Tomas Garcia Receives ABA Award
Tomas Garcia, an associate with Modrall Sperling, is a recipient of the American Bar Association’s On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyers Award. The award recognizes ABA members from across the nation who exhibit achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal and community service. In their award letter, ABA representatives congratulated Tomas saying, “Selection for this prestigious award is an amazing accomplishment and a testament to your superb reputation as an outstanding lawyer and servant to the public. The selection committee commends you on your achievement and your inspirational character throughout your community.”
Tomas was instrumental in establishing a charter elementary school dedicated to providing college prep education to K-5th grade students in the South Valley of Albuquerque. Having grown up in the area himself, Tomas felt passionate about the need to expand the educational options for its youngest students and instill a goal of a college degree at the earliest levels. Tomas is a shining example as he is a graduate of Yale University, Harvard University, and Georgetown University Law Center. He continues to serve on the school’s governing board.
In addition to his community service, Tomas maintains an active and diverse litigation practice, with expertise in healthcare/senior care facilities and products liability. He represents clients through all aspects of litigation including trial and in appeals before the New Mexico Court of Appeals, the New Mexico Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Tomas was named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by New Mexico Defense Lawyers’ Association in 2015, is ranked by Southwest Super Lawyers®, and has an AV® peer-review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.