Noel Garcia was going to be a physician. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo in biological sciences (college of Science and Mathematics), she has a deep understanding of the difference between molecular and cellular biology, biomedicine, and the natural world. Like all good clinicians (and lawyers), she is a problem-solver, someone who sees the inter-connectedness between varying scientific and intellectual disciplines, and she also just knows how to get things done.
After being accepted to medical school, however, cosmic forces stepped in. Noel was introduced to a lawyer who convinced her to go to law school – and she did. While at California Western School of Law, Noel received a Dean’s Scholarship for Ethnic Diversity in 2008-2009. She was a member of the pro bono Honor’s Society and was also a Community Outreach Committee Volunteer. In short, she used her law school education to not just learn the law and begin to think like a lawyer; she used it help people.
Noel has spent the last year focusing on building our case against a number of medical device companies that this firm has sued in various state and federal courts around the country. This experience has shown her that clients come first, that phone calls are always returned within twenty-four hours, and that digging through a mountain of medical records to find a note from the treating physician that no one else saw, is often the difference between a good case and a great case.
Noel embodies what this law firm is all about: attention to detail, practical problem-solving, and a client focused ethos. This law firm is lucky to have her on the team. Send her an email about your case or pick up the phone and call her. Please tell her that you are glad she decided to forgo medical school — and instead help patients fight for their rights in a courtroom.
*Noel recently passed the July 2018 California bar exam and is awaiting her bar number once her moral character application is completed.