Leopoldo Garcia, Jr. – Senior Partner
Florida International University, B.A., 1986, University of Miami School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Areas of Practice:
Workers’ Compensation; Heart and Lung Presumption; Subrogation
The Florida Bar (Executive Council, Workers’ Compensation Section; Chair, Judicial Committee and Editor of The Professional Guidelines in Workers’ Compensation, 2011-2012; Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section 2018 – 2019; Immediate Past Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section 2019 – 2020); Dade County Bar Association (Chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section 2010-2013, 2015-2016); American Bar Association; Cuban-American Bar Association; Chairman of the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 Florida Bar Workers Compensation Forum; Richard A. Sicking Inn of Court (Counselor, 2019-2021; Founding Member)
1989, Florida; 1990, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Leopoldo Garcia, Jr., is one of the founding members of Angones, McClure and Garcia, P.A., and is in charge of the firm’s Workers’ Compensation Division. He specializes in the areas of workers’ compensation, heart/lung presumptions claims, labor matters and employment discrimination. He was born in Havana, Cuba in 1962 and is fully bilingual. Mr. Garcia graduated from Florida International University in 1986 with a B.A. in Political Science and the University of Miami School of Law in 1989, cum laude. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989.
Mr. Garcia has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell® and was recognized as a “Top Rated Workers’ Compensation Attorney” by Super Lawyers© in 2019 and 2020. Mr. Garcia was Chairman of the Dade County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section from 2010-2013 and again from 2015-2016. He is Past President of the Hispanic American Compensation Lawyers of America, and is also a member of the American Bar Association, and the Dade County Bar Association. Mr. Garcia is Past Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and is a member of the Executive Council of said section.
Mr. Garcia has served as Chair of The Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum since 2014 and is a certified instructor by the State of Florida, Department of Insurance. He provides numerous accredited seminars to employers, insurance carriers, and other claims professionals. Mr. Garcia received numerous honors and has been recognized by the Dade County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, and the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar for his leadership and continuous commitment to education in the workers’ compensation community.
Mr. Garcia was the chief consultant in the drafting and subsequent revisions to the Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Workers Compensation Code and is admitted to the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Garcia defends Employer/Carrier’s statewide and has a diverse portfolio of clients including Benihana, The Miami-Dade County School Board, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Sedano’s Supermarkets, The City of Coral Gables, The City of North Miami Beach, Miami Dade College, Coca-Cola, Duty Free Americas and other corporations and governmental institutions, as well as major insurance companies and Third Party Administrators.