Carlos Moctezuma García is a co-founder and member at García & García Attorneys at Law, P.L.L.C.. He graduated from Seattle University School of Law with honors where he also was the graduating class speaker. Carlos received his undergraduate degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
Carlos grew up in McAllen, TX - one of 5 children - the 4 other siblings much smarter than him. He practices law with his two brothers Raul (member) and Cesar (of counsel) as well as other attorneys in the firm.
His parents who did not have a formal higher education insisted that he and his siblings excel in higher education. Carlos and his siblings grew up in a Section 8 housing project known as “el campito,” where they learned to persevere despite the many obstacles they would confront later in life.
Carlos enjoys losing arguments to the most brilliant lawyer he's ever met - and the one he married. He also has three rambunctious children. His greatest interests are social justice, baseball, and nachos. He’s a board member of the Texas Civil Right's Project (TCRP). Carlos is also a committee member of the American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA) National CBP Border Patrol Liaison Committee. In 2016, Carlos was awarded TCRP's Kristi Couvillon's pro bono award. In 2015 ProBAR recognized him as a Pro Bono Champion and in 2013 he was awarded the John E. Cook Pro Bono Award from the Hidalgo County Bar Association. Carlos has litigated and won some of the following types of cases: Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Withholding, Motions to Terminate, Padilla post-conviction writs, misdemeanor and felony criminal trials.
Carlos Alonso García received a law degree (cum laude) from St. Mary’s School of Law in 2012 and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University in 2002. Before going to law school, Carlos worked for six years as a middle school math teacher in McAllen Texas. At St. Mary's School of Law he participated in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic under Professor Lee Teran. Carlos was also her research assistant and a staff member on the St. Mary's Law Journal. Carlos is proud to have attended Edcouch Elsa High School where he played football and ran track for “La Maquina Amarilla.”
He is a first generation United States Citizen. His parents immigrated to the United States and adjusted their status under the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. As a son of immigrants, he understands the frustration and anxiety that comes with the legalization process. He has experience representing clients before Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, and the Administrative Appeals Office. He is willing to guide you through the process and committed to keeping your family together. Carlos has a special knack for challenging criminal records in immigration court, which have led to successful outcomes.
César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and an associate professor at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He publishes crimmigration.com, a blog about the convergence of criminal and immigration law that has been featured on SCOTUSblog and was named one of the best law blogs of 2012 by the ABA Journal.
His academic interests also center on crImmigration, including teaching a seminar on the topic and having published articles about the right to counsel for immigrants in the criminal justice system, immigration imprisonment, and race-based immigration policing in the Maryland Law Review, BYU Law Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Harvard Latino Law Review, Columbia Journal of Race and Law, and Berkeley Law Raza Law Journal, among others. In addition to teaching a crImmigration seminar, he teaches Immigration Law, and Torts.
Yolanda began her legal career as a public defender in New Mexico where she represented hundreds of clients, successfully trying and winning criminal cases. As immigration questions began to arise in some of her criminal cases, Yolanda began her interest in the field of crimmigration. She takes pride in understanding both criminal and immigration law in order to best serve her clients.
Yolanda, a native of Brownsville, Texas, received her Bachelor’s degree from St. Edward’s University in Political Science. In 2013, she graduated with her law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.
During her time at Tech Law, Yolanda worked closely with the indigent population of West Texas as a student representative in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, and later as a student attorney for the Caprock Regional Public Defender Clinic. Yolanda twice served as the Vice-President for the Hispanic Law Student Association where she raised money for student scholarships awarded at the end of each year to deserving law students. During her last year of law school, Yolanda received an award for excellence in legal research and the Susan B. Fortney award for Ethics.
Yolanda is licensed to practice law both in the State of Texas and New Mexico.