Brad N. Garcia


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Brad Garcia focuses his practice on handling appeals and complex litigation matters. He has argued in multiple federal appellate courts, and has prepared briefs in state and federal appellate courts on a wide range of subjects. Brad has also served in a variety of capacities in trial-level cases, including overseeing and guiding discovery in advance of dispositive motions, opposing class certification, drafting motions before and during trial, and helping to ensure appellate issues are properly preserved during trial. Brad represents clients in a wide variety of matters, including criminal law, class actions, ERISA, federal jurisdiction, intellectual property, insurance, product defect and liability, and other complex litigation matters. Brad also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on criminal and immigration-related matters.

Prior to joining O’Melveny, Brad was a law clerk for Associate Justice Elena Kagan on the US Supreme Court, and the Honorable Thomas B. Griffith on the US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit.


Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • US Court of Appeals, First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, District of Columbia, and Federal Circuits


  • Harvard University, J.D.: magna cum laude; Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., International Studies and Economics

Professional Activities


  • Honorable Elena Kagan, US Supreme Court
  • Honorable Thomas B. Griffith, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit 
  • Argued and prevailed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in an appeal addressing the application of a Florida statute to misrepresentations in applications for insurance.
  • Argued successfully as amicus counsel in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a case involving the proper interpretation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act.
  • Drafted all motions during and after trial, and contributed to trial strategy, in a dispute involving US$25 million of potential liability. 
  • Served as the primary brief drafter in numerous appeals in state appellate courts, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.