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Garcia, Victoria M.
Victoria M. Garcia
Managing Partner, San Antonio
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Jessica Leyva Cervera


Focusing on immigration, labor and employment law, Victoria Garcia represents domestic and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment, and immigration.

Ms. Garcia provides clients with comprehensive legal guidance regarding business immigration matters, including (i) obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign employees, (ii) responding to inquiries and audits from the Department of Homeland Security, and (iii) complying with U.S. immigration laws in the hiring, retention and management of domestic workforces.

Ms. Garcia also represents clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination litigation, administrative proceedings, labor/management relations, and the formulation of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of the employment relationship.

Additionally, Ms. Garcia provides clients with advice and counsel on international employment issues, including the application of United States legislation abroad, the transfer, assignment and separation of employees on foreign assignment, the transfer of employees between subsidiaries and related entities, and on conflicts between U.S. and foreign legislation. Ms. Garcia is fluent in Spanish.


J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 1989
M. Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin, 1989
B.S., Foreign Service, magna cum laude, Georgetown University, 1985

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas


Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law - Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Free Trade Alliance San Antonio, Chairman of the Board, 2009; Chair Elect of Board of Directors, 2008; Secretary, 1995, 1999; Operations Committee Chair, 1996-1997; Finance Committee, Vice-chair, 1998; Board of Directors, 1994-present; Executive Committee, 1994-present; Counsel, 2002-2007 and 2010-present
Port San Antonio, Board of Directors 2009-present; Vice-Chair, 2013 and 2016; Secretary/Treasurer, 2012; Committee Vice Chair, 2013-Present
Texas Public Radio, Board of Directors, 2015 to present
United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County; Board of Trustees, 2012-present
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas; Board Development Committee, 2012-present
Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee, 2014 to present
State Bar of Texas, Professional Ethics Committee, 1995-2004
American Bar Association, International Labor and Employment Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
China Advisory Subcommittee to the City of San Antonio; Member, 2011-2012
Global Strategy Advisory Committee to the City of San Antonio; Member, 2012-2014


Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA, Immigration, 2010-2016
Legalease, The Legal 500 United States, Immigration, 2016
San Antonio Business Journal, 2011 Outstanding Lawyer Award; 2010 Corporate Executive Leadership Award
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Norma Martinez Lozano 2013 Leadership Award
Scene in SA: San Antonio's Best Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law, 2004, 2009, 2012-2016
Scene in SA: San Antonio’s Best Lawyers, Immigration, 2015-2016
Editor, Review of Litigation, The University of Texas at Austin
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating