Maria D. Garcia is Of Counsel 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 health care providers on various legal issues. She received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Florida International University, where she majored in Political Science. She earned her Juris Doctor from Florida International University College of Law.
While in law school, Maria was President of the FIU College of Law Moot Court and was recognized for her oral and writing skills, where she received the Appellate Advocates Award for excellence in appellate advocacy.
Maria is currently the 2018 President-Elect of the Cuban American Bar Association (CABA). In addition, she is President of the FIU Alumni Association, Vice Chairperson of the City of Coral Gables Board of Adjustment and Chairperson of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Business and Governmental Affairs Committee.
In 2018, Maria was named a “Top Lawyer” in Healthcare in the South Florida Legal Guide. 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.” 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.
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Garcia's family had owned a business in Santiago de Cuba, one of the island's largest cities, until Fidel Castro's government took it and imprisoned him for speaking out in 1961. For Garcia's father Jose Antonio Garcia, disagreeing with Castro's communist ideas and policies meant 12 years behind bars.
Throughout the last few months, there has been increasing evidence of Cuba’s involvement in the Western Hemisphere. Cuba’s core contribution? Its people.
A federal judge sided with UnitedHealthcare and other payers in a case that challenged an Overpayment Rule adopted by CMS in 2014.
On July 16, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh, 53, to the Supreme Court seat being vacated by retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Kavanaugh is a conservative jurist who served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit since 2006. A graduate of Yale and then Yale Law, Kavanaugh clerked for President Kennedy and then worked for independent counsel Kenneth Starr, assisting with Starr's investigations into President Bill Clinton.
“Consulting and Royalty Agreements with Physicians: A Look at this Business Relationship in Light of the Federal Anti-Kickback Statute,” South Florida Legal Guide Midyear Edition 2012.
"Payor Unilateralism: Health Care Providers Beware,” South Florida Legal Guide 2012 Edition.
Florida Department of Health (DOH) Professional License Renewal Process Now Includes Continued Education Review,” Florida Bar Health Law Updates, February 2014.
CMS Finalizes New Rule Addressing Telehealth Benefits in Medicare Advantage Health Plans
“Florida’s New PPO Balance Billing Prohibition: Outlook for Providers and Patients,” South Florida Legal Guide 2017 Edition.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to attract the best and brightest, we are thrilled to add these lawyers, who, in addition to being great lawyers, are great people who will bring value to our clients and the community,” said firm President Harley Tropin.
Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton is a complex commercial litigation firm founded in 1982 that focuses its practice on bet-the-company commercial cases, class actions, healthcare and bankruptcy matters.