Personal Injury Attorney
“I handle personal injury cases for clients and their families by caring for each client as if each person is my family. I focus on understanding you, your story, your pain, and struggles through your eyes and the eyes of your loved ones, so that I truly know and feel how you and your life have changed. Then, I can tell your story in a way that the responsible party and jury feel the devastating losses suffered by you and your family. If it is important to you, it is important me. It is one thing to say it, and it is another thing to live it.
You see, in 2011, I was in a car accident caused by a careless driver. I suffered life-changing injuries – chronic neck and back pain. Every minute and every day since, I have struggled and continue to struggle with constant pain, the loss of some of the important parts of and relationships in my life, and the realization that I will never be the person that I once was. I use this pain to fuel my passion to understand more deeply what each person and their loved ones have been through, to feel your pain, and to show your story at a deep, emotional level that resonates with everyone who hears and sees it. So, my calling, my passion, the reason why God put me on this earth and through these struggles is to help those who suffer as I have suffered and more and to provide them hope – to make a difference.”
-Israel Garcia, Personal Injury Lawyer
In 2003, Israel graduated from Baylor University School of Law (No. 2 Trial Advocacy Program in the Country according to U.S. News Law School Rankings). Upon graduating, Israel returned to his hometown of San Antonio and accepted a job with the largest law firm in San Antonio. In 2005, Israel opened the Law Office of Israel Garcia – a practice dedicated to helping the “little guy.”
In 2009, Israel was recognized by San Antonio Scene as a “Rising Star”.
In 2010, Israel was one of 55 lawyers in the nation selected to attend the highly prestigious Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College where he got to live and work for almost a full month with legendary trial lawyer Gerry Spence and his staff at Thunderhead Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming (Nationally recognized by his peers, as the Best Trial Lawyers College in the Country). Since graduating, Israel has spent thousands of hours training with Gerry Spence, his staff, graduates, and psychodrama directors at programs and workshops throughout the nation. Israel is the director of the San Antonio Alumni Local Working Group and is often asked to consult and to assist other lawyers with witness and trial preparation.
In 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Israel was recognized by San Antonio Scene as one of the Top Lawyers as Chosen by their Peers, Personal Injury Plaintiffs.
In 2018, Israel and his legal team obtained one of the Top 10 Jury Verdicts in Texas in the practice area of Personal Injury according to TopVerdict.com. In this case, a jury saw what our client had before the car accident and what was taken away from him. With their verdict, they said, “we hear you; we see what you lost; we care.”
In 2019, Israel was certified as a life member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is recognized as one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers (fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members).
Over the past 20 years, Israel has gained extensive experience representing victims of serious injuries, including car accidents, 18-wheeler accidents, company vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, brain injuries, and wrongful death.
“Israel Garcia is a true fighter in the courtroom. I had the great opportunity to train with Israel at the best trial college in the country. I was able to see his knowledge and skill first hand in the field of personal injury and he is a force! I recommend him to anyone that needs help after being injured.”
–Elliott H. Jung, Partner, Hepburn, Hernandez and Jung Trial Attorneys
Other Professional Associations: San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Mexican American Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Foundation, Texas Bar Foundation, San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (Board of Directors from 2004-2010), Texas Young Lawyers Association (Board of Directors from 2004-2010).