Bar Admission

Florida | Tennessee | U.S. Federal Court Middle District of Florida | The United States Supreme Court of America | Florida Supreme Court


Harvard University (Summer, 1984) | Florida State University | Mercer University


Attorneys Karen Marcell, Giselle García, John Mallah & Brian Wiklendt have all worked directly with Alan Garfinkel for nearly 20 years straight.

Alan Garfinkel, Esq

Founding Partner

Alan Garfinkel is President of Garfinkel Law. His Firm was voted the Top Community Association and Construction Defect Law Firm in a statewide vote conducted by the Florida Community Association Journal. Alan has practiced from the same historic building in Central Florida for 35 years, while also serving his clients from offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Tampa, and St. Augustine. Alan has numerous national recognitions, including the “AV Preeminent” rating from Martindale-Hubbell. The AV designation is awarded to the top 1% of lawyers selected for demonstrating and maintaining the “Highest level of Professional Excellence and Ethics.”

For decades Alan volunteered thousands of hours protecting community associations and their Boards of Directors. As Chairman of the Community Association Network (CAN), Alan works with Senators, Representatives and statewide community association leaders making sure only common sense laws are passed in the state legislature. Alan is a nationally known property insurance recovery attorney, helping boards of directors collect over $500 Million Dollars in Construction Defect and Underpaid (Hurricane) Insurance Claims.

Alan was selected a “Super Lawyer” and was admitted into the prestigious “Million Dollar Advocates Forum” for winning multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. He was also named one of the “Best Attorneys in America.” Florida Trend Magazine recognized Alan as “Florida’s Legal Elite.” His other accomplishments include being listed in the 2010-2019 Bar Register of “Preeminent Lawyers,” earning a “Superb” rating from AVVO, and receiving the “Top Orlando Lawyer Award” between 2010-2016.

Alan was elected and served as President of the Community Association Institute (CAI) Central Florida. Currently, he is Chairman of the Community Association Network (CAN), representing millions living, serving, and working for community associations. Alan publishes scholarly articles and served on the HarrisMartin Publishing Insurance Faculty. LexisNexis appointed Alan as its National Property Damage Moderator and he hosted more than 100 national webinars on Property Damage Insurance and Construction Defect Claims. Alan is considered one of the leading Natural Disaster Insurance lawyers – concentrating his practice on helping his condominium, townhome, and homeowner association clients recover millions of dollars

National media outlets such as CNN, NBC, FOX News, ABC, Newsweek, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, St. Pete Times, Houston Chronicle, El Sentinel, and Telemundo have all sought Alan’s legal expertise. Alan continues to work with his community association clients, publish articles, conduct forums, lectures, and seminars on construction defect and property damage insurance recovery throughout the United States.