Jeffrey D Garfinkel, Partner

Mr. Garfinkel was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2010. He is also licensed to practice by the State Bar of New York since 2010. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 2006. He continued his legal education at Hofstra University School of Law, graduating in 2009. His professional experience in workers’ compensation began in 2010.

Professional Activities

Mr. Garfinkel has worked only on the side of the defense, representing insurance carriers, third party administrators, employers, self-insureds, group self-insureds and uninsured employers. He also has experience working with Owner Controlled Insurance Policy (OCIP) defendants as well as within the Alternative Dispute Resolution jurisdiction as dictated by collective bargaining agreements. He has successfully defended all types of actions including 132as, Serious and Willful claims and death claims. He is quite familiar with asbestos exposure litigation and toxic exposure litigation. His clients have included employers in agriculture, retail, medicine, oil refining, manufacturing, transportation/trucking, union construction work, domestic service, sales and distribution and temporary work agencies.