Robert Sparks Attorneys principal attorney Victoria Cruz-Garcia awarded two scholarships during the 10th Annual Tampa Hispanic Bar Association (THBA) gala dinner and ceremony on November 3 to Barbara Perez, a student at Florida A&M University College of Law and to Pamela Cordova, a student at Stetson University College of Law, which happens to be Cruz-Garcia’s alma mater.
The scholarship, named after Cruz-Garcia who is a former president of the organization, is awarded to current Florida law school students who have shown a strong record of service to their community, demonstrated excellence in academics, and have expressed interest in staying in or coming back to the Tampa Bay area after graduation. This is the third year the THBA Board of Directors has awarded the scholarship. Cruz-Garcia commented on the award:
"I believe that we all have a responsibility to engage with our community and extend our services as attorneys to those who may not have the resources or the voice to reach out. These incredible women have demonstrated a dedication to their respective communities that has been impactful beyond measure.”
From left to right: Victoria Cruz-Garcia, Founding THBA Member Lourdes Bernal Dixon, and 2016 Cruz-Garcia Scholarship recipients, Barbara Perez and Pamela Cordova.
Cruz-Garcia provides representation for clients seeking legal assistance in all areas of family law, including enforcement matters, alimony and support actions, child custody, and divorce. Her tireless efforts representing clients throughout the years has not gone unnoticed – she has received numerous prestigious awards including the 2013 Thomas M. Cooley Law School Great Deeds Award, the 2014 Tampa Hispanic Heritage Trailblazer Award in Education, the 2015 Tampa Hispanic Bar Association Luis Cabassa Award, and was named to the list of Rising Stars℠ by "Super Lawyers®" from 2012 to 2014.
“Victoria is an incredible asset to our firm,” said Robert Sparks, managing partner at Robert Sparks Attorneys. “The fact that she can manage such devoted participation in our community, while also pursuing relentless efforts for her clients and making her own children and family life a priority, is a testament to Victoria’s high moral and ethical standards.”
You can see our press release on the scholarships here.
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