’s, Jackson Memorial Medical Center’s Trauma and Burn Units, Arthur Garcia, Jr. brings his experience to his practice for the benefit of each client making it possible for him to fully understand their loss and tell their story.

The Law Offices of Arthur Garcia, Jr., P.A., concentrates in representing the victims of Personal Injury, Automobile Accidents, Wrongful Death, Products Liability, Slip & Fall, Premises Liability, Construction Accidents, Insurance Disputes, Insurance Bad Faith, Nursing Home Negligence and Medical Malpractice. Highly rated by other lawyers, Mr. Garcia stands ready to vigorously pursue your case. If you or a loved one have been injured due to another’s negligence, now is not the time to try and navigate the confusing maze that follows tragedy and difficult times, let us help you and your family and get you the straight answers you deserve.

Mr. Garcia received his B.S.N. from Florida International University with High Honors in 1987, was the class Valedictorian, and received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida with Honors in 1991. Mr. Garcia has experience in critical care and trauma settings including the Burn Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He founded the Law Offices of Arthur Garcia, Jr., P.A. in 1995 where he concentrates on litigation.  Mr. Garcia represents victims of personal injury, medical negligence, nursing home abuse and neglect, slip and fall injuries, and victims of injuries caused by defective products.  Mr. Garcia is licensed to practice in the State and Federal courts of Florida.  He is a member of the American Bar Association, Florida Bar, Dade County Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Florida Justice Association and Miami Dade Justice Association (MDJA) where he has served as a director since 1997.  He is currently the MDJA Executive Treasurer and serves on the Executive Board. He has been a frequent lecturer in diverse areas such as Legal Nurse Consulting, Medical Documentation and uncovering fraud, Medical and Demonstrative evidence, and Ethics.  Mr. Garcia was a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps; Honorable discharge - 1984.  Mr. Garcia is rated AV in Mardindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings. This is a significant accomplishment – a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

 

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