Dennise Garcia is not a good judge for women, especially professional women. She is biased and rules accordingly. She cuts hearing short and is not worthy of her robe. Please do not vote for her in November, 2012.
Best Judge When Your Cheap Divorce Gets Expensive - 2008
Judge Dennise Garcia
Some divorces just ain't gonna be settled easily. The husband is controlling, the wife too angry. One spouse wants out, and the other spouse says, "Not so fast." For these folks there is only one option—a full court press with all the high-priced legal fees and court costs that go with it. Ouch! Some of that big ticket-lick can be mitigated if the parties are fortunate enough to appear before Family Court Judge Dennise Garcia of the 303rd District Court. Judge Garcia has a gift for controlling confrontational lawyers, warring parties and emotional witnesses without being abusive or condescending. Although she was one of the first Democrats to break the Republican stranglehold on the courthouse, she is anything but partisan from the bench. She understands the economics of divorce cases, while sorting through the emotional merde that often envelopes many family law situations. There are seven Dallas County Family Court judges, some better than others, and cases get assigned on a random basis. So if you get crosswise with your soon-to-be ex, keep your fingers crossed for landing before Judge Garcia.
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I don't think she is that great. She allowed my daughter mother to run circles around her in court. After three years in and out of court and everything related (attorney meeting, family counselor, parenting classes, ..etc..)with firm documentation and, positive family court counselor recommendation, and more I still have not been able to visit daughter. My childs mother told me a long time ago, if I did not want her I must not want our daughter and stated she could cut me off at anytime. I did not want to be violent, irrational, or argue so I hired an attorney and petitioned the courts. Its been over three years now, broke, emotionally and financially exhausted, a slew of legal issues, worn out, post-suicidal, eventually laid off and back where I was 12 years ago before I even had a career - Ouch! What exactly does a Judge do I have to ask myself. I would taken another approach if I knew the courts where going to do virtually nothing. My daughters mother added later ... I hope you get another b!t@H pregnant and she does the same thing too yo A$$ (Ouch!). I wanted the courts to intervene before things got out of hand, and all I got was near homelessness, and despair. I just wanted the time with my daughter the court order outlined. I learned through the social study review that via my childs mother ... my daughter thinks I have not came to see or pick her up because I am in jail. Over two years and counting. I don't even know if I am coming or going anymore. But I do know not to depend on diplomacy. I understand Goerge Bush Jr. now, sometimes violence and war is necessary, it gets your point across and makes people listen. I'm too worn out, just a loving father wanting to be a important part of his daughter life. I resent seeing the article about such a great Judge. I won't say bad Judge, but definitely not great. BTW we where never married or anything just problems with visitation, parental alienation, and false allegations, not to mention me finding out about her suicide attempt did alarm me. But what can a regular guy do without a truck load of LONG money? Nothing, .... they showed me.
I agree. What is written above is just propaganda written by supporters of Denise Garcia. I have experience as plaintiff in Judge Garcia's court. My case has been lingering for more than 3 years. I have had multiple attorneys, including well known very expensive lawyers. I have personally spent more than 400,000 dollars on attorneys fees. My still married to me but hopefully future ex wife has spent between 250,000 and 300,000 dollars fighting with me. The lawyers involved in the case have held very variable opinions about Judge Garcia. One of them, who is a senior partner at a very well known Dallas law firm and who has impeccable credentials (far better than Judge Garcia's rather lackluster credentials) told me on several occasions that he think Judge Garcia is basically incompetent. Other attorneys have expressed similar opinions. According to many of the attorneys I have spoken with she has short attention span....I have been warned not to present anything to her that requires her to stay focused for more than 15 minutes. She is apparently inconsistent in her rulings because how she rules on a case depends on her mood that particular day, or so I am told by the attorneys that practice in her court on a consistent basis. I could go on and on. So, based on my own personal experiences with the court of Denise Garcia (and her associate Judge Brown), I am going to call BS on the review above that praises her abilities. About the best that I can say about her is, based on the absolutely horrible things that I have heard about her colleagues (Judge Cherry for example), in the kingdom of the blind the one eyed judge is king.
I believe her background (poor, Hispanic) colors her decisions. It is my impression that Judge Garcia, along with her cohort Associate Judge Brown, are biased against men, especially ones with darker skin and ones who are not prepared to grovel in front of them. I tend to agree that her attention span appears to be short. She appears to have pre-judged the case even before the hearing and during the hearing, only latches onto to bits of testimony that corroborate the decision that appears to have been made even before the hearing has taken place. If she is the best Dallas Family Court judge (as the author of this piece opined 2 years ago) then God help the Family Law system in Dallas!