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Pauline Michelle Garcia

Pauline Michelle Garcia received a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Sciences with a minor in Forensic Science from Purdue University’s main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. Pauline went on to earn her Juris Doctorate from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in Chicago, Illinois.

During her undergraduate career, Pauline accepted a position with a criminal defense firm in her hometown, Merrillville, Indiana, where she spent two summers working full-time as a legal intern. The experiences she had in this position reinforced Pauline’s aspiration to attend law school and become an advocate for individuals who are forced to navigate the justice system in the face of criminal charges.

As a law student, Pauline realized her passion for oral advocacy when she joined Chicago-Kent’s Moot Court Honor Society. During her second year of law school, she argued before two Justices for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals during the 26th annual Ilana Diamond Rovner Appellate Advocacy Competition. Pauline placed second and received the Edmund Burke award for Excellence in Advocacy. Throughout her time as a competitor, Pauline researched complex legal matters, wrote compelling appellate briefs, and delivered powerful oral arguments in both the William E. McGee National Civil Rights Moot Court Competition and the Annual National Moot Court Competition, co-sponsored by the New York City Bar Association and the American College of Trial Lawyers. At the close of her last year of law school, Pauline was one of twelve students inducted into the Bar and Gavel Society, membership for which is reserved for students who distinguished themselves through outstanding service to the law school, the community, and the legal profession.

As a staff attorney at the Law Office of Brian Jones, LLC, Pauline Garcia supports attorneys Brian Jones and Elizabeth Osorio in the defense of individuals accused of criminal offenses. Equipped with her knowledge of forensics and her extensive research and writing skills, Pauline brings a unique perspective to the table as she meticulously analyzes evidence and identifies critical legal issues. Significantly, there is nothing Pauline values more than her role as a counselor; Her background in psychology allows her to recognize the specific needs of her clients in light of the circumstances surrounding their case. Pauline empathizes with each of her clients and strives to provide them with continued support as they navigate the criminal justice system.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctorate
    • Honors:
      • Chicago-Kent Moot Court Honor Society, President
      • Bar & Gavel Society, Member
      • Teaching Assistant for First Year Law Students
      • Civil Procedure
      • Torts
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Minor: Forensic Science
    • Honors:
      • Purdue Student Supreme Court, Justice
      • Community Standards Board, Student Representative

Bar Admissions

  • State of Ohio

Professional Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Ohio Women’s Bar Association, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Staff Attorney

Languages

  • English
  • Modern Conversational Greek