Maria D. Garcia is a Partner and Co-Chair of the Healthcare Practice at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton, and focuses her practice on health care law and commercial litigation. She has extensive experience in managed care litigation and advising healthcare providers regarding Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial health plan issues. Maria also provides guidance to health care providers on various legal issues, such as business expansion, federal and state regulatory compliance, practice formation, joint ventures, managed care contracting, and non-compete agreements.  She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Florida International University (FIU), and earned her Juris Doctor from the FIU College of Law, where she was President of the Moot Court.

In 2020, Maria was named a “Top Lawyer” in Healthcare in the South Florida Legal Guide, and Super Lawyers Magazine named her a “Rising Star” in 2020 and 2021. Florida Trend Magazine has also named her as one of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in the State of Florida. Maria has taught as an adjunct professor at the FIU College of Law focusing on healthcare law.

Maria is also devoted to the community and is currently a member of the Florida Board of Medicine and the CABA Pro Bono Legal Services Board of Directors. She has also served as President of the Cuban American Bar Association and President of the FIU Alumni Association.


It is extremely rewarding to be an attorney, and I have the opportunity to counsel my clients and guide them through issues in the healthcare industry every day – from litigation to how to grow their businesses and serve patients. It is also a great honor to give back to our community through my involvement in various organizations at the local and statewide level.