George Garafola was a founding partner of the firm of Silbowitz, Garafola, Silbowitz, Schatz & Frederick, L.L.P., a New York law firm concentrating almost exclusively in the representation of injured accident victims. Mr. Garafola 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 a successful conclusion. Mr., Garafola 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. Our law firm prides itself as having the skills and resources necessary to investigate and prove the required elements of negligence, and we work hard to ensure that each of our clients receive the fairest settlement and maximum award available for the harm they have suffered.
Practice Areas: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Elevator/Escalator Accidents, Slip/Trip and Fall, Premises Liability, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Dangerous Drugs.
Admitted: 1976, New York State Bar, Second Department; 1976, New York, United States District Court, Southern District of New York.
Education: 1975 , St. John’s University Law School, J.D.; 1976, Fordham University.