Academy Member Inducted 2023

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Hon. Timothy Garcia (Ret.), Mediator & Arbitrator, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Hon. Timothy Garcia (Ret.)

Tim Garcia ADR LLC, and independent panelist with Phillips ADR Enterprises
PO BOX 5482
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: (505) 660-6700
Website: www.phillipsadr.com
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Recognized to New Mexico Chapter for Mediation & Arbitration

Regularly travels out of state to: Arizona, Colorado, Texas

Other ADR Services: Discovery Referee, Early Neutral Evaluation, Fact Finding, Med-Arb, Mini-Trial Judge, Special Master
Video Conferencing
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  • Practice Commenced: 2018
  • Total Mediations (as of Jan 2023): 100
  • Total Arbitrations (as of Jan 2023): 50
Practice Percentages
  • ALBUQUERQUE
  • CLOVIS-PORTALES
  • EL PASO-LAS CRUCES
  • FARMINGTON
  • SANTA FE

Biographical

Judge Garcia has thirty-eight years of legal experience as a private attorney, trial court judge, and appellate court judge. After serving over fifteen years on the bench, Judge Garcia retired from the Court of Appeals in 2018 and has return to the private practice of law, where he continues to work primarily in the areas of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation, arbitration, in-depth case evaluation for trials and appeals, special master services and mock trial services.

Judge Garcia continues to be known for his preparation, detail-oriented analysis and interactive approach to resolving tough cases. Over a career of nearly four decades, Judge Garcia’s business and management experience in both the private and public sectors is also comprehensive, including operational management of two law firms.

 

 


Case Experience

  • Appellate
  • Automotive
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Civil Rights
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Community Associations
  • Condominiums
  • Construction
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Contract Disputes
  • Debt Collections
  • Discrimination
  • Divorce (High Asset)
  • EEOC
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas)
  • Environmental
  • Family Businesses
  • Health Care
  • Industrial
  • Insurance
  • Labor/Unions
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Landlord/Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Libel & Slander
  • Local Govt./Municipalities
  • Media & Communications
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mortgage Foreclosure
  • Native American
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Partnerships
  • Pensions
  • Personal Injury
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Premises Liability
  • Probate
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Taxation
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Trusts / Estates
  • Unfair Competition
  • Utilities
  • Wage & Hour/FMLA
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death

Education

  • The University of New Mexico Albuquerque, New Mexico
    • Juris Doctorate Degree – 1984
    • Bachelor of Business Administration – 1979

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member, FedArb 2023 - Present
  • Member, American Arbitration Association 2019 –  Present
  • Contract Panel Member, Phillips ADR Enterprises 2019 – Present
  • Member, New Mexico Bar Association 1984 – Present
  • Volunteer Mediator, First Judicial District Court - Settlement Program 1990 – 2002
  • Board Member
    • Santa Fe Boys & Girls Club 1987 - 1993
    • Santa Fe American Little League 1997 – 1999
    • National Senior Men's Tennis Association 2022 - Present
    • Member, Association of Tennis Professionals 1979 – 1982
    • Grand Prix Tour Professional 1978 – 1981
  • Member, United States Tennis Association (USTA) Life Member
  • USTA National & Sectional Leadership Committees 2002 - 2021
  • USTA Southwest Section President or Delegate 2016 – 2021
  • USTA Southwest Section Board of Directors 2016 - Present
  • Board Member, National Senior Men's Tennis Association (NSMTA) - 2022 - Present

Rates Information

Please call (505) 660-6700 for specific details regarding rates.

New Mexico and Arizona case mediation rates are set on a sliding scale based upon the amount in controversy, case complexity and number of parties. 

All Phillips ADR Enterprises mediation rates and scheduling must be arranged through the Phillips ADR Enterprises office at (949) 760-5280.

Arbitration rates are set to match the rates utilized for all American Arbitration Association cases but case specific rates are available upon request. 

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