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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


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%
    39 years



Hourly ($150-175/hour)

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ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law197708/10/2016
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
Auto-Trol Technology Corporation v. Industrial Commission, 189 Ill.App.3d 1065, 545 N.E.2d 939 (1989)Decision affirmed
Johnson Outboards v. Industrial Commission, 77Ill.2d 67, 394 N.E.2d 1176, 31 Ill. Dec. 799 (1979)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