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I'm a Defense Base Act Law attorney and Longshore Act Law attorney for Garfinkel Schwartz, P.A., in Maitland, Florida, and Cocoa Beach, Florida.


My job is to try to regain denied medical care, medical benefits and financial compensation for civilian contractors and longshoremen who have been injured, sick or those who died. I go to court and fight for you vs. insurers and employers who denied medical benefits and compensation. 


The forgotten warriors who work overseas as civilian contractors in war zones, and the hard-working men and women working on U.S. waterways should not have to fight for medical care alone against insurers. It is their right under two laws.


The Defense Base Act and the Longshore Act Law provide injured and ill civilian contractors and longshormen rights that may include:

  1. Right to choose their own doctor

  2. Attorney fees

  3. Medical care

  4. Compensation


Cases can go on for the duration of an illness or injury.  If a person is in horrible pain, hospitalized, it's imperative to work with an attorney who knows the Defense Base Act Law and the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act Law.  


The goal of an insurer is to deny claims in order to remain profitable. Contacting an insurer, documenting illness and or injury, requesting medical paperwork can be very difficult for clients and their families.


If you’re injured and you’re thinking that the insurance companies are going to do the right thing, work with a DBA law or Longshore attorney. Call somebody familiar with the practice areas. Garfinkel Schwartz is committed to helping one family at a time.  


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Practice areas


  1. Insurance: 50%
  2. Litigation: 50%



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Garfinkel Schwartz P.A.

300 N Maitland Ave
Maitland, FL, 32751


GAActive Member in Good Standing 199611/07/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Review Panel Reprimand
    issued in GA, 2000


    This means the attorney did something wrong, but the Bar did not suspend the lawyer. Typically in this case the lawyer's poor behavior is exposed to the pubic in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

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TitleCompany nameDuration
Lead CounselGarfinkel Schwartz, P.A.2014 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawN/AN/AN/A