Gilbert Garcia was born in 1953 and grew up in San Antonio, Texas. He has lived in Montgomery County for over 30 years, where he has raised a family and built a successful law firm.
Gilbert attended Central Catholic High School. He went on to earn an Army ROTC scholarship and attended the University of Notre Dame, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government in 1975. After graduation, Gilbert headed back to Texas to attend the University of Texas Law School and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in 1978.
While in law school and just after graduation from law school, Gilbert worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Bastrop, Texas where he was responsible for prosecuting offenses of all types. As a lead trial prosecutor, Gilbert gained valuable trial skills in prosecuting serious offenses including murder, DWI and drug cases.
After he received his Texas State Bar license in 1978, Gilbert was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Army where he served as legal counsel in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Gilbert proudly served his country as a prosecutor and defense attorney in the United States Army. Gilbert was assigned to Fort Sill Oklahoma with Temporary Duties from Texas to Panama. As a member of the JAG Corps, Gilbert gained valuable trial experience which included Drug, Sex, Robbery and other major criminal cases.
Then in 1983, Gilbert moved to Montgomery County where he began his career as an Assistant County Attorney for Civil Affairs and later as Civil Section Chief. He founded Garcia & Garcia, Attorneys at Law, P.C. in 1983 and has remained in private practice since that time.
Gilbert went on to open The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm in 2008. He has been located on the courthouse square for over 30 years.
Since 1989, Gilbert has been Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Only about 1% of all lawyers in Texas have become Board Certified in Criminal Law and Gilbert is one of the 859 Texas lawyers to successfully obtain this certification. Board Certified Criminal Law specialists have experience in the preparation and trial of serious criminal matters. They have extensive knowledge of state and federal constitutional law, evidence, procedure and penal laws involved in criminal defense matters.
Gilbert is a member of the State Bar of Texas (Criminal Justice Section Member & Individual Rights & Responsibility Section Member), Texas Board of Legal Specialization – Criminal Law, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, College of the State Bar of Texas, The National College for DUI Defense, Inc., and The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Gilbert is also a member and past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Montgomery County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He is a proud member of The Woodlands Bar Association, Texas Exes and the Alliance of Board Certified Attorneys.
Gilbert’s commitment is not limited to the legal profession, as he has always been active in the community in which he works and lives. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce, where he organized and chaired the Downtown Conroe Revitalization Committee. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Conroe YMCA, the Rivershire Community Associations, Sacred Heart School, the Harbour Town Community Association and the Lake Conroe Sailing Association.
“I’m proud to be able to provide three decades of criminal legal experience for those facing serious legal matters,” says Garcia. The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm is a small Criminal Defense boutique firm located on the courthouse square at 220 N. Thompson, Suite 202, Conroe, TX 77301. You can contact The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm at 936.756.3333 or The Texas Lawyer Blog.