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About me

I spent my first 15 years as a trial lawyer specializing in general, commerial and insurance defense litigation in the botique litigation firm of Hickey, McHugh & Garlick of Rchester, N.Y. I moved to Florida in 1981 and established a branch office in Naples, Florida for the upstate New York Regional law firm of Harter, Secrest & Emery where I was Partner-In-Charge through 1996. I subsequenbtly formed my own firm which became Garlick, Hilfiker & Swift, where I continue my general business, corporate, real estate and litigation its Managing Partner.


Practice areas


  1. Corporate & Incorporation: 40%
    35 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Real Estate: 40%
    35 years, 15 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 15%
    50 years, 10 thousand cases
  4. Mediation: 5%
    15 years, 100 cases


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

Garlick, Hilfiker & Swift, LLP

9115 Corsea Del Fontana Way
Naples, FL, 34109


FLMember in Good Standing198109/08/2015
NYCurrently registered 196303/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Certified Real Estate AttorneyFlorida Bar2010
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Super LawyerFlorida Super LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerGarlick, Hilfiker & Swift2010 - Present
Managing PartnerGarlick, Stetler & Peeples, LLP2001 - 2009
Partner In-Charge-Naples, FloridaAnnis Mitchell, Cockey, Edwards & Roehn, P.A.1997 - 2001
Partner_In-Charge, Naples, FloridaHarter, Secrest & Emery, LLP1981 - 1996
PartnerHickey, Mc Hugh & Garlick1965 - 1981
Law ClerkSupreme Court Justice John J Conway Jr1963 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collier County Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1981 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1981 - Present
Florida Bar, Business Law SectionMember1981 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionMember1981 - Present
Collier County Bar Association, Real Estate SectionMember1981 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember1981 - Present
Monroe County Bar AssociationTreasurerN/A
Economic Development Council of Collier CountyFormer ChairmanN/A
Monroe County Bar Association, Indigent Defense CommitteeChairmanN/A
Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Inc.CounselN/A
Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceCounselN/A
New York State Bar Association, Trial Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Monroe County Bar Association, Grievance CommiteeMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1963
LeMoyne CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1960