Sara Kruger Garcia has focused her career on employment counseling and litigation. After receiving her JD from the University of Texas at Austin as a member of the National Order of the Barristers, she started her career in Silicon Valley as an associate with a small employment law boutique firm. She then worked as a Briefing Attorney for the California Superior Court, assisting a group of civil, discovery, and appeal judges on a wide range of issues. Upon her return to Austin, she adjudicated unemployment insurance appeals for the Texas Workforce Commission. Thereafter, she had a career clerkship with the Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Nancy Stein Nowak, as well as a subsequent clerkship with the Honorable United States Magistrate Judge Henry J. Bemporad. During her tenure with Judge Nowak, she worked on a notable case of first impression interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act. That decision was later affirmed by the Fifth Circuit. Sara has not only completed the requisite training to be a mediator in the state of Texas, she has also completed training for, and served as, a special EEOC mediator for the United States Postal Service.
Although Sara grew up in San Antonio, Texas, her family has had a distinguished history of over one hundred years in the city of Austin. She attended Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, where she was graduated cum laude and with honors in her major field. Sara is licensed to practice law in California and before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.