Carlos G. Garcia


“You are paying me for my judgment, not just my legal knowledge”

Carlos has over 20 plus years in the legal profession. He has worked in a broad range of practice areas, including matrimonial, criminal, immigration and civil and international litigation. His varied experience brings a unique and effective perspective to resolving clients’ legal issues.

Along with his colleagues at Grandview Law, he represents clients in family / divorce proceedings and settlements, covering property division, child and spousal support (“alimony”), parenting and other disputes, and pre-nuptial (“prenups”) and separation agreements. Whether your matter is being litigated in BC Supreme or Provincial Court, or being settled amicably outside the courtroom, Carlos has the experience, skills and judgment to ensure your interests are protected and resolved favorably.

In the immigration area, Carlos and his associates handle a wide range of applications, including family sponsorship, Parent and Grandparent Super Visa, visitor and student visas, Express Entry (skilled workers), Provincial Nominee Programs, Inadmissibility, Humanitarian and Compassionate claims, and Citizenship applications. Also qualified as an active attorney in the State of California, USA, he can also assist in certain US immigration matters, including inadmissibility waivers and “TN” NAFTA professional employment visas.

Beyond these areas, Carlos can assist in select other disputes and legal issues, on a case-by-case basis, ranging from consular document notarizations, to specialized civil litigation. Please contract Grandview Law at 604.560.1400 to inquire further.

While not practicing law, Carlos likes to travel to warm places (especially to visit family in Spain) and play in the ocean. While English is his native language, he speaks an almost-fluent Spanish.
Spanish – fluent (written and spoken)
French – intermediate reading/ basic spoken and written
Pro Bono Attorney, Northwest Immigrants Rights Project
Instructor, American Bar Association, Rule of Law Initiative
Carlos G. Garcia, All the Other Dirty Little Secrets: Investment Treaties, Latin America, and the Necessary Evil of Investor-State Arbitration, 16 Fla. J. Int’l L. 301 (2004).
2003 – Master of Laws (LL.M.) International Trade Law, University of Arizona
1992 – JD, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia
1986-1989 – Faculty of Arts, English (Honors). The University of British Columbia
Present – American Bar Association
Present – Canadian Bar Association
Present – American Immigration Lawyers Association
2004 – State Bar of California, Active Attorney (No. 229872)
1993 – Law Society of British Columbia, Lawyer (No. 107116)
Present – Ad Hoc Senior Consultant to the international legal team, ISDS Law/J. C. Mowatt Law Corp.
Present – Trainer/Instructor, ABA Rule of Law Initiative
2012-2016 – Lawyer, Audit & Investigation Department – Legal Services Society of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
2007-2012 – Independent Lawyer, Vancouver, BC
2005-2006 – Associate Attorney, Brown & Associates, Sacramento, CA
1999-2004 – International Lawyer, Thomas & Partners, Mexico City and Vancouver, BC
1994-1998 – Barrister & Solicitor, Vancouver, BC

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