Law Offices of Michael Garcia
Transportation law  •  Tariff Publishing  •  Regulatory Compliance  •  Consumer Protection

Interviewed and quoted in: Consumers Digest Magazine - “Moving Companies:  Tricks of the Trade” page 55-58.  (January/February 2016)

Consumer Protection. Don't get scammed. Avoid hidden charges from a moving company.

The secret of valuation; creating a win-win situation for movers and shippers. How movers may legally limit their liability for loss or damages while offering shippers full value protection insurance. CPPC Magazine, November 2006.

STB Ex Parte No. 656; an opportunity for household goods carriers to use individual tariffs to create competitive marketplace advantage or a threat to consumer protections? Transportation Lawyers Association Journal, October 2007, volume 9, Number 2


Interstate Moving Consumer Protection Legal Guide (2015)

Passenger Carriers Safety and Regulatory Compliance (2014)

Interstate Moving Company Regulatory Compliance Test:
            self-test, answers, explanations, and study guide (2014)

Interstate Broker Legal Compliance Manual

Moving 101: Consumer Guide to Hiring a Moving Company (2011)

Moving Company Legal Guide, 2nd Edition (2008)

Moving Company Legal Guide, 1st Edition (2007)
2008 Edition
Moving Company Legal Guide, 1st and 2nd Editions
Transportation law  •  Tariff Publishing  •  Regulatory Compliance  •  Consumer Protection
"Understand the law, enforce your rights, and protect your property."
Michael Garcia, Attorney at Law
The Law Offices of Michael Garcia specializes in interstate and intrastate transportation law and the representation of household goods moving companies and consumers in actions against moving companies. His practice focuses on regulatory compliance and training, tariff and contract requirements, and consumer protection laws. Mr. Garcia's practice has a strong emphasis on training in order to avoid litigation and regulatory actions by educating moving companies to operate in compliance with the law and to protect consumers.

Moving Company Laws  Regulatory Compliance:

Moving company representation: Mr. Garcia's regulatory compliance practice includes training, drafting of shipping documents (bill of lading, order for service, binding estimate, non-binding estimate, etc.). Mr. Garcia's firm publishes custom interstate moving company tariffs in compliance with FMCSA and STB regulations. Mr. Garcia's firm also represents moving companies in regulatory actions and civil lawsuits against moving companies.

Lawsuit Against Moving Company:

Consumer representation: Mr. Garcia's represents consumers in lawsuits against moving companies and in arbitration. Lawsuits against moving companies may include damages to property, breach of contract, tariff or regulatory violations, and hostage loads. 

Mr. Garcia is admitted to practice before all state courts in California; and the United States District Court Northern District of California. He frequently represents motor carriers in administrative actions before the United States DOT FMCSA Eastern, Southern, Midwestern, and Western Service Centers.

The information contained on this website is designed for informational purposes only. Nothing on this website is designed or intended to constitute legal advice. Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing the moving industry change frequently and may be interpreted differently by different people. If you need specific legal advice you should consult Mr. Garcia directly or a representative from the US DOT.
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Law Offices of Michael Garcia
Contact information and mailing address:
7676 Hazard Center Drive,  5th Floor
San Diego, California 92108
Telephone: 1-877-299-0550
Fax: 1-877-845-6048