Image of Miller Canfield Blog

Insight on the legal issues that matter most to business.

Search Blog

Get Updates By Email

RSS Subscribe to This Blogs Feed

Recent Posts


Select Topic


Select Month and Year


Welcoming Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence García to Miller Canfield
Image related to Welcoming Detroit Corporation Counsel Lawrence García to Miller Canfield

We are pleased to welcome Lawrence García to Miller Canfield's Employment and Labor Group! García comes to Miller Canfield from the City of Detroit, where he served as Corporation Counsel from January 2018 to November 2021. As he said while announcing the move to Miller Canfield on LinkedIn, "I knew the experience (with the City of Detroit) would allow me to expand the breadth of my knowledge of the law, improve my leadership skills, and deepen relationships with city and regional stakeholders."

As the head of the City of Detroit's legal department, García oversaw the delivery of legal services to all branches and agencies of government. He assisted in the administration of Detroit's 2020 election and the successful defense of the city during the subsequent litigation challenging the results. García also oversaw the legal work involved with major redevelopment and economic development initiatives, including the expansion of the Mack engine plant and Jefferson North Assembly Plant by FCA US (now Stellantis). Similarly, he helped coordinate the land deals behind Amazon's new $400 million distribution center on the site of the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.

García has 25 years of litigation experience and is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates as well as a member and two-time past president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan. He volunteers as chair of the Cesar Chavez Academy Board of Directors. He serves as chair of the Michigan Hispanic Collaborative and is a former secretary of the Detroit Institute of Arts Board of Directors. García is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

Welcome, Lawrence!

Share: Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email