Roland Garcia has tried lawsuits in state and federal trial courts, and has argued appeals in state and federal appellate courts. He has handled many high profile cases and has been quoted regarding these cases by The National Law Journal, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, Austin-American Statesman, Corpus Christi Caller Times, Texas Lawyer, Law360 and others. Roland is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America and Texas Super Lawyers Magazine. He has also been listed as receiving a Top 20 Verdicts by Texas Lawyer Magazine.
Active in the legal profession, Roland was the first minority to be elected President of the Houston Bar Association, the fifth largest voluntary bar association in the country, with more than 11,000 members. He also served as President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association, an elected position of the 22,000 member state-wide lawyers organization. Roland was President of the Hispanic Bar Association and President of the Dispute Resolution Center. He was an elected Director of the State Bar of Texas, and was a Trustee of the Texas Bar Foundation. President Barack Obama appointed Roland to the Board of Visitors of the United States Naval Academy, the governing body for the prestigious Annapolis, Maryland institution. Roland was appointed by the Mayor and Houston City Council to the Board of Pilot Commissioners of Harris County Ports. He serves as Co-Chair of the Mayor's Hispanic Advisory Board. He also serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Partnership, Memorial Hermann Health System, and Harris County Hospital District Foundation. He is a Fellow of the ABA, Texas and Houston Bar Foundations. Roland served on the Texas Supreme Court's Judicial Selection Task Force which reported on the method for selecting and retaining judicial officers that would best serve the people of Texas, on the Texas Supreme Court's Gender Fairness Task Force and on the Texas Supreme Court Rules Advisory Committee.
Roland has received numerous honors, is a community leader, and is active in local, state and national politics, serving on numerous finance and steering committees of office holders and candidates. He is a frequent writer and speaker on legal topics such as expert witnesses, discovery, and open records, and on civic topics such as volunteerism, education and minority opportunities.
- Commercial litigation
- Fraud and fiduciary duty litigation
- Restraining orders and permanent injunctions
- Non-compete, nondisclosure and non-solicitation disputes
- Trade secret protection
- Music royalty litigation
- Copyright infringement litigation
- Music publishing disputes
- Patent infringement
- First Amendment, open records and due process law
- Constitutional challenges to statutes and ordinances
- Governmental litigation and ultra vires acts
- Prompt Pay Act claims
- Government relations, procurement, contracting and compliance
- Sovereign immunity
- Appellate law