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Renee Garcia

Of Counsel

Renee Garcia is a highly regarded criminal law trial attorney. She is a zealous advocate for your rights and protecting your freedom. You will benefit from her nearly 30 years of experience in the courtroom as a successful trial attorney. Your case will be handled with the dignity and importance it deserves. You will receive personal attention throughout these stressful times.

Renee Garcia cares and has nearly 30 years’ experience in all types of criminal matters. Over her career she has handled hundreds of domestic violence matters and thousands of drug related cases. Her experience at the Alternate Defenders office provided valuable expertise in the more serious cases, such as gang, weapons charges, murder, robbery, kidnapping, extortion and more. She has tried in excess of 40 felony criminal cases. Due to her expertise and trustworthy reputation, she is appointed cases by the Orange County Superior Court Judges. Her integrity and work ethic ensure that you will get the representation you deserve, no matter what type of case you have. She has successfully obtained diversion for many clients who qualify including for Mental Health, Veterans court, and Misdemeanor cases.

Renee Garcia will stand by you and make sure you received individual attention you deserve. She will listen to you and will fight on your behalf. She is compassionate and will treat you as an individual human being.

She is the kind of lawyer you want to hire, one who is on your side and will always work in the client's best interest.


J.D., Whittier Law School, 1994

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Business Administration, Boston University, 1989

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice Court Admissions State Bar of California, 1994
California State Court, 1994
United States District Court, 1994
United States Supreme Court, 1994
Washington D.C., 2010
Washington State, 2011
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Newport-Harbor Bar Association
Past President

West Bar Association
Past President

Orange County Trial Lawyers Association

California Public Defenders Association

Orange County Bar Association

Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Orange County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service
Board of Directors

  • Exclusively handle Criminal Defense for nearly 30 years
  • Former Orange County Alternate Defender Attorney
  • Past president of the Newport Harbor Bar Association
  • Past president of the West Bar Association
  • Speaker, Continuing Education of the Bar
  • Judge Pro Tempore of the California Superior Court
Attorney Rating
  • AVVO rated 5.0 (the highest rating given)
Litigation Percentage
  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Criminal Defense Litigation
Classes/ Seminars Taught
  • Speaker, Continuing Legal Education, For Criminal Law- Handling Gang Cases; Immigration
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