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Victoria M. Garcia
Victoria M. Garcia
Managing Partner, San Antonio
Victoria M. Garcia

Victoria M. Garcia

Managing Partner, San Antonio

About Victoria

Focusing on immigration, labor and employment law, Victoria Garcia represents U.S. and international companies in all aspects of labor and employment, and immigration. She also serves as the managing partner of Bracewell's San Antonio office.

Victoria provides clients with comprehensive legal guidance regarding business immigration matters, including (i) obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant visas for foreign employees, (ii) responding to inquiries and audits from the Department of Homeland Security, and (iii) complying with U.S. immigration laws in the hiring, retention and management of domestic workforces. Victoria also represents clients in a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination litigation, administrative proceedings, labor/management relations, and the formulation of policies and procedures relating to every aspect of the employment relationship.

Additionally, Victoria provides clients with advice and counsel on international employment issues, including the application of United States legislation abroad, the transfer, assignment and separation of employees on foreign assignment, the transfer of employees between subsidiaries and related entities, and on conflicts between U.S. and foreign legislation.

Victoria is the consummate professional. Her years of knowledge and experience give her the expertise to address and counsel on a wide range of immigration-related matters.
Chambers USA, 2022



The University of Texas School of Law,
The University of Texas at Austin,
M. Public Affairs
Georgetown University,
B.S., Foreign Service
magna cum laude

Bar Admissions





Board Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization


Free Trade Alliance San Antonio
Board, 1994 - 2017; Executive Committee, 1994 - 2017; Counsel, 2010 - 2017, 2002 - 2007; Board Chair, 2009; Board Chair Elect, 2008; Secretary, 1999, 1995; Finance Committee, Vice-Chair, 1998 - 1998; Operations Committee Chair, 1996 - 1997
Port San Antonio
Board of Directors, 2009 - present; Board Chair, 2017-2018; Board Vice-Chair, 2016 - 2017; Committee Vice-Chair, 2013 - 2016; Secretary/Treasurer, 2012
Greater SATX Regional Economic Partnership, Executive Committee, 2019 - present
Texas Public Radio
Board of Directors, 2015 - 2021
United Way of San Antonio & Bexar County
Board of Trustees/ Board of Directors, 2012 - present; Strategic Planning Committee Chair, 2019 - present
Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Board Development Committee, 2012 - 2017
Western District of Texas Admissions and Disciplinary Committee
State Bar of Texas
Professional Ethics Committee, 1995 - 2004
American Bar Association
International Labor and Employment Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
China Advisory Subcommittee to the City of San Antonio
Member, 2011 - 2012
Global Strategy Advisory Committee to the City of San Antonio
Member, 2012 - 2014



Climate Change Alert: A Colder Immigration Front Has Come

Port San Diego Board of Directors selects 2018 officers

Hispanic chamber honors eight women




Chambers USA
Texas Immigration, 2010 - 2023
The Legal 500 United States
Immigration, 2016 - 2023
BL Rankings
Best Lawyers
Immigration Law, 2018 - 2024; Employment Law - Management, 2018 - 2024; Labor Law - Management, 2019 - 2024; San Antonio Lawyer of the Year, Immigration Law, 2019, 2021
Lawdragon Inc.
Lawdragon 100 Leading US Immigration Lawyers
Immigration, 2023
ALM Media Properties
National Law Journal
Immigration Law Trailblazers, 2023
ALM Media Properties
Texas Lawyer
Texas Trailblazer, 2020
American City Business Journals
San Antonio Business Journal
Woman Who Leads in Legal Services, 2022
American City Business Journals
San Antonio Business Journal
Outstanding Lawyer Award, 2011; Corporate Executive Leadership Award, 2010
San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Norma Martinez Lozano
Leadership Award, 2013
Scene Monthly LLC
Scene in SA
San Antonio's Best Lawyers, Labor & Employment Law, 2004, 2009, 2012 - 2022; San Antonio’s Best Lawyers, Immigration, 2015 - present
The University of Texas at Austin
Review of Litigation
Internet Brands, Inc.
Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ Rating