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Joseph Allard Garofalo

Joseph Allard Garofalo

Practice areas:

Workers Compensation

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About Me

Besides practicing law full time I have a hobby making and selling wine from my vacation home in Healdsburg, CA. We call our business there Garofalo Family Vineyards. We are a licensed non-resident dealer in Illinois and distribute through Sabaca Beverage and our retailer is Perman Wine Selections. The only wine we produce is Zinfandel. We just bottled our 2012 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel which will go on sale Fall, 2013.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1977

  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    38 years



Hourly ($150-175/hour)

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Taylor House

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    Taylor House Child Support Attorney
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  • Mark Weissburg

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    Mark Weissburg Workers Compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Garofalo, Schreiber & Storm, Chartered

55 West Wacker Drive 10th Floor
Chicago, IL, 60601



ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197708/17/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Midwest Region's Workers' Compensation Attorney of the YearOld Republic Construction Program Group2014
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2013
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2012
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2011
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2010
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2009
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2008
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2007
Super LawyerIllinois Super Lawyers2006
Louis Kokoris Memorial Scholarship in Political Science and LawNorth Park College1974

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateGifford, Detuno & Gifford, Ltd.1978 - 1984


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leading Lawyers NetworkMember2004 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Chicago Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Workers' Compensation Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
Justinian Society of LawyersN/AN/A
College of Workers' Compensation LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Johnson Outboards v. Industrial Commission, 77Ill.2d 67, 394 N.E.2d 1176, 31 Ill. Dec. 799 (1979)Decision affirmed
Auto-Trol Technology Corporation v. Industrial Commission, 189 Ill.App.3d 1065, 545 N.E.2d 939 (1989)Decision affirmed

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Publication NameTitleDate
Createspace Independent Publishing PlatformChicago Law: A Trial Lawyer's Journey2015
Newsletter of Garofalo, Schreiber, Hart & Storm, CharteredThe 2011 Amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act2011


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
North Park College and Theological Seminarymagna cum laudeBA - Bachelor of Arts1974

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Claims StaffParking Lot Cases2015
Claims StaffBest Practices for Settlement Negotiations2014
Seminar for Sentry Insurance Claims StaffThe Intoxication Defense Under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act2013