- Products Liability
|University ||Florida State University at Tallahassee, B.S., 1996|
|Law School||Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 1999|
|Admitted||2000, Florida; 2000, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida; 2000, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida; 2006, District of Columbia; 2006, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2012, New York|
|Born||Miami, Florida, April 13, 1974|
Daniel Garcia is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice in the areas of products liability defense and toxic tort disputes. He has handled hundreds of products liability and mass tort litigation cases pertaining to asbestos since 2004, and is involved in all phases of the litigation process.
Mr. Garcia joined Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in June 2010. Previously he was an associate at Bennett Aiello Cohen & Fried PA in Miami. He began his legal career in 2000 at Lipcon, Margulies & Alsina, representing seamen and passengers in state and federal cases involving personal injury, wrongful death and sexual assaults on cruise line and cargo vessels in territorial and international waters. Mr. Garcia successfully obtained a decision in favor of a seaman for $653,000 in arbitration.
In 2004, Mr. Garcia moved to Foley & Mansfield, P.L.L.P. and began representing corporations in state and federal cases in products liability and mass tort asbestos litigation. In 2007, he moved to Adorno & Yoss, L.L.P., where he continued representing corporations in asbestos litigation and other products liability cases.
During law school, Mr. Garcia served as a legal intern for the Honorable Ralph Cranston Stoddard and the Honorable Rex Barbas in the Circuit Court for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Tampa, Florida. Additionally, as part of his law school studies, Mr. Garcia studied overseas at Charles University Law School in Prague, Czech Republic, and at Trinity College Dublin Law School, in Dublin, Ireland.
In 2009 and 2013, Mr. Garcia was selected for inclusion on the Rising Stars list by Florida Super Lawyers magazine. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list. In 2012-2013, he was selected as one of the "Top 40 Litigation Lawyers Under 40 in Florida" by the American Society of Legal Advocates.
Mr. Garcia is a member of The Florida Bar, and was appointed in July 2011 to serve as a member of its Lawyer Referral Service Committee and also its Prepaid Legal Services Committee. He is also a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and in May 2011 he was appointed as that organization's Deputy President for Broward County, Florida. Additionally, Mr. Garcia's professional memberships include the Cuban American Bar Association and Broward County Hispanic Bar Association.
He speaks Spanish fluently.
Publications and Presentations
Mr. Garcia has spoken at the University of Miami's Maritime Law Society regarding procedural and practical aspects of in rem actions involving, among other things, products liability.
Documents by this lawyer on Martindale.com
Florida Trial Court Erred in Applying Second Restatement of Torts Instead of Third Restatement of Torts in Asbestos Case
Daniel A. Garcia,Craig T. Liljestrand, June 26, 2012
On June 20, 2012, the Florida Third District Court of Appeals in Miami-Dade County threw out a $6.62 million asbestos judgment entered against defendant, a chemical manufacturer, in March 2010. Union Carbide Corp. vs. Aubin, No. 3D10-1982 (FL 3d Dist. Ct. of Appeals) (June 20, 2012). Plaintiff, a...
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