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Message from the Chair

Leopoldo (Leo) Garcia, Jr.

Dear Fellow Workers’ Compensation Practitioners:

On July 1st 2018, I was honored to become your chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar. Although I have been permitted by our membership to call myself chair, I must be honest and state that all that our Section does and accomplishes, whether it be representing our membership in Tallahassee, solidifying the relationship between the Bench and Bar, putting on the lunch and learns, and The Workers’ Compensation Forum, which I believe is the top legal seminar in our state, is accomplished by your entire Executive Council and our members. It is also great to see Claimant and Defense attorneys who on a daily basis represent their respective clients professionally and aggressively, voluntarily come together in their free time and lend their talents for the betterment of our practice.

As I look at our Section’s past chairs, I am reminded that I have big shoes to fill and ask myself how I got here. However, I will not let them or our membership down. On a personal note, I must thank my wife, Ana (my personal co-chair) and my children, Glenn, Danny and Leo for permitting me to take time from our Family to work for all of you.

Lastly, I am here for you!


Leopoldo (Leo) Garcia, Jr.
Section Chair


The Florida Bar

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