Raul Garcia graduated from Loma Linda University, La Sierra College of Arts and Sciences in 1984, with a BA in Religion and as a recipient of multiple Dean’s List awards.
In 1987, he obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Houston’s Law Center and was inducted to the Honorary Legal Fraternity of Phi Kappa Phi.
That same year, he was admitted to practice law in the State of California, and the following year was admitted to practice in the United States District Courts, for the Central and Southern Districts of California.
While an associate attorney at the Los Angeles based law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, Raul landed his first account representing an Inland Empire based mortgage warehouse lender on a multimillion dollar RICO claim. He then developed expertise in loan repurchase and loan fraud litigation. During the course of making a claim on behalf of his lender client against a Colorado based title company, and while the claim was pending, he was asked by that title company to defend it in other title claims. After the proper conflict waivers were secured, Raul began handling the gamut of title claims including easement litigation, mechanic lien claims, mortgage fraud, borrower fraud, falsified deeds, and alleged lender fraud in origination of loans.
Three years and one month after joining Lewis, Raul became a partner with the firm but could not resist the invitation to join the then national law firm of Arter & Haden LLP, working out of its Irvine office. There, Raul only represented lenders and loan servicers on commercial foreclosures, including receivership work, deficiency litigation, mortgage litigation and real estate litigation.
Because of the volume of work received from the Colorado title company, Raul developed an expertise and now only focuses on business and real estate litigation. His focus is on commercial foreclosures, title insurance litigation, loan repurchase litigation, commercial landlord and tenant litigation, real estate fraud and breach of contract litigation. Over the years, Raul has represented national and regional banks in all aspects of lender litigation excepting bankruptcy litigation.« Back to Attorneys Page