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. Maria has assisted a variety of providers in recovering over $175 million in underpaid reimbursements for healthcare services. 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 2018 and 2019, 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.  In 2019, Florida Trend Magazine named her as one of the 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in the State of Florida. In 2016, she was honored by the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce with the Rising Star “Model Star” Award for her work in the South Florida community and legal profession. Maria’s skills and efforts as an attorney were also recognized in 2010 when the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation named her one of the “40 Under 40 Outstanding Attorneys of Miami-Dade County.”

Maria is also devoted to the community, and served as President of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA) and President of the Florida International University Alumni Association. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Coral Gables Chambers of Commerce and on the Florida Bar Health Law Section’s Legislative Committee.

PERSONAL STATEMENT

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 such as the Cuban American Bar Association, the Florida Bar Health Law Section, and Florida International University Alumni Association.