ATALIA GARCIA WILLIAMS

RESUME

Experience

Garcia Legal Group, P.C.
Founding Partner/Attorney
March 2014 - Present
Garcia Legal Grp is a general practice law firm and I practice in the areas of
Immigration Law (Family Based), Civil Law, Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, and Family Law.
- Represent clients in a variety of legal matters before State and Federal Court.
-Perform managing attorney responsibilities included analysis of job
descriptions, elimination of redundant work, and development of policy
manual, and "best practice protocols", that increased efficiency, and increased
ownership of corporate goals and objectives.
-Help plan, execute and direct all corporate legal affairs with the goal of
advancing and protecting the assets, personnel and legal rights of different
companies and individuals statewide.
-Responsibilities include first-chair trials, depositions, mediation, and all
aspects of running a busy docket, as well as management and supervision of
paraprofessionals.
-Case management and development skills include: initial client interviews,
researching potential claims, developing case strategy, and advising clients on
likely outcomes.
-Completed Basic Mediation Training and Family Mediation Training

American Business and Technology University
Adjunct Faculty Instructor for Criminal Justice Department
2013 - November 2015 
Online Asynchronous Course Delivery
Criminal Justice Instructor-This course introduces students to the areas of
corrections, policing, criminal justice, and criminology. The course explains the
fundamental concepts underlying the U.S. criminal justice system.
Juvenile Delinquency Instructor- This course provides an in-depth look at
how juvenile delinquency relates to the criminal justice system. Students will
examine the factors that contribute to juvenile delinquency, including both the
social aspects and the environmental contributors.

Baker College
Adjunct Faculty Instructor for Business Department
2012 - June 2014 
Online Synchronous Course Delivery
Responsible for providing a quality learning experience for students on
a semester basis. As Adjunct Online Faculty I reported to the business
department dean and performed instruction-related duties and responsibilities
in a timely manner and in accordance with the mission, policies and
procedures of the college.
Business Law- Law 211- Students are explained the sources of law,
components of the U.S. judicial system and operation of the law and
processes for legal dispute resolution in business. Students are able to
distinguish between torts and crimes and examine the elements of negligence,
including professional malpractice, and product liability. Students compare
ethical rules governing business and professional conduct. Students analyze
the requirements for formation of enforceable contracts under the Uniform
Commercial Code (UCC) and Common Law and apply risk management
techniques to business scenarios.

Ramos & Garcia Law Firm, PLLC
Partner/Attorney and Counselor at Law
June 2010 - February 2014 
Practice areas included bankruptcy, tax, commercial and residential property,
civil litigation, and immigration, family, and criminal defense.
Handle heavy caseload at a busy practice, often managing several cases in
active litigation at one time
-Case management and development skills include: initial client interviews,
researching potential claims, developing case strategy, and advising clients on
likely outcomes.
-Discovery experience includes taking expert and fact witness depositions,
propounding and responding to interrogatories.
-Significant writing experience included: drafting pleadings and motions practice
such as summary judgment motions, motions to compel and for sanctions and
motions to dismiss.
-Broad range of substantive experience acting as both defense counsel and
plaintiff’s counsel

B Sanchez Construction, LLC
Office/Project Manager
2003 - 2014 
Responsible for all in-house operations and ensuring all resources of the
company were managed and coordinated in an efficient and professional
manner on all projects, in order to perform work within the budget and ahead
of schedule.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Included:
-Planning, organizing, and staffing key field positions to accommodate the
specific project requirements.
-Monitored project objectives, company policies,
procedures, and performance standards of all field personnel.
-Monitored material and supply procurement, management and
distribution of equipment.
-Monitored the distribution of all labor resources and maintained tool
inventory.
-Appointed the Qualified Individual for the business to sit for the State of
Virginia's contractors licensing exam by demonstrating 5 years of hands-on
experience and fieldwork. Successfully passed Virginia and General Sections
which tests the general administrative and business knowledge necessary to
engage in Class A contracting along with the Building Technical Examination.

Bear Creek Family Dentistry
Dental Office Manager
August 2003 - May 2005 
Responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Dental Office.
Responsible for on-site supervision and provided advise, training, and had
the ability to enforce established policies. Supervised the auxiliary dental
staff, in accordance with office policy's, position descriptions and applicable
laws. Completed the dental data entry, the dental billing packets, and handled
accounts receivable issues. Participated and attended Dental Health related
meetings, as indicated. Provided appropriate administrative support when
needed which included, orientation and training of new dental employees,
Provided development and coordination of organizational-wide dental policies
and procedures. Additionally, assisted auxiliary dental staff as needed under
the supervision of the Dentist on staff.

Castle Dental Centers
Patient Administrator/Asst. Office Manager
September 2001 - August 2003 
Responsible for Front Office Clerical Activities: Scheduling and
Confirming Appointments, Handled patient reception, Managed Patient
Records, Managed Business Records, Processed Patient Insurance, and
Prepared Written Business Communications.

The Miracle Network, Inc, Chemical Dependency Treatment Center
Administrative Assistant
July 2000- March 2001 
Responsible for Front Office Clerical Duties: Greeting and assisting visitors and clients, 
Answered incoming calls, Provided clients with appropriate packets at time of initial intake, 
Coordinated and scheduled comprehensive assessments and outpatient chemical dependency admissions,
Secured prior authorizations and prepared health insurance billing forms 


Education

  • Texas Woman’s University, Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business, Phi Kappa Phi, 4.0 GPA (2013 – 2014)
  • Texas Wesleyan University School of Law, Juris Doctor, (2007 – 2009)
  • Baker College, Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Minor in Marketing, (2004 – 2006)

Courts of Admission:

  • State of Texas
  • United States District of Texas, Eastern District 
  • United States District of Texas, Northern District
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America

Language Skills:

  • English 
  • Spanish (Native)

Bar Associations:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Dallas Bar Association
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Mexican American Bar Association
  • Dallas LGBT Bar Association

Professional Boards and Associations:

  • Eastfield Pleasant Grove Advisory Committee
  • Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce-Executive Board Member
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • MetroTex Association of Realtors
  •  National Association of Realtors
  • Texas Association of Mediators
  • Texas Association of Realtors
  • Stonewall Democrats of Dallas
  • Former City of Dallas Permit and License Appeal Board Member
  • Former DFW International Board of Directors
  • Former Kaplan College Advisory Board
  • Former Lulac 4782 Board Member

Sponsorships and Volunteer Hours 

  • Southeast Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Sponsor 2018,2019, 2021
  • Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Sponsor-Donor/Volunteer 2018 to present
  • Southeast Dallas Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic- Volunteer and Sponsor 2017 to present
  • Wreathes for America Volunteer 
  • Organized the E. B. Comstock Middle School Thanksgiving Turkey Giveaway and Sponsor 2019
  • Organized the Christmas Toy Drive Benefiting Buckner Children’s Home, 2019`
  • Dallas Margarita Society dba Dallas Children’s Charities, Sponsor 2018 to present
  • Toys for Tots, Toy Drive Sponsor 2021
  • DFW Housing and Hunger Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Giveaway 2021
  • City of Dallas District 5- Trunk or Treat Giveaway Sponsor and participant.
  • Cockrell Elementary Career Day Participants- 2020
  • W. W. Samuell High School Career Day Participant 2019
  • H. Grady Spruce Career Day Participant-2018
  • ¡Vive tu vida! Get Up! Get Moving! Event Participant and Sponsor 2019,2020
  • Salvation Army Bell Ringer- 2021
  • Bilingual Point-of-contact for the post-COVID economic recovery process in the community to help them with EIDL, PPP, City Grant Applications
  • 100 hours of Pro-Bono Service a year per Firm Member since 2014