The Honorable David A. Garcia

San Francisco Superior Court

Court Info

San Francisco Superior Court, Department retired (website)

Biography

David A. Garcia served 20 years on San Francisco’s municipal and superior courts.

He presided over civil, family law, and criminal matters, and settlement hearings involving employment, real estate, business/commercial, insurance contract, civil rights, landlord-tenant, personal injury, products liability, medical malpractice, and legal malpractice.

Education

  • LL.M. from Yale Law School (1971)
  • J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law (1970)
  • B.A. from University of San Francisco (1967)

Career

  • Judge at San Francisco Superior Court in San Francisco County, California (1990 to 2003)
  • Judge at San Francisco Municipal Court in San Francisco County, California (1983 to 1990)
  • General Counsel/Executive and Legal Affairs Secretary at California Fair Employment and Housing Commission in San Francisco County, California (1978 to 1982)
  • Professor of Law at University of San Francisco School of Law in San Francisco County, California (1974 to 1983)
  • Partner at Private Practice in San Francisco County, California (1974 to 1977)
  • Managing Attorney/Staff Counsel at Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, Mission Law Office in San Francisco County, California (1971 to 1974)