Leadership

Domingo Garcia, President

Legal Career

After graduating from law school, Mr. Garcia worked as an intern in the District Attorney’s office in Houston, Texas. In 1983 he established his own law firm, The Law Office of Domingo Garcia in Dallas, Texas. He has tried numerous criminal and civil cases. Currently, he primarily focuses his practice on personal injury, wrongful death, employment law and governmental relations cases.

In 1995, Mr. Garcia won a 1.1 million dollar verdict for a man who had been hit by a drunk driver. He has won numerous settlements and verdicts in excess of millions of dollars. In 2004, he obtained a SIX MILLION DOLLARS ($6,000,000.00) settlement, one of the largest of its kind in the country, in the case of Esperanza Alvarado, a 14 year old girl who was electrocuted in an apartment swimming pool. For more information, check out our results page. In 2014, Mr. Garcia obtained over $39,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements for his clients. He has won multiple high profile cases (see results). In 2014 in Carroll vs. Odom he with his partner won a 5.7 million verdict for car accident.

He is a member of the American Association of Justice, State Bar of Texas, and the Northern, Southern and Western Federal Courts of Texas. In addition, ever since Mr. Garcia started practicing law, he has donated his time and talents to a legal clinics in Dallas to provide legal services to the poor.

Political Career

Mr. Garcia believes that public service is the duty and responsibility of every American. He has served as a precinct chairman, campaign volunteer and voter registrar.

In 1988 Mr. Garcia was elected to the National Democratic Committee where he served for eight years. He was on the executive committee and was chairperson of the Latino caucus. In 1991, he was pro-active in the political fight to create single-member districts in Dallas. He ran for the Dallas City Council, was elected, and served from 1991 to 1995. In 1993, Mr. Garcia became the first Latino ever elected Mayor Pro Tem for the city of Dallas.

In 1996, he ran for the Texas legislature and was elected. He served in the Texas Legislature from 1996 to 2002. As a representative, he served on the criminal jurisprudence and Judicial Affairs Committees. He co-authored HB 1403 which became known as the Texas Dream act which provided in-state tuition to any graduate from any Texas high school.

On April 9, 2006, Domingo was the key leader and organizer of the largest march in Texas history, when over 500,000 people gathered in downtown Dallas to support comprehensive immigration reform.

He continues to be active in community and Democratic party politics.

Journalism Career Mr. Garcia served as a weekly editorial writer for the Dallas Times Herald where he wrote on current events and Latino issues. He is currently an editorial writer for Al Dia, Dallas’ largest Spanish newspaper.He currentlt is also a weekly political commentator on “Inside Texas Politics”on ABC ch.8. He has been quoted in numerous national papers such as the New York Times, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Examiner, and the Associated Press. He is a regular guest on local, state and national radio and television shows and has appeared on Bill O’Riley,Geraldo Rivera,amoung many others

Awards and Achievements

Mr. Garcia has won numerous awards and recognitions. The following is a brief list:

Dallas Observer Best Councilman
Oak Cliff Tribune Citizen of the Year
Texas Hispanic Magazine One of the Most Influential Hispanics in TX
Stone Wall Democrats Heroes of the 77th and 78th Legislature
Bilingual Association of TX Community Advocate of the Year
Texas Democratic Caucus Service Award
Texas Southern Alumni Assn Attorney of the Year
Thurgood Marshall School Tammy Boston Award

Mr. Garcia is a highly demanded public speaker on civic, political and Latino issues. He is a regular speaker for the U.S. State department on issues of democracy and municipal affairs.

He has spoken at numerous local, state and national events. However, his favorite audiences are students at public schools and universities. He is a speaker at several schools every year.

Mr. Garcia has traveled throughout the world on both business and pleasure. He has visited over 116 countries in Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Delma Gorostieta, LULAC Vice-President

Delma Gorostieta was born in Mexico and came to the United States at an early age. She was raised in Oak cliff were she attended Quintanilla Middle School 7th and 8th grade, and then Molina High School. She graduated high school with a distinguished graduate award, top 10 % of her class, and honor roll. She obtained a full scholarship to Texas A&M University where she was a Magna Cum Laude graduate with a Bachelors degree in Environmental Engineering and minors in computer programming, geography, psychology and Spanish. While at Texas A&M she obtain awards for Undergraduate Student Research Publication, Association of American Geographers Annual Conference Scholarship Award , Gamma Theta Upsilon Honor Society Certificate, and Texas A&M Deans Distinguished Student Award Liberal Arts. Delma has a passion for writing and is involved in scientific research and has published articles in peer reviewed scientific journals.

She grew up with a single mother and 2 younger siblings and became a first generation college graduate. Delma is empowered by her single mother who has sacrificed her life to provide her with an education. She has great mentors who have motivated her throughout her life such as Domingo Garcia, Shannon Flannigan, and Dr. Chris Houser. She works for Domingo Garcia as his Administrative assistant doing outreach events for the community and through the League of United Latin American Citizens. Now, Delma’s endeavor is Law school at SMU. She is also a human rights activist, environmental activist and a motivational speaker.