April 6, 2022 – Dolores (Lola) Garcia, Partner and Vice Group Leader of Ulmer & Berne LLP’s Business Litigation Practice Group, has been named to the 2022 list of Latino Leaders Worth Watching by Profiles in Diversity Journal. This special feature recognizes determined, high-performing Latino leaders who create value for their coworkers, clients, and community.
“I’m so honored to be included on the list of Latino Leaders Worth Watching along with so many other talented professionals,” said Garcia. “It is incredible to be part of this generation of Latino professionals that is leading so authentically in their respective fields while representing and contributing to their community.”
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 individuals and 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 Providence House, a Cleveland-based crisis nursery that provides shelter to children at risk of abuse and neglect, and 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 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 Crain’s Cleveland Business list of Notables in Law, the Savoy Magazine list of the Most Influential Black Lawyers in America, and the Ohio Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars. 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.