Business/Commercial Disputes and Litigation
As one of the firm's administrative partners, Robert Garcia understands well what it is like to run a business. This direct experience gives Robert insights that are not merely academic or theoretical; it helps Robert provide the firm's clients prompt, pragmatic solutions that work in the real world. Robert's practice is focused on employment matters with an emphasis on planning and prevention. His goal in such representations is to minimize the likelihood of a resource-consuming claim or lawsuit against the firm's clients. When claims or lawsuits do arise, Robert leverages his extensive litigation background and experience to defend claims smartly and achieve positive results.
Robert regularly practices before the various courts and state and federal administrative agencies whose jurisdiction covers employment matters. Robert has successfully represented clients in matters relating to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Arizona Civil Rights Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Arizona Employment Protection Act, amongst various other laws and regulations commonly at issue in employment concerns. Robert assists clients at every stage of the employment relationship from compliant recruitment and onboarding, to arranging for amicable separations, and everything in between.
Robert is an accomplished litigator who represents clients not only in employment-related lawsuits, but also in litigation relating to business and commercial matters, partnership disputes, shareholder derivative disputes, personal injury (direct and retained defense) disputes, and probate matters.
Robert is a native of Southern Arizona who enjoys sci-fi (stars, both wars and trek), University of Arizona athletics, and being, working with, and protecting animals/wildlife.
State Bar Admissions
- Arizona, 2008
Education and Honors
Public Service and Community Involvement
- Former Member, Board of Directors, University of Arizona Hispanic Alumni
- Participant, Lawyers Program of Arizona
- Member, Pima County Bar Association
- Volunteer, Humane Society of Southern Arizona
- 2017 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star
- 2016 Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Star
Prior Professional Experience
- Associate, Snell & Wilmer, LLP