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I will be firm in my commitment to the law and fair in its application.
I will be tough where it is deserved and compassionate when it is needed.
I will treat everyone with honesty, respect, and decency. Ensuring equal justice for all.
Laura Garcia serves as a Riverside County Superior Court Commissioner. After an extensive vetting process, Commissioner Garcia was elected to her judicial position by the Judges of the Riverside County Superior Court.
Commissioner Garcia previously worked as a Riverside County Deputy Public Defender for over a decade. She served as a Senior Trial Attorney in the Complex Litigation Unit protecting the Constitutional rights of those in need. She also served as the lead Juvenile Court Public Defender in Indio, where she addressed the unique needs of children in the justice system.
Her proudest service to the community has been advocating for children with disabilities. As the mother of a child with Down Syndrome, she has fiercely advocated for him while helping to guide other families in accessing services and appropriate education for their children.
As a Judicial Officer in the Riverside County Superior Court, Laura Garcia understands not only the importance of a fair and just legal system for everyone but also the importance of a legal system that reflects the community it serves. She is dedicated to upholding the laws of our State and committed to the Constitution of the United States, while ensuring justice for victims. Commissioner Garcia also supports appropriate rehabilitation opportunities including mental health services, education and workforce training, that will keep our communities safer for all.
Commissioner Garcia grew up in the City of Coachella here in Riverside County. She attended local public schools and graduated from the University of Redlands where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Government. After college, she earned a Juris Doctorate from the Southern California Institute of Law in Santa Barbara where she graduated at the top of her class. She has practiced law since 2008 when she was admitted to the California State Bar.
Commissioner Garcia resides in Corona with her husband and their three children. She enjoys serving as a baseball and soccer mom on the weekends and was a past PTA president.