F. John Garza
John Garza is an Assistant Vice-President and Senior Counsel for AT&T where he currently supports the retail business sales and FirstNet sales organizations after roles supporting the company’s public policy and regulatory compliance organizations where his focus was consumer protections. Before his corporate counsel role began almost 20 years ago, he was in private practice with several Dallas civil trial law firms. Prior to private practice, John served as an intern for the Hon. Jack Hightower, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of Texas in 1995.
John attained his J.D. from South Texas College of Law in 1995. While in law school, he was named a DeAnda Scholar, served as an Editor to the South Texas Law Review, and elected National President of the Hispanic National Bar Association’s law student division in 1994. John graduated from The University of Texas in 1989 with a B.A. in Latin American Studies.
John has been an active member of the American Bar Association since 1995. He has served in several ABA leadership positions including Chair of the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession as well as the Young Lawyers Division’s Leadership Advisory Board and Executive Council, the Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s Long Range Planning Committee, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Strategic Communications, the ABA’s Commission on Homelessness and Poverty. John currently serves as a Council Member of the Fund for Justice and Education.