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Address: 655 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78206
Chambers Phone No.: (210) 472-6565
Fax Number: (210) 472-6568

Staff Information:

Courtroom Deputy:
Ms. Jessica Urrutia
Courtroom Deputy Phone:
(210) 472-6550, ext. 5020
Courtroom Deputy Email:
Assigned Court Reporter:
Fact Sheet for U.S. District Judge Garcia

Biographical Information:

Year Service Began:
Appointed By:
President William Clinton
  • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. 1975
  • University of Texas School of Law, J.D. 1978
Legal Practice:
  • Law Offices of Matt Garcia
  • Law Offices of Heard, Goggan and Blair
Judicial Experience:

Texas Fourth Court of Appeals (San Antonio), 1991-1994


Member of Texas House of Representatives, 1983-1991