Ricco M. Garica
San Antonio, Texas
888-700-7557 (Toll Free)
Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley in Mission, Texas, Ricco M. Garcia is an attorney, author, and legislative policy expert. Ricco graduated from Sharyland High School and obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of Texas at Austin. Ricco then went on to study law at the University of Houston Law Center, completing his final semester of law school in Washington D.C. at Georgetown University Law Center. During law school, Ricco served as the President of the American Constitution Society and the Chief Articles Editor of the Business and Consumer Law Journal. During law school Ricco clerked for the 13th Court of Appeals and as the litigation clerk for some of the largest litigation firms in Houston, TX.
Ricco has extensive legislative and political experience, having worked three Texas legislative sessions and two separate internships at the United States Capitol in D.C. While at Georgetown, Ricco worked as a legal intern with Congressman Joaquin Castro.
Following law school and the passage of the bar exam, Ricco went to work as the legislative director and general counsel for Texas Representative Toni Rose during the 85th Legislative Session where he was able to actively participate in the budget writing process, allowing him to thoroughly understand how to impact and influence the budget writing process.
In February 2017 Ricco co-authored a book along with his brother titled, “How a Goat Became Mayor and the Political Spring that Followed” that went on to become a #1 best-selling book in the U.S. in local elections.
Since joining the firm Ricco has worked on variety of legal and legislative matters on behalf of the firm’s clients—including successfully representing a political campaign as the lead attorney in trial court, the appeals court, and the Texas Supreme Court—one of the youngest attorneys to successfully do so in Texas. Since the joining E&P Ricco has also given a TEDxTalk at the University of Texas titled, “Growing Money in the Desert.”
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 2016, J.D.
Georgetown Law Center, Washington, D.C., 2016 Visiting J.D.
The University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 2013, B.A.
Areas of Practice:
Reported Briefs & Cases:
In re Ramirez, 13-18-00031-CV, 2018 WL 774840, at *1 (Tex. App.—Corpus Christi Feb. 2, 2018, pet. denied).
In re: Norma RAMIREZ, Relator., 2018 WL 1697153 (Tex.), 1 (file:///Users/riccogarcia/Downloads/2018_WL_1697153.pdf).
Publications & News Coverage:
How a Goat Became Mayor and the Political Spring That Followed. 2017. Amazon Digital Publishing.
Why the Texas energy industry is watching Mexico’s election. 2018. Austin Statesman, https://www.mystatesman.com/news/opinion/commentary-why-the-texas-energy-industry-watching-mexico-election/NyCWCNvnAsFjbJfWA4bJrK/
How the Divided Texas House Came Together Over Pecans. Rio Grande Guardian. 2017. https://riograndeguardian.com/rubio-how-the-divided-texas-house-came-together-over-pecans/
Austin Candidate Challenges State Law With Criminal Past. 2018. US. News, https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2018-01-16/austin-candidate-challenges-state-law-with-criminal-past
Can a Convicted Felon Run for Office in Texas? Lewis Conway Jr. Intends to Find Out. 2018. Texas Observer, https://www.texasobserver.org/convicted-felon-run-office-texas-lewis-conway-jr/
Lewis Conway: A unique candidate for Austin City Council. 2018. Fox7 Austin, http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local-news/lewis-conway-a-unique-candidate-for-austin-city-council
UHLC Alum Garcia ’16 pens book on upset elections. 2017. University of Houston Law Center, http://www.law.uh.edu/news/spring2017/0517Garcia.asp