Michael Garcia joined Bill Messer, PC in January 2001 and has been with The Texas Lobby Group since its inception. The two firms represent a very diverse group of clients interested in issues related to taxes, natural resources, electricity, financial services, insurance, technology, employment, gambling, tort reform and transportation.
Prior to joining Bill Messer’s Group, Michael was a Policy Analyst for Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr., responsible for all Natural Resources public policy: oil and gas, air quality, water, etc. Michael is very active in local politics and has advised House of Representative and Senate Members/Candidates in their races for election/re-election.
Michael received his B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin in 2003. He is the founder of the Garcia Scholarship Foundation, which awards scholarships to South Texas high school students who exemplify a dedication to community service. Over the last 10 years, this fund has awarded over $25,000 in memory of his late mother and father. Michael sits on various Non-Profit Boards/ Advisory Committees.
Michael is from Hondo, Texas in southwest Texas where many of his family members still reside. When he is not with his family in Medina County, he can be found running the Town Lake trail in Austin, or hiking on the trails of Texas’ numerous state parks.