Columbia Law School, New York, NY
J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (for superior academic achievement), received May 2013
Columbia Law Review, Articles Editor
Negotiation Workshop, Teaching Assistant
National Security and Law Society, President
Latino/Latina Law Students Association, Vice President
Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA
M.A. in Security Studies, With Distinction
Georgetown University, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Washington, DC
B.S. in Foreign Service, cum laude
As an attorney, and in her previous career, Colleen García has worked with, and in the face of, the complexities of government and legislative work. She started her legal practice in national security law, which, like her appellate career, involves difficult questions, novel issues, and creative solutions.
Before joining Alexander Dubose & Jefferson, she also served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Criminal Division of the United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia. Together with a co-counsel, Colleen obtained over 70 convictions, including six by trial, and drafted appellate briefs to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also helped facilitate a takedown of 30 individuals in one day for narcotics and firearms charges, with a total of 48 people prosecuted over the next 15 months.
Colleen’s enthusiasm and determination to take on complicated cases makes her a powerful asset at the firm, and more importantly, to her clients and other attorneys with whom she collaborates.
State Bar of Texas
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit