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 (Chair-Elect, Workers’ Compensation Section; Executive Council, Workers’ Compensation Section); Dade County Bar Association; American Bar Association; Cuban-American Bar Association; Chairman of the Dade County Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section, 2010-2013 and 2015-2016; Chairman of the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Florida Bar Workers Compensation Forum.
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. His practice areas are 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 is the Chair-Elect of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and is also a member of the Executive Council of said section. He was also the 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. He is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association, and is admitted to the Trial Bar of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
Mr. Garcia has an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. Mr. Garcia was the chief consultant in the drafting and subsequent revisions to The Seminole Tribe of Florida’s Workers Compensation Code. Mr. Garcia is a certified instructor by the State of Florida, Department of Insurance and provides numerous seminars to employers and their insurance carriers. He has also been the chair of The Florida Bar Workers Compensation Forum since 2014.
Mr. Garcia defends Employer/Carrier’s statewide and has a diverse portfolio of clients including The Miami-Dade County School Board, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, Sedanos Supermarkets, , The City of Coral Gables, The City of Miami Beach, The City of North Miami Beach, Penske Truck Leasing, Burger King Corporation, Miami-Dade College, Flagler Dog Track, Humana, Benihana, Duty Free America and other corporations and governmental institutions, as well as major insurance companies.