George Garafola
Of Counsel
Practice Areas
Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Elevator & Escalator Accidents, Mass Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Slip and Fall Accidents

George Garafola is a founding partner of Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P. He negotiates settlements and litigates personal injury matters in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, slip/trip and fall, elevator accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, and dangerous drugs.

Mr. Garafola has specialized in personal injury law since entering private practice in 1987 and has personally handled thousands of lawsuits to successful conclusions. He prides himself on being accessible to all of his clients on a daily basis.

Mr. Garafola is the former law assistant to Judge Anthony Mercorella of the Civil Court of the City of New York and the former counsel to Justice Irwin M. Silbowitz of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Our clients depend on our uncommon insight and a common sense approach to solving legal problems. In order to win a personal injury claim, the negligence of another individual or entity must be proven. Mr. Garafola takes pride in having the skills and resources necessary to investigate and prove the required elements of negligence, and he works hard to ensure that each client receives the fairest settlement and maximum award available for the harm they have suffered.

Education
  • 1975, St. John’s University Law School, J.D.
  • 1976, Fordham University
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 1976, New York State Bar, Second Department
  • 1976, New York, United States District Court, Southern District of New York
  • Our Attorneys

    Thomas Straub
    Thomas Straub
    Attorney
    Irwin Silbowitz
    Irwin Silbowitz
    Founding Member, Retired
    Paul J. Campson
    Paul J. Campson
    Attorney
    George Garafola
    George Garafola
    Of Counsel
    Edward M. Rappaport
    Edward M. Rappaport
    Of Counsel
    Lora H. Gleicher
    Lora H. Gleicher
    Attorney
    David Aminov
    David Aminov
    Attorney
    Howard G. Frederick
    Howard G. Frederick
    Partner
    Howard R. Schatz
    Howard R. Schatz
    Partner/Managing Attorney
    Mitchell Silbowitz
    Mitchell Silbowitz
    Partner

    Why Choose Us?

    Experience You Can Trust

    Hiring a personal injury lawyer can be a tough decision and, undoubtedly, one that will have a considerable impact on the outcome of your case. When you work with our firm, you will have our dedication and experience on your side.

    • Experienced with Multi-Million Dollar Cases
    • Record Jury Verdicts
    • Responsive & Dedicated to Our Clients
    • Experience Dealing with Insurance Companies
    • Founded by a Former Judge
    • You Don't Pay Unless We Win

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    25 West 43rd Street, Suite 711

    New York, NY 10036

     

    350 Willis Avenue

    Mineola, NY 11501

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