The DBA Law firm Garfinkel Schwartz represents civilian contractors who work anywhere in the world supporting the US Government and Longshoremen who work the ports, docks, coasts, rivers and U.S. waterways. Clients have come to Garfinkel Schwartz’s lawyers for decades obtaining denied medical care and compensation due. .
Garfinkel Schwartz has been a compassionate resource for families and individuals who have been hurt or who have gotten sick while working for defense contractors or longshoremen. The Garfinkel/Schwartz family have helped injured workers for four generations. Great grandfather, grandfather, father and sons.
Our incredibly skilled legal staff is dedicated to providing clients the right to excellent medical care and substantial compensation from their injuries. Additionally, we provide our clients with the latest medical information and assist our clients to obtain the best doctors to treat all their injuries.
John Schwartz and his father were Defense Base Act lawyers for more than 50 years. They represented injured workers and contractors around the world.
Alan Garfinkel and John M. Schwartz worked side by side for more than a dozen years. Together, they helped thousands of men and women working as overseas civilian contractors and longshoremen on U.S. Federal waterways who were denied DBA and Longshore Act compensation claims.
Brian Wiklendt is Defense Base/Longshore Act lawyer and lead counsel for the firm. Schwartz’s grandsons Bennett and Landon Garfinkel are legal assistants and medical researchers working on the Garfinkel Schwartz team.
The Garfinkel-Schwartz families have a military service history that goes back more than 100 years, World War I with Alan Garfinkel’s grandfather, World War II with Alan’s Father and Vietnam with John Schwartz. The family continue to devote their careers to obtaining medical care and money for civilian contractors and longshoremen who get sick or injured on the job.
Garfinkel Schwartz is a compassionate resource for families and individuals who have been hurt or who have gotten sick while working for defense contractors or longshoremen.
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As part of our awareness campaign, we are pointing out some common tricks insurance companies use to deny your DBA case. Watch out for these signs, if you see any of them, it is time to talk to an experienced lawyer....
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Garfinkel Schwartz is the best DBA law firm. Giselle Garcia was my lawyer, and together with Brian Wiklendt she worked on my case. They really went the extra mile to keep me satisfied and happy. From the first phone call she took excellent care of me. She kept me up to date on everything that was going on. Giselle Garcia is detail oriented and she never fed me false promises.I trusted her with my case and she did outstanding job. If I emailed Giselle she always got right back to me.
Giselle Garcia and Brian Wiklendt are very professional ,knowledgeable and pleasant. I couldn’t be happier with the services they provided. Giselle was amazing through the entire process. When I am asked to recommend an attorney the first person I think of is Giselle Garcia. Her thoroughness, dedication to clients, attention to details are perfect.Garfinkel Schwartz Law Firm took care of me and got me a fair settlement. I would highly recommend Giselle Garcia and Brian Wiklendt to anyone with DBA case.
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