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Lawrence T. García

Senior Counsel





University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1995

Duke University, B.A., 1992

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals

  • Sixth Circuit

U.S. District Court

  • Eastern District of Michigan


Lawrence Garcia is a member of Miller Canfield's Employment and Labor Group.

From 2018 through 2021, Lawrence served as Corporation Counsel for the City of Detroit, where he led more than 120 professionals representing the City in the delivery of all legal services including litigation, major development deals and legal counsel to all City departments and agencies. Before going into government service, he worked in private practice and litigated a wide variety of legal matters on behalf of Michigan institutions, social service organizations and service-minded businesses. 

Lawrence is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and is the former president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan.


"50 Names to Know in Government," Crain's Detroit Business, 2019

J.T. Canales Award, University of Michigan Latino Law Student Association, 2015

Professionalism in Law Award, Oakland County Bar Association, 2013

Outstanding Member, Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, 2008

Hispanic Advocate of the Year, Michigan Commission on Spanish-Speaking Affairs, 2007

Professional Activities

American Board of Trial Advocates

Federal Bar Association

Detroit Bar Association Foundation, Board Member

Michigan Hispanic Collaborative, President and Chair

Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors

Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan, Former President

Detroit Bar Association, Director and Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee

Oakland County Bar Association, Diversity Committee and Circuit Court Committee

Civic, Cultural & Social Activities

Detroit Institute of Arts, Former Board Member

Erb Family Foundation, Board Member

Cesar Chavez Academy, Board Chair

Detroit Athletic Club


"Scaling Minority Owned Businesses," Panelist, DBusiness Breakfast Series, February 7, 2023

"Mentorship: How We Can Succeed While Uplifting the Next Generation of Attorneys," Panelist, Association of Corporate Counsel Michigan Chapter/BSP Law/Miller Canfield Panel, August 17, 2022 

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