Patricia Garcia Pantaleon
Attorney Patricia Garcia Pantaleon is a Trial Lawyer at Musa-Obregon &
Associates, concentrating in immigration, criminal and civil cases. Ms.
Garcia tries cases before the Immigration Courts in New York and New Jersey
as well as the criminal and family courts in New York. Prior to joining
the firm, Ms. Garcia interned at the New Orleans Public Defenders Office
in Louisiana where she focused on studying the impact of domestic violence
convictions on immigration status.
A graduate of the University of Buffalo Law School where she received her
Master’s in Law Degree ,
LLM in Criminal Law
with Honors, she served as a Judge in the Herbert Wechsler Moot Court Competition
for the Buffalo Criminal Law Society. A native of the Dominican Republic,
Ms. Garcia held a host of high profile positions in the D.R. before receiving
her American law degree.
Ms. Garcia graduated
summa cum laude from the Universidad Iberoamericana where she received her
Bachelor of Law,
LL.B degree in 2006. While in private practice, Ms. Garcia worked at one of
the most prominent law firms in the D.R. handling complex, high profile
criminal and civil cases. Ms. Garcia also served as the Special Investigations
Managing Attorney investigating corporate fraud at EDEESTE, an electric
utility in the DR. During 2007 and 2009, she worked at the District Office
Director for the National Victims Rights Service of the Attorney General’s
Office of the D.R. where she supervised a team of lawyers, implemented
policy and served as legal counsel for victims of domestic violence and
other human rights abuses. Ms. Garcia also served as Legislative Counsel
for the Dominican Republic’s House of Representatives between 2008
and 2009. A member of the New York Bar, Ms. Garcia lives in Manhattan
with her husband, a NY trial lawyer.