777 S. Harbour Island Blvd. Suite 950
Tampa, FL 33602
Attorneys by State
- William F. “Chip” Merlin, Jr., Esq.
- Ashley N. Harris, Esq.
- Christopher N. Mammel, Esq.
- Corey Harris, Esq.
- Craig Kubiak, Esq.
- David J. Pettinato, Esq.
- Douglas L. Grose, Esq.
- Erin Dunnavant, Esq.
- Francisco O. Garcia, Esq.
- Javier Delgado, Esq.
- Jean Niven, Esq.
- Jeffrey L. Greyber, Esq.
- Kelly Kubiak, Esq.
- Larry Bache, Esq.
- Mary Kestenbaum Fortson, Esq.
- Nicole Vinson, Esq.
- Ruck P. Deminico, Esq.
- Sean Shaw, Esq.
- Shane S. Smith, Esq.
- Shaun J. Marker, Esq.
- Tamara C. Chen-See, Esq.
Francisco O. Garcia, Esq.
Francisco Garcia began as a law clerk for our firm and quickly proved to be an invaluable asset in various respects. Mr. Garcia attributes his success as a young attorney to his relentless work ethic, dedication and integrity, in addition to the unwavering support from his family and friends.
Mr. Garcia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Florida in Business Administration and received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, a university known throughout Florida for its excellence in trial advocacy. While in law school, Mr. Garcia worked as a law clerk for the Civil Litigation Division of the Florida State Attorney General’s Office and was a Judicial Intern for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Mr. Garcia was also the recipient of the prestigious Victor O. Wehle Award, which recognizes the top trial advocates of each graduating class. In addition, Mr. Garcia was actively involved in a number of student organizations and is proud of his achievements as President of Stetson University’s Hispanic Bar Association and member of the esteemed Stetson Ambassadors program.
Mr. Garcia was born in Miami, Florida and later relocated with his mother, father and sister to Melbourne, Florida. His personal and professional experiences in countries such as Mexico, Argentina, Spain and a number of Latin American countries have provided Mr. Garcia with an appreciation for diversity and an ability to effectively communicate with people of almost any background.
Stetson University College of Law
Honors: Victor O. Wehle Award, Summer 2012, Academic Honor Roll, Fall 2011, Full Academic Scholarship, Summer 2011, Trial Advocacy (Top Grade), Immigration Litigation & Advocacy (Top Grade), Interviewing & Counseling in Spanish (Top Grade)
University of Florida, Warrington School of Business
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration; Minor in Spanish; International Studies Specialization
Honors: Florida Academic Scholars Award, Phi Sigma Kappa Academic Excellence Award, Brevard Chamber of Commerce Young Adult Award
Fluent in Spanish, both reading and writing.
Florida State Bar