Juan C. Garcia: Lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP

Juan C. Garcia


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Practice Areas

  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Crisis Management
  • Maritime
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.470.6157
Fax: 713-654-1301
University University of Houston, B.A.
Law SchoolSouth Texas College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude Member, South Texas Law Review, Order of the Barristers
Admitted2004, Texas

Professional Activities
President-elect, Hispanic Bar Association of Houston
Senior Vice Chairman of the Go Tejano Committee and Member of the Legal Advisory Committee, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Member, Mexican-American Bar Association of Houston
Member, Litigation Section, Houston Bar Association
Member, American Bar Association
Adjunct Advocacy Professor, South Texas College of Law

BornBrownsville, Texas, 1970

Juan Garcia litigates in various areas, including business torts, product liability, commercial lease disputes, personal injury defense, insurance subrogation and other general contractual matters. Juan's clients face trials in many state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. Additionally, he represents governmental bodies, such as regional transit authorities, on land acquisitions through condemnation. Juan also represents various energy companies in cases involving Jones Act, LHWCA and other maritime claims.

Selected Experience
Sutherland represents energy companies in controversies and commercial matters.

Sutherland defends Hercules Offshore Drilling, Inc. in maritime cases.

Sutherland defends chemical manufacturer against wrongful death claims.

Awards and Rankings
Selected for inclusion among Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars in the areas of business litigation and personal injury defense: general (2009-2010, 2012-2014)

Recognized among Houston's Top Lawyers, H Texas Magazine (2010-2012)

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Crisis Management


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Supreme Court of Texas Finds Contractors Cannot Recover Delay Damages for Negligent Misrepresentation Against an Owner’s Architect in a Case That Highlights the Economic Loss Rule
Lee C. Davis,Nkoyo-Ene Effiong,Juan C. Garcia, June 24, 2014
On June 20, Texas joined a number of states that apply the economic loss rule to damages claims arising from negligent misrepresentation between contractors and the owner’s architect. In LAN/STV v. Martin K. Eby Construction Company, Inc., No. 11-0810,1 the Supreme Court of Texas reversed the...

Fifth Circuit Limits Pollution Liability
David A. Baay,Rachel Giesber Clingman,Juan C. Garcia,Daniel Johnson,Sean D. Jordan, February 27, 2014
In a significant decision issued February 24, 2014, the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that federal laws preempt state laws in the case of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, because the event occurred in federal waters. That means states and local governments cannot collect penalties...
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Juan C. Garcia

1001 Fannin Street, Suite 3700
HoustonTX 77002-6760


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