With a diverse background in litigation, Gracie Garcia is a versatile trial attorney who combines pragmatism, charisma, and dedication to deliver strategic advice and favorable verdicts to a wide array of clients ranging from individuals to businesses in the public and private sectors. Gracie’s practice includes general business disputes involving claims such as breach of contract, negligence, and fraud, real estate-related disputes involving purchase and sale contracts, lease agreements, and construction contracts, and lender-related disputes involving the enforcement and collection of financial obligations. Gracie also has experience defending against personal injury claims, employment claims, and insurance claims.
Understanding that every client has different goals and needs, Gracie is able to assess every aspect of a matter with a keen eye toward detail in order to develop the best legal strategy possible, whether it be an aggressive yet persuasive litigation approach in trial, mediation, or arbitration. When other areas of law beyond litigation are implicated, Gracie works across disciplines with colleagues in other legal areas of service such as bankruptcy, healthcare, or transactional law.
Prior to joining Jackson Walker, Gracie was a litigation associate at Kelly Hart & Hallman, LLP in Fort Worth, Texas. While in law school, Gracie served as a law clerk for the Honorable Rebeca Martinez at the Fourth Court of Appeals in San Antonio, Texas, and also interned for the Texas Attorney General in Fort Worth. These experiences have helped broaden Gracie’s knowledge and understanding of legal issues in the business industry.
B.S., cum laude, Texas Christian University, 2014
J.D., cum laude, St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2017
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
United States District Court for the Eastern, Northern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Texas
- Representing financial institutions in connection with their enforcement and collection of business loans, including loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration—judgments secured against debtors and guarantors on numerous loan transactions
- Representing property owners in connection with their rights and interests in their property—obtained final judgment in favor of property owners against homeowners’ association; obtained writs of possession to evict trespassers; obtained orders invalidating mechanics’ liens; settled easement disputes preventing access to landlocked property
- Representing private equity-backed exploration and production companies in contract disputes—secured dismissal of damage claims in excess of $1 million relating to purchase and sale agreement
- Representing insurance carriers in first-party insurance actions and coverage disputes, including excess liability policies—settled damage claims in excess of $100 million against excess policy carriers
- Representing landlords in connection with lease disputes-secured judgments for failure to pay rent and comply with other lease obligations
- Representing major airlines against negligence-related claims—secured dismissal of damage claims in excess of $1 million
- Representing employers against wrongful termination claims—secured dismissal of damage claims in excess of $1 million
- Representing fast-food restaurant franchisor in dispute against franchisee involving trademark violations, breach of contract claims, and violations of franchise-statutes—judgment secured in favor of franchisor
- Representing toll-road authorities in connection with property-related claims and contract requirements
- Representing municipal utility district in dispute against another governmental authority relating to water contract
- Akins v. Valley Proteins, Inc., No. 2:21-CV-193-Z, 2022 WL 2292729 (N.D. Tex. June 23, 2022) (represented employer against employee’s claims for wrongful termination, negligence, gross negligence, defamation, and violations of drug-testing procedures set forth in Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; the Court granted the employer’s motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) and dismissed the employee’s claims with prejudice)
- VR Venue Ltd. Partnership v. Vietxican Investments, LLC, 2021 WL 261516, at *1 (Tex. Dist.) (represented property owner against tenant and guarantor in connection with tenant’s failure to comply with lease obligations; the Court granted landlord’s motion for summary judgment)
- Telsmith, Inc. v. 37 Bldg. Products, Ltd., No. 02-19-00220-CV, 2020 WL 719445 (Tex. App.—Fort Worth Feb. 13, 2020, no pet.) (represented building company at the trial court level and on appeal in connection with claims related to defective equipment; successfully defended against manufacturer’s motion to compel arbitration based on arbitration provision in agreement between manufacturer and dealership)
- Scott v. Am. Airlines, Inc., No. 4:19-CV-688-A, 2019 WL 7371851, at *3 (N.D. Tex. Dec. 31, 2019) (defended airline against passenger’s claims for negligence and vicarious liability; the Court granted airline’s motion to dismiss under Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) and dismissed passenger’s claims with prejudice)
- Texas Rising Star, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters, 2021-2023
- Lawyers of Color’s Annual Hot List, 2022
- Speaker, Tarrant County Bar Association Brown Bag Seminar: 5 Benefits You’re Missing Out On If You’re Not Using An E-Discovery Platform, June 2022
- Speaker, Texas A&M University School of Law, Women of Color Collective Law Students Association, October 2019
- Speaker, Texas Christian University, Anthropology and Sociology Department, April 2019
- Tarrant County Bar Association, Member, 2017-present
- Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association, Member, 2017-present
- Eldon B. Mahon Inn of Court
- Associate Member 2019-2021
- Barrister Member, 2023-Present
- Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD)
- Pathfinder, 2022-2023
- Alumni, 2023-present
- Pro Bono College of the State Bar of Texas, Member, 2017
April 24, 2023Newsletters
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March 23, 2023Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 63 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2023 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
April 21, 2022Newsletters
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March 22, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 51 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2022 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list, which recognizes only 2.5% of Texas attorneys who either are 40 years of age or younger or have been in practice for 10 years or less.
March 1, 2022Attorney News
Jackson Walker Selects Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings to Participate in Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Programs
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of Sang Shin, Gracie Garcia, and Gaby Rawlings to participate in two professional development programs offered by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD).
March 23, 2021Attorney News
Jackson Walker is pleased to announce the selection of 36 attorneys to Thomson Reuters’ 2021 “Super Lawyers – Rising Stars” list. Spanning five offices and eight major practice areas, these up-and-coming attorneys have been nominated by peers within and outside the Firm.