Montgomery & Andrews, P.A. is please to announce that Judge Timothy Garcia (Ret.) has joined the firm.
Judge Garcia served over fifteen years on the New Mexico bench before retiring to join the firm in 2018. With more than thirty-four years of legal experience as an attorney, trial judge and appellate judge, Judge Garcia now focuses his practice in the area of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, in-depth case evaluation, and mock trial services.
Judge Garcia has always been known for his detailed preparation, analysis, and interactive approach to resolving difficult cases. As a trial judge, he presided over numerous cases of significance in New Mexico, including large wrongful death, product liability and class action cases. After appointment to the appellate court, he also authored several high-profile appeals before the New Mexico appellate courts including Morris v. King, 2015-NMCA-100; Sanders-Reed v. Suzana Martinez, 2015-NMCA-063; and Elane Photography v. Willock, 2012-NMCA-086. During his tenure on the trial and appellate bench, Judge Garcia either presided over, tried, ruled on, or wrote the decision in thousands of New Mexico cases.
Judge Garcia also has a life-long background in the sport of tennis and has assisted the United States Tennis Association in numerous capacities, including serving as the chairman over the administrative hearing and grievance process before the USTA Grievance Committee. He was also the USTA president for the Southwest Section and served two terms as a national counsel chair for youth tennis in America. Presently, Judge Garcia is a designated arbitration panel member for USTA arbitration cases.