Alan Garfinkel


Alan Garfinkel is an acclaimed attorney with nearly 35 years of experience specializing in insurance recovery. He has gained international recognition for his expertise in this field. With an exceptional team of attorneys, Alan has successfully resolved thousands of Defense Base Act Claims.

For over 80 years, Alan’s family has represented military and civilian contractors. Alan’s two sons, their Grandfather and Great-Grandfather have won millions of dollars for their clients since the Defense Base Act was enacted on August 16, 1941.

Prominent news organizations such as CNN, NBC, FOX News, ABC, Newsweek, Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, St. Pete Times, Houston Chronicle, El Sentinel, and Telemundo frequently seek Alan’s extensive knowledge as an Insurance Recovery Expert.

Recognizing Alan’s expertise, LexisNexis, the world’s largest legal publication & database appointed Alan as its National Property Damage Moderator. Alan has hosted over 100 webinars and dozens of academic presentations focusing on insurance claims.

Alan’s client base is worldwide. Over the course of Alan’s extensive career, he has represented clients in Africa, Australia, Canada, Europe, Mexico, South America, the USA & the United Kingdom.

Alan was named an Insurance Coverage ‘Super Lawyer’ and recognized as one of the ‘Best Attorneys in America‘. Additionally, he has maintained the highest international rating for Legal Ability and Ethics for more than 20 years. Alan pursued his education at universities in Florida, Georgia, and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His exceptional reputation is further underscored by his ‘AV Preeminent‘ rating from Martindale-Hubbell, an honor bestowed upon only the top 1% of lawyers.

Garfinkel Schwartz and its exceptional attorneys have earned numerous awards. On April 13, 2023, Garfinkel Schwartz law firm was awarded for its ‘Outstanding Support of the United States Armed Forces Guard and Reserve Personnel‘ and was also recognized as a ‘Patriotic Employer’.