Nelson Garcia, an attorney with the law firm of Thyden Gross and Callahan, LLP, has been appointed as a new Commissioner for the Montgomery County Maryland Commission for Women. The County Executive Isiah Leggett has appointed Mr. Garcia, along with other Commissioners, to serve a 3-year term.

Mr. Garcia, a resident of Gaithersburg, has volunteered for several years at the Commission for Women’s Counseling and Career Center.

Mr. Garcia also volunteers in free legal clinics at a number of organizations including CASA de Maryland in domestic violence, child custody and divorce matters. He received his J.D. from Boston College Law School and his B.A. in English and Business co-majors from Florida State University. He is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar and is currently Secretary of the Maryland Hispanic Bar Association and a member of its Legislative Committee.