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Garcia DeWalt, LLP

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About Garcia DeWalt, LLP

Clariza C. Garcia has practiced law in California for twenty years.she is admitted in all state courts, the Northern, central and eastern district courts and the ninth circuit court of appeals.She is a member of the labor and employment section of the California Bar association.She is a lifetime member of the Filipino bar association.

ms. garcia graduated from the University of California, Davis and Western State University, School of Law.During law school, Ms. Garcia was a Paralegal and Certified Law Clerk with the San Bernardino County Counsel?s Office.


Ms. Garcia began her legal career with the San Bernardino County Counsel?s Office as a Deputy County Counsel, where she served in a dual assignment in Risk Management Defense and Juvenile Dependency Appeals.SHE represented San Bernardino County in employment, civil rights and premises liability cases, in State and Federal Courts.


From 1999 to 2005, Ms. Garcia was an associate at Los Angeles law firms representing the City AND County of Los Angeles, the University of California as well as Whole Foods Markets, Ford Motor Company and Wells Fargo Bank in employment claims, premises liability, products liability, and general business litigation, at both the trial and appellate court levels.


From 2005 to 2016, Ms. Garcia was an associate at Bay Area law firms representing Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies and public entities in employment, wage and hour and general civil litigation, as well as public entities in civil rights actions.she was an associate at the Law Firm of Patton ? Wolan ? Carlise in Oakland, California where she continued to represent public sector clients including the County of Alameda, Del Norte County and Alameda Health Systems.

ms. garcia has prevailed in summary judgment that lead to the dismissal of several actions against public entities for civil rights violations including prison conditions and a claim of malicious prosecution against its former District Attorney.she has also represented employers in the healthcare industry in wage and hour AND employment matters, in the public and private sector.


Ms. Garcia has provided advice and counsel as well as personnel policy drafting and review.She has represented employers before the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and prepared responses to charges filed with the DFEH and EEOC.


Ms. Garcia is a trained mediator and serves as a mediator in the First and Third District Courts of Appeals of California as well as all Bay Area Counties.she is pro bono counsel for calico.

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