Rica V. Garcia
Rica V. Garcia is an Associate in Meyers Nave’s Land Use and Environmental Law Practice Group. Her experience in the field includes advising and representing public agencies, nonprofit organizations, and federal Indian tribes on a wide range of environmental and land use issues. In the past, Rica worked at Stanford Law School’s Environmental Law Clinic as an Environmental Justice Clinical Fellow. She also served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Bureau of Environmental Justice in the California Attorney General’s Office. As part of the Bureau of Environmental Justice, Rica represented the Attorney General in his independent capacity to successfully enforce state pesticide drift laws in trial court litigation.
Rica graduated from UCLA School of Law with a focus on Public Interest Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies. As a law student, she worked as Chief Comments Editor for the UCLA Law Review and interned with the Natural Resources Defense Council and National Center for Youth Law. She also has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA.
Her client-centered approach empowers clients to make primary decisions and collaboratively achieve their goals. During her career, she has represented both public and private interests in matters related to environmental, land use, and public agencies. Her practice is dedicated to guiding clients through administrative and legal processes.