Citizens to Elect Judge David Garcia

PRIMARY

ELECTION

Vote for Judge David Garcia

3-20-2018

Qualifications

Qualifications

David Garcia

EDUCATION

  • Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois, Juris Doctor Degree
  • University of Illinois, Chicago Circle Campus, Chicago, Illinois, B.A. in Political Science, Pre-Law, with 28 hours in Latin American Studies classes. Some business administration hours.
  • Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, Illinois. Two courses completed towards master's degree.

SKILLS

MANAGEMENT SKILLS

  • Production supervisor/manager in food industry.

HUMAN RELATIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

  • Able to communicate in speaking and writing--clearly, concisely, and effectively.
  • Attentive listener, able to help people to "think out loud," reflect on experiences, identify problems, and develop solutions.
  • Interviewing experience through hiring in current and previous jobs.
  • Able to develop rapport quickly and easily.

EXPERIENCE

Appointed Associate Judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit (Third Appellate District) of Will County on August 14, 2013 in the Family Division. Privileged to have been appointed the first Latino judge in Will County.

David Garcia and Associates, P.C., currently located at 2 West Cass Street, Joliet, Illinois 60432. Attorney from November 1995 to August 13, 2013. Involved in Real Estate, Divorce, Traffic, and Criminal Law.

David was appointed as Associate Judge by the Circuit Judges of the 12th Judicial Circuit. Of the 50 candidates that applied for this position, he received the most votes, as he was the most qualified. David has the distinct privilege of being the first Latino Associate Judge to be assigned to the bench in Will County.

Among other proud and deserving recipients, he was presented with an award at the "Day of the Immigrant" event in Bolingbrook. David was honored to be the Grand Marshall of the Mexican Independence Day Parade, which is an annual event in Joliet which was founded by Margarita Franchini.

Prior to his appointment, David spent 18 years as a defense attorney. Throughout his career, he fervently defended his clients with his vast experience and knowledge of the law. He diligently served his clientele in Will, Grundy, Cook, and Kendall counties.

Over the years, he took on pro bono cases and also served the community by participating in numerous free local legal seminars that were open to the public. He taught a paralegal class at a local community college. He has been or is currently a member of:

  • Illinois Judges Association - Member
  • Will County Bar Association - Member
  • Illinois State Bar Association - Member
  • Boy Scouts of America - Executive Board
  • Spanish Community Center - Executive Board
  • Will County Center for Community Concerns - Executive Board
  • The Warren Sharp Community Center - Executive Board
  • Latino Bar Association of Will County - Founder

At age 35, David decided to continue his education. He applied to three law schools, of which he was accepted by two. He chose to attend Chicago Kent School of Law. While working a full time managerial job, he went to school at night. His intelligence and his resolve to succeed helped him to complete his legal education, pass the bar, and be sworn in as a lawyer on November 9, 1995.

David was born in Chicago to hardworking parents working blue collar jobs. After his parents divorced, he and his sister were raised by a strong and independent mother. David will always be grateful to her for teaching him to be studious, equally independent, fair, and kind. Regretfully, his mother passed away before he became an attorney.

David and his wife have been married for 41 years, and they raised their two adult children, Christine and Daniel, as he was raised, with a strict but loving hand as well as by example. He is the proud grandfather of three wonderful grandchildren, Alyssa, Ava, and Juan Carlos.

With his strong work ethic, commitment to his community, and knowledge of the law, David Garcia is the best candidate for the position of Circuit Judge in the 12th Judicial Circuit.

VOTE FOR JUDGE DAVID GARCIA ON NOVEMBER 6, 2018

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