Lem Garcia Law Attorneys
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Lem Garcia founded Lem Garcia Law in 2014. With only a few thousand dollars of his own money in the bank, lots of donated time and handiwork from his family, and bargain furniture found on Craigslist, Lem Garcia Law was born. It has become one of the fastest growing and most well-respected personal injury law offices in Southern California, having recovered millions of dollars for clients, with top settlements of $1 million, $500,000, and $265,000. Lem attributes the success of the firm to always doing what is best for his clients and its unique Lem Garcia Law Promise, which delivers top-notch personal service and results.
The son of hardworking immigrants from the Philippines, Lem was the first person in his family born in the United States. He received a journalism degree from California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, then worked as a law clerk for several years at a complex civil litigation firm in Pasadena. Lem also worked as a photographer for the LA Clippers, but left his dream job to earn his law degree from Western State University College of Law in Fullerton. During law school, he received a full scholarship, was a member of the law review, and graduated in the top 20 percent of his class. After law school, Lem worked as an independent consultant and at several different law firms. Lem’s goal was to open his own law practice so that he could raise the standard of the personal injury industry, and in 2014, with meager resources to begin with, he did just that.
Lem is happy to provide honest and straightforward advice, outstanding personal service, and results to his clients. Lem is a proud, lifelong resident of West Covina, and enjoys serving his local community, as well as the surrounding area. When he’s not busy handling cases, you can find him working on his jump shot on the basketball court or hanging out at the beach with his wife, Therese, and two daughters, Josephine and Simone.
Therese B. Garcia joined Lem Garcia Law in 2016, bringing several years of advocacy experience with her. She has built her life and career around helping and serving people. Before becoming an attorney, Therese spent many years working with low-income, elderly, and disabled people facing various circumstances, including drug addiction, domestic violence, and homelessness. Once she became an attorney, she continued to work for the public as a staff attorney in a legal aid office in San Bernardino, CA, where she represented clients fighting for Social Security and other public benefits. Now through Lem Garcia Law, Therese continues to focus on her passion for advocating for the people.
After growing up all over the U.S., in places ranging from New Orleans to Southern California to West Virginia, Therese earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology, cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College. She later earned her law degree, cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law. During law school, Therese was an editor of the school’s law review, president of the Asian Law Students’ Association, and recipient of an Olender Foundation award for her several hundreds of hours of work in the school’s pro bono law clinics. She also managed to train for and run two full marathons as a law student.
Therese’s favorite aspect of working at LGL is building a law firm that acts as a refuge for people struggling through tough situations, all while getting to spend time with her husband, Lem, who happens to be the founder of LGL. When she’s not helping Lem run the practice, Therese can be found mothering their two young daughters, Josephine and Simone, and trying to squeeze in a run here or there.
John C. Jocelyn was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. After graduating from UC Irvine, John enlisted in the United States Army, where he distinguished himself as a human intelligence non-commissioned officer attached to the U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan, earning an Army Commendation Medal and Combat Action Badge for his contributions to ongoing operations. Upon completing his term of enlistment, he became a professor at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center, training new soldiers in human intelligence operations, interrogation and intelligence source operations.
While in Afghanistan, John worked closely with a senior JAG officer who saw potential and encouraged him to pursue the law as a career. John received a full scholarship to attend Pepperdine University Law School, where he concurrently earned a Juris Doctor degree and a master’s degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
John is driven by a personal sense of duty to serve others, which informs his work as an attorney. At Lem Garcia Law, John has been able to focus on building relationships with each and every client, which makes it even easier for him to fight for the justice they deserve. Outside of work, John spends time with his family and enjoys working with his hands to build furniture and restore old motorcycles.
Lem Garcia | Law
1720 W. Cameron Ave., Ste. 210
West Covina, CA 91790
17777 Center Court Dr.
Cerritos, CA 90703
(By Appointment Only)