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Alan Bennett Garfinkel

Alan Bennett Garfinkel

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About Me

Mr. Garfinkel was raised in South Florida and understands the constant threat of hurricanes and tropical storms.  Mr. Garfinkel is notably the nation's leading authority on Natural Disaster law and is listed on the Bar Register of Preeminent lawyers.  Mr. Garfinkel has devoted his legal career to natural disaster and community association law, having successfully prosecuted sixty-seven (67) trials.


Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Licensed since 1989

  1. Insurance: 100%
    26 years, 1 thousand cases


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Contact Info

300 N Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL, 327514724

300 N Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL, 32751-4724




FLMember in Good Standing198908/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2008
"AV Rated"Martindale Hubbell2008
Top Trial Lawyers in AmericaMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2008
Super LawyerFlorida Super Lawyers2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney and CounselorSupreme Court of the United States2000 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Margate Chamber of CommerceN/A2007 - Present
Bar Register of Preeminent LawyersN/A2006 - Present
Tennessee Bar AssociationN/A2005 - Present
The Academy of Florida Trial LawyersN/A1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationN/A1991 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationN/A1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Exeter Condominium Association v. American Strategic InsuranceSettled with the Insurance Company

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Community Association Law AdvisorIf You Snooze, You Lose2008
Palm Beach PostDeadline nears for claims on Poe firms2008
Sun SentinelFlorida CEO Alex Sink headlines Event Hosted by Community Advocacy Network2008
Wall Street JournalThree Years Post-Hurricane Wilma, Millions of Dollars in Insurance Claims Still Unpaid2008
ENewsChannelsHow will Insurance Companies Respond to Victims of Recent Tornadoes?2007
Hispanic WireJune 1 Deadline Nears for Hurricane Claims, Does Anyone Know?2007
Orlando SentinelHurriance Blues2006
Daily Business ReviewAfter Wilma: Litigation a storm of suits2005
The South Florida Business JournalInsurance wows grow2005
Houston ChronicleKatrina's Aftermath2005
News & 440 Report Cover Story 22.3Bad Boys...Bad Boys...2000
Lexis Nexis Property Insurance Research ArticleNatural Disaster Insurance ClaimsN/A


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of LawN/Alaw1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
NBI Teleconference on Inusrance Issues Involving Natural DisastersInsurance Law2010
Chapter 7 Trustee SeminarInsurance Law2010
Chapter 7 Trustee SeminarProperty Insurance2010
The Palm Beach Community Association CoalitionInsurance Recovery for Community Associations2008
Lexis Nexis WebinarProperty Insurance2008
Common Interest Realty Associations ConferenceInsurance Law2008
CFACommunity Associations2008
Lexis Nexis WebinarProperty Insurance2007