Honorable RICHARD J. GARCIA, Chief Judge of Probate Court

Courtroom located in
Veterans Memorial Courthouse
2nd Floor











 

  
  • Appointed Probate Court Judge - February 2000
  • Retained November 2000
  • Re-elected November 2002, 2008, 2014
  • Term Expires - January 2021 
Education

  • University of Michigan, J.D. (1985)
  • University of Notre Dame (1983)   

Legal Experience 

  • Howrey & Simon, Associate, Washington, D.C.
  • Foster, Swift,  Collins & Smith, Associate, Lansing, MI
  • Adkins & Garcia, Partner, Lansing, MI 
  • Lynch, Gallagher, Lynch and Martineau, Partner, Lansing, MI
  • Chairman Michigan Civil Rights Commission
  • Co-Chair Michigan Alliance Against Hate Crimes
  • Chair Michigan Bias Crime Task Force       

Associations/Affiliations
  •  State Bar of Michigan

Community Involvement

  • Mental Health Commission Children's Work Group
  • Instructor Lansing Police Department Citizen Police Academy
  • Adjunct Professor Cooley Law School
  • Teaches Juvenile Law, Child Abuse and Neglect, Children and
    the Law and Family Violence Practice
  • Elections Commission