Mr. Garcia handles catastrophic plaintiff’s personal injury cases. Mr. Garcia handles wrongful death, maritime, trucking accident, premises liability, product liability, dram shop, traumatic brain injury, and negligence actions.
Mr. Garcia successfully represented a father and mother who lost their only son on a tragic evening due to a faulty brake repair by well-known brake repair shop. He has represented family members who lost their loved ones in industrial accidents. He obtained a jury verdict in the millions of dollars against drunk driver who killed a husband, father, and son and the bar that served him the alcohol. Mr. Garcia is passionate about representing those who are injured and those who have lost loved ones due to the carelessness and greed of others. He has collected millions for his clients.
Mr. de la Garza began his legal career as an appellate lawyer at Haynes and Boone, LLP, where he drafted appellate briefs and trial motions in complex civil matters. He then gained international transaction experience at Bracewell & Giuliani, LLP.
In early 2009, Mr. de la Garza decided to focus his efforts on representing people who have been wronged by the negligence of others. Toward this end, he joined Fleming & Associates, a nationally recognized class and mass action firm, where he worked on complex pharmaceutical litigation. In February of 2013, Mr. de la Garza joined Tucker, Barnes, Garcia & de la Garza, P.C. as a shareholder. In March of 2015, he co-founded Garcia de la Garza, LLP, where he continues to represent victims of catastrophic personal injury.
Eric A. Hawley joined Garcia de la Garza, LLP, as an Associate in March of 2015, where he primarily handles commercial litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Mr. Hawley graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2005. After working for a year in Houston, Mr. Hawley returned to the University of Texas for law school, graduating in May 2010. While at The University of Texas School of Law, Mr. Hawley was the Recent Developments Associate Editor for the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law. He also participated in the Capital Punishment Clinic as a Student Attorney in the spring of 2009.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hawley worked as an Associate at Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout, LLP, where he counseled various clients in business and commercial litigation, as well as employment and labor litigation. During his time with Schwartz, Junell, Greenberg & Oathout, LLP, Mr. Hawley assisted in defending an electrical infrastructure company in a mass tort action involving over a billion dollars in damage claims. Mr. Hawley also gained experience advising clients on compensation issues such as wage & hour compliance and overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Mr. Gonzalez cares passionately about our clients and he believes every case is personal. He has over 20 years of legal experience in personal injury, product liability, and commercial cases. Furthermore, he has assisted in the successful resolution of a number of multi-million dollar cases. He is an invaluable asset to Garcia de la Garza, LLP.
Mr. Gonzalez’s wide-ranging experience allows him to adeptly handle pre-litigation tasks requiring a high level of organizational skills and critical thinking. Mr. Gonzalez is trained and experienced in investigating the facts and interviewing witnesses. He works with numerous witnesses simultaneously to assist in building a case. He is a liaison with all expert witnesses to gather information for the best outcome possible. He develops and creates brochures to obtain a more favorable settlement. He gathers and analyzes medical records and provides written case evaluations to the attorneys. Once a case settles, he does not stop there. He is on call 24 hours a day.
Mr. Gonzalez earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from the University of Houston, with law emphasis and began his legal career in 1992.
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