Lorna T. Garcia
San Jose Office
tel: +1 408 627 4812
fax: +1 844 910 1850
Ms. Garcia, Senior Attorney, represents self-insured employers, third-party administrators and corporations in all aspects of workers’ compensation. She has an intimate understanding of the insurance industry, and has developed a strong professional network throughout her career of defense litigation.
Before joining Michael Sullivan & Associates, she was Senior Trial Attorney for Farmers Insurance Exchange in Oakland. As team lead attorney for Northern California, she represented businesses and homeowners in a wide range of litigation claims, managing a significant caseload of employment and workers’ compensation matters. As co-head of the Claims Inclusion Council, she worked with colleagues throughout the company to promote diversity in more than 50 offices nationwide.
As Associate Attorney for Laughlin, Falbo, Levy & Moresi in San Jose, Ms. Garcia also practiced workers’ compensation defense as well as representing clients in a variety of business matters. In addition to devising litigation strategy, she worked with the firm’s attorneys to cultivate and establish business partnerships, and coordinate marketing events.
Ms. Garcia was Lead Contracts Coordinator for Adobe Systems in San Jose, managing a department of about 10 people, where she established operating and audit procedures. The department drafted and processed contracts and alliance/partnership agreements, and worked among various company departments to assess risk.
Ms. Garcia received her Juris Doctor degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, where she was a Dean’s Scholar, and served as Treasurer of the Asian-Pacific American Law Student Association. She received her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, where she received the Presidential scholarship and was on the Dean’s List all four years. She served as President of both the International Club and Sanlahi Club for Filipino students.
Ms. Garcia is conversation in the Filipino dialects of Tagalog and Ilocano.