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Lawrence Garcia has been litigating a wide variety of legal matters on behalf of Michigan institutions, social service organizations and service-minded businesses since becoming a lawyer in 1995. As the City of Detroit's principal attorney, he hopes to reduce the City's liability in tort and negligence claims through diligent risk avoidance and strong advocacy in court. He also aims to see the City's Law Department recognized as one of the most talented and powerful groups of lawyers in the region. Lawrence comes to the City's Law Department as a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and as a former president of the Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan.