Damaris Garcia takes great pride in her Philadelphia roots. Born in Kensington to a single-parent household with her mother, sister, grandmother, and other extended family. She was also blessed with the support of both her stepfather and biological father who helped instill strength, hard work, determination, integrity, and character throughout her life. These qualities helped Damaris Garcia earn a Bachelor’s and JD from Duquesne University where she had to work hard to pay her own way through 7 years of higher education.
Endorsed by the
Philadelphia Democratic City Committee
Recommended by the
Philadelphia Bar Association
Commitment to Communities in the City of Philadelphia
Passionate about advocating for justice for all Philadelphians throughout our diverse city, Damaris is an active community member through her volunteer work as Chair of the Charles Bernard Pro-Bono Initiative at Philadelphia Democratic City Committee and a member of the Point Breeze Prep Charter Board of Directors. As an active member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, Damaris recently served as Vice-Chair of the Board of Governors and Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee, and currently Treasurer for the State Civil Litigation Section. She is also an active member of the Hispanic Bar Association. In addition, Damaris has sat as an Arbitrator for civil matters before the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Damaris is also an active community member at local schools, supporting bookbag drives around the city, and volunteering at food drives for the homeless. Damaris Garcia remains passionate about mental health and physical well-being by participating in the Broad Street Run.
Firm and Experienced with a Modern Approach to Justice
With 20 years of experience as a civil litigator, Damaris Garcia has gained experience on both sides of the courtroom: plaintiff and defense, representing homeowners and small business owners — corner stores and bodegas at the center of communities. Driven by her two decades of legal experience informed by her personal life experiences and her involvement in the communities around her, Damaris is now seeking to leverage her expertise to ensure equity and justice for all as a Judge of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas by offering new ideas to fix our long-existing problems.
Creating a New and Positive Foundation for the City of Philadelphia
Children are the hope of today and the joy of tomorrow. Damaris supports our next generation by ensuring that the youth of today receive a quality education and have the resources they need to succeed.