Patricia D. Garcia

CFO and Case Administrator



Focus Areas:

Trust and Estate Administrations
Conservatorships and Trusts
Estate and Trust Accountings
Estate and Gift Tax

Patricia Garcia is the Chief Financial Officer and Case Administrator for Sullivan, McGibbons, & Associates.  She has over 20 years of experience in the trusts and estates field.  At SMA, Ms. Garcia assists the attorneys in trust and estate administrations, including preparation of gift and estate tax returns, creation and formation of family LLC’s, LP’s and Foundations, and court matters related to probates, guardianships, conservatorships and trusts.  As the CFO, she runs the day to day operations and manages the finances of the firm.


Work Experience:

2008-2015 – Sr. Paralegal/Paralegal Supervisor, Henderson, Caverly, Pum & Charney LLP

2007-2008 – Director of Operations, Serving Hands International

1996-2006 – Paralegal – Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps LLP



2012 – Accounting Professional Certificate, UCSD Extension

1997 – USD Paralegal Program, Trusts and Estates Course

1994 – Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, San Diego State University


Professional Designations:

Enrolled Agent, enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service


Notary Public


Professional Organizations:

San Diego Paralegal Association, Member

San Diego County Bar Association, Member

National Notary Association, Member

National Association of Enrolled Agents, Member

California Society of Enrolled Agents, Member


Community Involvement:

Volunteer, Alzheimer’s San Diego

Officer, Sigma Phi Omega Alumni Association, SDSU chapter

Founding Board Member, Sigma Phi Omega Charitable Foundation

Fmr. Steering Committee Member, Rotary Model United Nations, District 5340