Maria D. Garcia is a Partner and leads the Healthcare Practice at Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton. She 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 has led multiple multi-million-dollar managed care litigation matters in arbitration and state and federal courts. Maria also provides guidance to health care providers on various transactional 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.

Maria’s work as a health care attorney has been recognized by Chambers USA, which has ranked her in the area of healthcare law, and by Super Lawyers Magazine and the South Florida Legal Guide, who has named her a “Top Lawyer” in healthcare. Florida Trend Magazine also has 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 Florida International University College of Law focusing on health care law and Medicare and Medicaid compliance and reimbursement issues.

Maria is also devoted to the community and is currently a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women 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. Currently, Maria is Vice Chair of the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce.


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.