Memberships & Community Affiliations

Gilbert G. Garcia is involved in numerous legal organizations throughout Texas and the United States. His involvement allows him to have input on the laws as they affect our clients. Gilbert keeps abreast of the constant changes in the law, which offers clients the best possible defense. A partial list of the organizations Gilbert is a member of or involved in are listed below. The links on this page are provided as a service to viewers of this website; however, The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm does not intend for such links to be referrals to or endorsements of the linked entities, or any information which is made available thereby.

Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated Av Rating Martindale-Hubbell Peer Ratings Review -
Lawyer ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability and are used by buyers of legal services to justify their hiring decisions. AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Board CertifiedTexas Board of Legal Specialization -
Authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas, the TBLS certifies attorneys in 20 specific areas of law and paralegals in six specific areas. Board certification helps insure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.

State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas, since 1978 -
Every attorney licensed to practice law in Texas is a member of the State Bar, making it the fifth largest organization of lawyers in the United States. Among its responsibilities, the State Bar aids the courts in improving the administration of justice, advances the quality of legal services to the public, fosters the role of the legal profession in serving the public, and provides professional services to State Bar members.
Licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas, each Texas lawyer is an officer of the court and bears responsibility for keeping the public faith. Concern for maintaining the highest ethical standards led attorneys to found the Texas Bar Association (a voluntary membership organization) in 1882. The same concern led the bar to propose legislation that would make membership in the bar mandatory. That legislation, passed by the Texas Legislature in 1939, created the State Bar of Texas and provided for further controls over standards of legal practice
Criminal Justice Section Member
Individual Rights and Responsibility Section Member

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association -
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) is the largest state association for criminal defense attorneys in the nation. TCDLA started more than 37 years ago as a small, non-profit association and has grown into a state-of-the-art organization, providing assistance, support and continuing education to its members. TCDLA provides a statewide forum for criminal defense lawyers and is the only voice in the legislature interested in basic fairness in criminal defense cases. We are proud that among our 2900 members are found the who's who of the criminal defense profession in Texas.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation's criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's more than 12,800 direct members -- and 94 state, local, and international affiliate organizations with another 35,000 members -- include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system.

National College for DUI Defense
The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -
The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. (NCDD) is a professional, non-profit corporation dedicated to the improvement of the criminal defense bar, and to the dissemination of information to the public about DUI Defense Law as a specialty area of law practice. College members represent the most experienced DUI defense attorneys in the country.


The College of the State Bar of Texas
College of the State Bar of Texas -
The College of the State Bar of Texas is an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas. Members are qualified attorneys who are interested in both high ethical standards and improved training for all Texas attorneys. The College recognizes Texas lawyers who attend at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas. It also issues annual awards for Professionalism, Best CLE Article and Most CLE Hours.

The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws -
NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby organization. NORML supports the removal of all criminal penalties for the private possession and responsible use of marijuana by adults, including the cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. This model, similar to that recommended to Congress by President Nixon's esteemed Shafer Commission in 1972, is called "decriminalization." NORML additionally supports the development of a legally controlled market for marijuana, where consumers could purchase it from a safe, legal and regulated source. This model is referred to as "legalization." NORML strongly supports the right of patients to use marijuana as a medicine when their physician recommends it to relieve pain and suffering.

Houston NORML

Houston NORML -
Houston NORML is a local chapter of NORML dedicating to promoting the legalization of the responsible use of marijuana by adults. Gilbert G. Garcia is a Lifetime member of the Houston NORML Chapter. 

Montgomery County Bar Association -
The Montgomery County Bar Association has been helping lawyers achieve success for more than 150 years. The MCBA is engaged in the community by providing scholarships, charitable fundraising, Law Day education programs, food drives, and support of the Montgomery County Fair, among many other programs. The MCBA is one of the most rapidly growing Bar Associations with almost 400 members. Gilbert G. Garcia has served in many leadership roles with MCBA over the years, including President.

Montgomery County Criminal Defense Attorneys Association

The Woodlands Bar Association -
The Woodlands Bar Association was founded in 2006 to promote and develop The Woodlands area bar as an emerging market in the legal community. The Woodlands Bar Association is a non-profit organization of The Woodlands, Texas area attorneys. Our membership includes all members of the local Bar including: Judges, private practice attorneys, larger law firms, and corporate attorneys. The WBA is committed to promoting and developing the highest legal standards in the community. With an estimated 700 lawyers working or living in The Woodlands, they have the ability to use a large array of resources to promote profession.

Alliance of Board Certified Attorneys Alliance Of Board Certified Attorneys -
An alliance of Board Certified Montgomery County attorneys. Board Certifications represented in the alliance include: Immigration & Nationality, Family, Criminal, Consumer Bankruptcy and Business Bankruptcy and personal Injury. The cooperating have independent law offices, and do not practice law in association with each other. 


Texas Exes
Texas Exes -
The Texas Exes mission is simple: To unite, inform and involve alumni and friends for the purpose of promoting, protecting and preserving The University of Texas.

Gilbert G. Garcia, has practiced Criminal Law since 1978 and has been Board Certified in Criminal Law since 1989. The Gilbert G. Garcia Law Firm is the logical choice to represent you in your criminal case, providing the quality legal services you deserve in your most important matters. Free initial consultations and reasonable fees. Personal payment plans available and most major credit cards accepted. Many issues are able to be handled via e-mail, phone calls and fax and after hours and weekend appointments are available upon request to meet the needs of each client. Conveniently located on the Montgomery County Courthouse square since 1983.

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