February 15, 2022 – Dolores (Lola) Garcia, Partner and Vice Group Leader of the firm’s Business Litigation Practice Group, has been recognized as one of Savoy Magazine’s Most Influential Black Lawyers in America. This distinguished list features the top partners from national law firms and corporate counsel from Fortune 1000 companies.
Savoy Magazine celebrates African American culture and is among the most respected national publications that cover successful Black executives, professionals, and leaders. Garcia’s inclusion in this group of accomplished attorneys reflects her position as a talented litigator, passionate community advocate, and nationally recognized leader in her field.
“Dolores is a dynamic and effective attorney who uses her tenacity and grit to confront highly complex litigation matters and obtain the best results for our clients,” said Scott P. Kadish, Managing Partner. “We are grateful to have her as a leader at Ulmer, and are thrilled she has received this well-deserved recognition.”
Garcia is an accomplished trial lawyer with a demonstrated record of success. After earning her undergraduate degree from Grinnell College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, she began her career as an associate at Jones Day and later served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Northern District of Ohio’s Civil Division. At Ulmer, she represents organizations of all sizes in state and federal courts, and provides counsel on wide-ranging issues including business disputes, commercial contract interpretation, and compliance issues.
Outside of her practice, Garcia serves on the Board of Directors of SPACES, an artist-driven gallery and art incubator in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. She has also served on the Boards of community and education focused nonprofits including the Near West Family Network, Ohio City, Inc., and Minds Matter of Cleveland.
Garcia is an active supporter of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), serving on Ulmer’s award-winning DEI Committee and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. She also is a longtime member and leader in the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the premier bar association for African American legal professionals in Northeast Ohio, and previously served as its Vice President and Treasurer.
Recognized for her legal talent and advocacy, Garcia has been named to the Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars list and to AmMore Consulting’s list of “100+ Latinos Cleveland Must Know.” She has also been honored with the YWCA Women of Professional Excellence Award for her high professional standards and her positive impact in the community.