Hi my name is Bennett Garfinkel and I’m coming to you today from the Maitland office of Garfinkel Schwartz.
I’m not an attorney. I’m a legal assistant to attorney Brian Wiklendt who is a senior attorney in the firm.
You may watch the video called “Fourth Generaton Longshore, DBA Law Firm,” on the Garfinkel Schwartz YouTube channel.
I’m here today to talk about my family legacy. I’m the fourth generation Longshore, DBA Law Firm of the Garfinkel and the Schwartz brood. And my family has a very long history of service both in the armed forces and to those that are serving in the armed forces.
My great, great grandfather was a World War I veteran. Both my grandfathers served as military police in the World War II era. And my father also practiced law with my grandfather.
Firm Honors Legacy of Attorney John M. Schwartz
This firm was founded by my father to honor the legacy of my grandfather attorney John M. Schwartz he was an expert in the field of defense base act law and practiced longshore and defense base act law for over 30 years.
My father practiced with him for close to two decades and I’ll be the next member to got to law school and to practice this amazing and wonderful practice of law.
Family Memories with Clients
All of my childhood memories of my grandfather are of going to dinner with him and his clients. He was extremely close and personable with all of his clients. We all called each other on a first name basis, we all cooked for each other, went to each other’s houses.
And that’s one thing our family is extremely important to us because we carry on this legacy of helping one family at a time.
Longshore and DBA for 40+ Years
I’m a legal assistant not an attorney to lead counsel Brian Wiklendt at Garfinkel Schwartz. Brian does everything in his power to make sure these injured longshoremen and defense contractors gain the compensation and the medical benefits that they deserve.
I really appreciate you guys turning into our YouTube channel we have an office here in Maitland Florida which is where I’m coming to you from and we have another office in Cocoa Beach, Florida.
Our slogan is One Family at a Time because we help injured longshoremen and defense contractors get the medical benefits they deserve.
We’ve been doing this for over 40 years and I just wanted to talk to you about my family heritage. I’m really proud of this and I’m really honored. Thank you.