Elvia P. Garcia


The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.

Santa Barbara, CA


Attorney Elvia P. Garcia is a first-generation Mexican immigrant whose family settled in Ventura County nearly 20 years ago. Elvia Garcia was raised in Moorpark where she attended Moorpark High School. After graduating in 2003, she pursued her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). At UCSB, Ms. Garcia double-majored in Women Studies and Spanish, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007.

Ms. Garcia completed her legal studies at the Santa Barbara College of Law and graduated in 2012. In 2013, Ms. Garcia passed the California Bar Exam and was admitted to the practice of law.

Ms. Garcia has significant legal experience. While attending law school, Ms. Garcia worked full-time as a paralegal with Cruz & McMurray, LLP.  In that capacity, she gained invaluable practical experience, managed her own caseload and assisted clients with issues related to their family and criminal law cases.

Ms. Garcia also interned with the Santa Barbara Public Defender’s office where she acquired valuable skills on how to represent and defend individuals accused of committing crimes. In addition, Ms. Garcia has provided legal support to several local attorneys, assisting them with legal research, drafting motions and communicating with their clients.

Ms. Garcia currently provides legal support to the Mexican Consulate in Oxnard through the Department of Protection in association with Programa de Asistencia Legales Externas (PALE). This program provides low cost and pro-bono legal assistance to hundreds of Mexican nationals. Ms. Garcia is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Garcia has a strong work ethic and is dedicated to her clients. She believes a lawyer should be accessible, and therefore, she makes sure she is available to her clients. Additionally, Ms. Garcia is extremely professional and is a persuasive advocate in the court.

Ms. Garcia handles all types of family law, and criminal law cases. In addition, she has a wide range of experience in the areas of personal injury, estate planning, probate matters, guardianships, and conservatorships.

Elvia P. Garcia, Associate Attorney

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C.
1035 Santa Barbara Street, 2nd Floor
Santa Barbara, CA 93101


Elvia Garcia

Our Commitment To You

At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we are committed to providing the highest standard of service. We understand that clients hire our firm for results, but they also expect quality service.

Our goal in each case is to exceed our clients’ expectations. Our attorneys, Gregory McMurray and Elvia Garcia are experienced trial lawyers who have been handling family law, criminal law, personal injury and estate planning cases for more than a decade. When you need an attorney, you’ll be glad you choose us. We can be reached at 805-965-3703 or email us at mcmurray@mcmurraylaw.us .

I am so happy I chose Elvia Garcia to be my lawyer. I’ve never had cause to hire a lawyer before, so I was a bit nervous. I contacted her office looking for help with a legal name change, and chose Elvia because of her excellent credentials. Not only was I not disappointed, I was also immediately put at ease. On the phone she was clear and cordial and answered all of my questions. Her subsequent communication via email (my preferred means of communication) were excellent. She kept me informed of my case and always had everything covered. I have really enjoyed working with her, and I am now confident that if I ever need an attorney again, I have one that I can depend on.


I was referred to Elvia while trying to obtain shared custody of my son. I was faced with a situation where I might not have been able to be a part of my child’s life. Relations with my son’s mother had always been difficult. Elvia advised me through the entire situation and was always quick to respond when I had questions. Elvia was very professional in court and I always felt as if we always obtained the results that we were after. Elvia’s not only helped me obtain the custody that I wanted but also helped me keep a decent relationship with my son’s mother through the process. I am now seeing my son regularly and am happy knowing he will grow up with his father in his life. I would strong recommend Elvia as a lawyer, she was great at her job and was a really great human being to get to know during this process.

A Happy Dad

I really recommend Elvia Garcia- She looks at every detail very carefully in order to decide on the best course of action. She is also very personable: we never hesitated to email her or call her when we had a question, and she always took the time to respond without ever being patronizing. She clearly loves her job and is great at it! Thank you.

Past Client

Our 20yr old son, while visiting San Barbara in summer 2015 fell foul of your strigent posession of alcohol in public laws. He also produced a false evidence of age card. He was duly arrested and charged with very serious charges that would, on conviction, have serious implications for the rest of his life. He returned home to Ireland and an arrest warrant issued due to his non attendance in court. We became aware of the case for the first time in May 2018. Not knowing what to do, I searched the web for attorneys in Santa Barbara. I had the good fortune to stumble upon Ms. Elvia P. Garcia who without doubt is the most competent, efficient and professional attorney I have dealt with in almost forty years in law enforcement. She is a credit to the legal profession.

An Irish Dad

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