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Kevin Garcia

Law Clerk

“Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.” - Thurgood Marshall

As a first-generation American, I have always had a unique appreciation for our democracy and system of government. My parents immigrated to the United States to pursue the American dream of a better life. For as long as I can remember, my dream has been to practice criminal defense. I wanted to dedicate my life to fight the good fight and hold the criminal legal system accountable so that justice and liberty can truly be for everyone.

I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in history. I was also a member of the Men’s Competitive Gymnastics Team during my time there. Afterwards, I began my legal career as a legal assistant for Rick Cofer before going on to graduate from the Texas Tech University School of Law with a concentration in criminal law and innocence.

I am an alumnus of the Texas Tech University School of Law Criminal Defense Clinic where I had the privilege to zealously advocate as a student attorney for indigent clients who could not otherwise afford legal representation, and to help serve local communities that are traditionally underserved and underrepresented by the legal profession. I strongly believe that everyone should have access to excellent legal representation.

Besides work, I grew up in the DFW area, so I am a massive fan of all things Dallas area sports, especially the Mavericks and the Cowboys. I also love watching movies and taking my dog Athena for walks around the park.

Education

  • Bachelor’s in History, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence, Texas Tech University School of Law

Professional Experience

  • Criminal Law Clerk, Cofer & Connelly, PLLC
  • Student Attorney, TTU Law Criminal Defense Clinic
  • Criminal Law Clerk, Geoffrey Puryear Law Firm
  • Legal Assistant, Law Office of Rick Cofer, PLLC

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Committed to Excellence

Client Reviews

  • "He was honest, hard-working, and dedicated to meeting all of my needs during this stressful time. I highly recommend him, and if I ever need a lawyer in the future, I will definitely call him back."
    J.A.
  • "A good law firm made my son feel comfortable after he was charged."
    Chris J.
  • "I would highly recommend Mr. Connelly."
    Kelly
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