Morrison Mahoney LLP is pleased to announce partner Grace V.B. Garcia has been selected as a Fellow of the Construction Lawyers Society of America. The CLSA is an invitation-only international honorary association composed of preeminent lawyers specializing in construction law. Fellowship is limited and selective, with lawyers being invited into Fellowship upon a proven record of excellence and accomplishment in construction law at both the trial and appellate levels.
Grace has twenty years of trial and litigation experience, and concentrates her practice in the areas of construction law—including personal injury, construction defect, and contractual—OSHA, commercial litigation, product liability, employment litigation, premises liability and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) cases. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester, and received her Juris Doctorate from Boston University School of Law. Grace has obtained successful outcomes on behalf of her clients in both state and Federal court bench and jury trials and is a continual lecturer for various legal education programs on the topics of OSHA, risk transfer and indemnity issues, defending traumatic brain injury cases, best discovery practices, and deposition techniques.
Grace is a past-President of the Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association, and is current officer of the Massachusetts Bar Association. She is active and hold multiple other positions within various legal organizations, including ALFA International, where she is Chair of the Construction Practice Group, and the Defense Research Institute (DRI).
About CLSA Fellowship
Lawyers nominated or selected may be in any discipline in the construction law arena, including contract specialization, negotiations, litigation, arbitration, appellate and/or surety law, but who have in addition superior ethical reputations. The CLSA seeks a high level of diversity in its selection process. Fellows are generally at the partner or shareholder level, or are independent practitioners with recognized advanced status among their peers. The CLSA is dedicated to promoting superior advocacy and ethical standards in construction law and fostering a scholarly and advanced exchange of ideas in all practices related to the specialty.