The law firm is named for founder and attorney Alan Bennett Garfinkel, and in memoriam for John M. Schwartz, Esq.
Leo Garfinkel, Alan Bennett Garfinkel’s father, fought in World War II. He was an MP (military policeman). His father fought In World War I. Alan’s father-in-law, John M. Schwartz, who for decades had a thriving practice in Titusville, was a captain in the military during the Vietnam War.
John Schwartz, after whom the Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A., legal firm was named, was involved in the Defense Base Act area of practice for more than 40 years. John’s father, Sydney Schwartz also practiced in this area of law.
John led and ran the Longshore and Harbor Worker’s practice in Titusville, Florida, as a commitment made over several generations to continue to serve the many former military members who have stepped in to work for defense contractors in war torn lands.
Bennett and Landon Garfinkel, Alan’s sons, are talented legal and medical researchers. They work with Garfinkel Schwartz to be fourth generation lawyers and carry on the tradition of their great-grandfather, both his grandfathers (Leo Garfinkel and John Schwartz) and his father’s law practice.
Together there is a heritage of legal and military professionalism and commitment driving this family-centric business.
Garfinkel Schwartz Longshore and Defense Base Act attorney Brian Wiklendt represents contractors and has over 20 years of experience. Brian worked previously for insurance companies and is very familiar with the extent to which insurance companies go to deny claims.
Garfinkel Schwartz will represent clients so that they receive the very best possible medical care to ensure a quality life, one family at a time.