Al Garcia has been a prosecutor for over 25 years. He started his prosecutorial career in 1992 at the Queens District Attorney’s Office in New York where he prosecuted thousands of cases and was later designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn) where he prosecuted federally, including the performance of felony trials. He left the Queens DA’s Office in 1998 to work in-house as legal counsel for an insurance company for approximately two years where he performed all facets of legal insurance defense including civil jury trials. He then became an Assistant Prosecutor for the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in 2001, where he served for 14 years.
As an Assistant Prosecutor in Mercer County, he investigated and prosecuted hundreds of matters, including the performance of Homicide trials. While at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, he served as Chief of the Insurance Fraud Unit, Bias Unit and Serious Collision Response Team, and served On Call for the Homicide Unit. He left the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office in 2015. From 2015 to 2018, Al served as Deputy Ethics Counsel for the Office of Attorney Ethics on behalf of the Supreme Court of New Jersey where he investigated and prosecuted attorneys for violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct.
In 2018, he resumed his prosecutorial career as the Deputy Insurance Fraud Prosecutor for the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor within the Office of the Attorney General for the State of New Jersey. In that capacity, he managed a staff of nearly 100 and bore responsibility for the day-to-day operations of the office.
Upon the departure of Insurance Fraud Prosecutor Tracy M. Thompson in November 2022, he was named Interim Insurance Fraud Prosecutor and holds this position to date.
Additionally, he is a long-time member of the Board of Bar Examiners for the State of New Jersey.
He graduated, cum laude, from Rutgers University – Newark College of Arts and Sciences with a BA in Political Science and earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School – Newark in 1992.