Robert Nacionales Tafoya

r.tafoyaRobert Nacionales Tafoya’s practice focuses on municipal law, water law and business litigation. Mr. Tafoya has handled numerous complex and high stakes civil litigation to verdict. Mr. Tafoya has more than 17 years of trial experience and has tried more than 20 cases to verdict. Mr. Tafoya focuses on municipal law, water law and other areas of high stakes civil litigation.

Prior to forming Tafoya & Garcia LLP, Mr. Tafoya was a successful trial lawyer at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld in Los Angeles. Mr. Tafoya started his legal career at Pillsbury Madison & Sutro (Los Angeles) and spent time as a Prosecutor at the City of Long Beach.

Mr. Tafoya earned his B.G.S., from Northern Arizona University and his M.P.P. from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Mr. Tafoya is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Rackam Merit Fellow. Mr. Tafoya earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

Mr. Tafoya served in the United States Navy aboard the aircraft carrier U.S.S. Kittyhawk (CV-63) in combat squadron VAW-116 stationed out of Mirimar Naval Air Station, San Diego, California from 1980 to 1984.

Mr. Tafoya is admitted to practice before California courts and a number of federal district courts.

David A. Garcia

d.garciaDavid Augustus Garcia represents government entities including the Water Replenishment District (WRD). In addition, Mr.Garcia has represented many Fortune 500 companies in complex employment matters. He has experience defending government entities, employers and management, and other clients in claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Family Medical Leave Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and California Wage and Hour Laws.

Mr. Garcia also has experience defending employers in wage and hour class actions including claims for overtime violations, meal and rest period violations, waiting time penalties, the Motor Carrier Act Exemption and other purported wage and hour violations.

Mr. Garcia advises clients regarding various personnel policies and procedures, employee discipline matters, employee handbooks, wage and hour issues, and other employment issues. Mr. Garcia is fluent in Spanish, and he regularly conducts employee training and investigations in Spanish at the workplace.

Mr. Garcia served in the United States Marine Corps from 1990 to 1994, and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. Mr. Garcia received his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley Law School in 2001 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Mr. Garcia is admitted to practice before California courts and a number of federal district courts.