Bonifacio Bonny Garcia

managing partner and founder

Bonifacio Bonny Garcia is the managing partner and a founder of Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP. Although he also heads the firm’s Glendale office, Garcia has extensive experience representing school districts, community college districts, special districts, cities and other governmental entities throughout the state of California.

Garcia began his legal career as a commercial litigator and spent more than 12 years handling complex litigation and real estate matters. He currently serves as City Attorney to the City of Delano, and as special counsel to the Palmdale School District, Pasadena Unified School District, Santa Ana Unified School District, Ventura County Community College District, and the Delano Mosquito Abatement District among others. Garcia also serves as a chief labor negotiator for school districts throughout California.

Specialties:
School and municipal governance and administration, California’s Ralph M. Brown Act, labor negotiations and employment matters, California conflicts of interests and ethics laws binding on elected officials, complex civil litigation and counseling governments on strategic planning issues.

Law School:
Harvard Law School.

Practice Regions:
State of California; U.S. District Court, Central and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court.

Accomplishments:

2015  Top Rated Lawyer by Corporate Counsel Magazine, The American Lawyer, and The National Law Journal

2013 Top Rated Lawyer by Corporate Counsel Magazine, The American Lawyer, and The National Law Journal

San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Attorneys, Government

Author of “The Uses of History in Law: Some Aspects of the Process,” 92/93 Law and Justice 127, Hilary/Easter.

Served as adjunct professor of legal history at Loyola Marymount University and on the board of advisors of the Skirball Institute on American Values.

Martindale-Hubbel AV-Rated Attorney

Community Involvement:
Board of Trustees, Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc.

Board of Trustees, Marymount California University.

Board of Directors, Advancement Project, Los Angeles and Washington D.C.

Board of Directors, Opus Caritatis, Los Angeles

Practice Areas

Attorney

“My specialty is getting you from point A to point C when there's a roadblock at point B.”