Florentino “Tino” Garza
Lifetime Achievement Award
Florentino Garza, aka Tino, received his BA in 1950 and his MA in 1952 from the University of New Mexico. In 1956, Tino received his JD from the University of California Los Angeles. Tino Garza was admitted to the California Bar Association on December 19, 1956. He had his own law firm, Law Office of Garza & Associates, in Redlands. Tino belongs to several memberships, such as “ABOTA” since 1974, “San Bernardino County Bar Association” since 1961, wherein he served as president in 1975/76, “American College of Trial Lawyers” since 1974, “International Academy of Trial Lawyers” since 1970 and served as president in 1979/80, “UCLA Foundation Board of Trustees” since 1981 and “Member, B.E. Witken Legal Institute” since 1976. The Florentino Garza Fortitude Award has been established by the San Bernardino County Bar Association to recognize and honor a lawyer who, in the tradition of the award’s namesake, exhibits fortitude in firmly confronting or bearing up against suffering and adversity in the process of becoming a lawyer or in practicing law. Tino Garza and Sandy Garza have been married for 65 years and have three sons and two granddaughters. Mr. and Mrs. Garza resided in San Bernardino for 52 years before moving to Loma Linda in 2013.
2016 – 2017 – Florentino “Tino” Garza
2015-2016 – Charles Althouse
2014-2015 – Richard J. Tuckerman
2013-2014 – Charles Doskow