Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


Mr. Garcia focuses his practice exclusively on representing employers with their labor and employment needs.  He has extensive experience in both federal and state courts representing employers.  He has defended both individual and collective actions under numerous state and federal employment laws, including Title VII, the ADEA, the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, Florida’s private whistle blower statute, and all manner of retaliation claims.  Mr. Garcia has also defended employment related torts such as defamation, negligent retention, negligent hiring, assault, battery and fraud, as well as all manner of breach of contract claims.  Mr. Garcia has handled numerous trials and administrative hearings.

Mr. Garcia has been featured as a speaker at numerous human resources and legal conferences throughout Florida.

Mr. Garcia also represents employers in front of numerous administrative agencies such as the EEOC and the Florida Commission On Human Relations.

Mr. Garcia regularly advises employers on numerous day to day matters related to their employees both domestically and internationally.  He emphasizes a practical approach to problem solving while decreasing an employer’s exposure to potential liabilities.  Mr. Garcia’s fluency in Spanish further allows him to address employee issues where language barriers would otherwise prevent such.

Mr. Garcia has been practicing employment law for 19 years and represents employers throughout the United States and the world.  He has spent the vast majority of his career at the law firm of Ogletree Deakins.  Ogletree Deakins is one of the premier employment law firms in the United States, representing most of the Fortune 500 companies, all the way down to small, privately owned employers.  The firm handles all aspects of employment law, including immigration, union avoidance, benefits, employment litigation under all discrimination and wage/hour laws, workplace safety, affirmative action, non-compete claims, and day to day employment advice.  What Iggy most enjoys about the practice is the relationships he has built with his clients.  Employment law is a practice where you have regular communications with your clients and really get to be a strategic partner with them.  It is a wonderful area in which to practice law.

In his free time, Mr. Garcia enjoys spending time with Kristin, his wife of 15 years, and his three sons, 13 year old twins Jake and Tyler and 11 year old Wes.


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