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S. Patricia Garcia


Los Angeles, CA






Before earning her law degree, Patricia served four years in the United States Marine Corps. Her military background sparked a need to find a career with purpose. She found this purpose while working on catastrophic injury cases as a litigation paralegal at a Downtown Los Angeles firm. As a paralegal, she had extensive contact with clients and was able to understand the full range of their injuries. Patricia then decided to take the next step. She attended Southwestern Law School's accelerated Scale program and earned her law degree in two years. 

During law school Patricia continued providing assistance to people in need. She participated in public interest programs including Southwestern's Small Claims Clinic, Bet Tzedek's legal assistance program for low income residents, and worked for the Legal Aid Foundation in South L.A. 

After passing the California Bar, Patricia returned to the firm where she worked as a litigation paralegal. There, she handled and negotiated settlements for personal injury cases including car accidents, premises liability, and products liability. In 2020, Patricia joined Hildebrand, McLeod & Nelson LLP to represent the rights of injured railroad workers and people injured by the wrongful acts of others. 

Her military and work experiences have helped her develop the work ethic and grit necessary to advocate for injured clients. She is dedicated to providing personalized attention to each client from initial consultation through successful conclusion of the case.

Areas Of Practice

  • FELA Injury Claims
  • Railroad Whistleblower & Retaliation
  • Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2018
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2018


  • Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • J.D. - 2018
  • California State University, Fullerton, California
    • B.A. - 2006
    • Major: English and Linguistics

Past Positions

  • United States Marine Corps

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Foundation in South L.A.