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Katzman Garfinkel Founding Partner Alan Garfinkel Named One of “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” 2011 by Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine

Katzman Garfinkel (http://KGBLawFirm.com), the leader in community association law in the state of Florida, proudly congratulates the firm’s Founding Partner Alan Garfinkel for having been named by Orlando Home & Leisure magazine to its prestigious “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” list for 2011.

Mr. Garfinkel, who leads the Katzman Garfinkel Central and North Florida law practices from the firm’s Maitland/Orlando offices, was selected by Orlando Home & Leisure as one of “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” in the area of Natural Disaster Law, the only Central Florida attorney selected for that legal practice area, which includes insurance and property damage litigation.

The “Orlando’s Top Lawyers” list, which includes leading attorneys from throughout Central Florida’s Orange, Seminole and Osceola counties, is compiled each year by Orlando Home & Leisure in partnership with LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell®, which for more than a century has set the standard for peer-review ratings of attorneys who have reached the highest levels of ethical standards and professional excellence.

Mr. Garfinkel, recognized throughout Florida and nationwide as an authority in the area of Natural Disaster and Insurance Law, is listed on the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell® Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™ and has been awarded an Overall AV® Peer Review Rating of 5.0 by Martindale-Hubbell®, the highest such rating available and an indication that an attorney’s professional peers rank him at the highest level of excellence.

“I’m very honored to have been named to Orlando Home & Leisure magazine’s ‘Orlando Top Lawyers’ list for 2011 and see this as a recognition not just of my own law practice but also of the excellence of the team of legal professionals supporting me at Katzman Garfinkel’s Maitland/Orlando offices,” Mr. Garfinkel said.

“Over the course of the last two years, we have managed to assemble the most experienced group of attorneys and legal staff serving condominiums, HOAs and other community associations throughout Central Florida and the Space Coast and we look forward to continuing to provide the highest-quality legal services to these communities in the future,” he added.

Admitted to the Florida Bar in 1989, Alan Garfinkel has devoted his legal career to natural disaster relief and civil litigation and continues to practice in the areas of Insurance Law, Natural Disaster Law and Construction Defect Law. As a Founding Partner of Katzman Garfinkel, Mr. Garfinkel is the lead attorney for the Firm’s Central and North Florida law practice based in its Maitland/Orlando offices.

The recipient of numerous awards for excellence throughout his career, in 2010 Mr. Garfinkel was named to the prestigious list of Florida “Super Lawyers” for the fourth straight year by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers® magazine. Determined through a rigorous process of peer review and independent research, the state-by-state Super Lawyers list highlights outstanding attorneys from more than 70 law practice areas who attain a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

In addition to his Martindale Hubbell® AV® Peer Review Rating of 5.0, the highest rating available in the legal profession for ethical standards and professional excellence, Mr. Garfinkel has been given a 9.3 “Superb” rating from AVVO, the largest expert only medical and legal Q&A resource on the web and provider of the unbiased, industry-leading Avvo Rating for more than 90% of practicing doctors and lawyers in the United States.

A leading practitioner of Insurance Law in the State of Florida and a leading authority nationwide on Natural Disaster Law, Mr. Garfinkel and is also a member of the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum of Top Trial Lawyers in America, an elite group of top U.S. attorneys who have won million- and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients. In addition, he serves as a Moderator on Insurance Law topics for LexisNexis, an internationally renowned provider of research and business information, and has hosted in excess of 100 national lectures/chats in areas of natural disaster law and insurance.

In addition to the Florida Bar, Mr. Garfinkel is admitted to practice law in the State of Tennesee, by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, the United States District Court Middle District of Florida, the Florida Supreme Court and The United States Supreme Court of America.

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