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   3Joseph A. GarofaloChicago(312) 670-2000jgarofalo@gsslawoffice.comjgarofalo@gsslawoffice.comGarofalo Schreiber & Storm Chtdwww.gsslawoffice.comwww.gsslawoffice.comgarofalojoseph.jpgWorkers' Compensation Defense Law
Joseph A. Garofalojgarofalo@gsslawoffice.com
Garofalo Schreiber & Storm Chtdhttp://www.gsslawoffice.com
55 W Wacker Dr 10th FL
Chicago IL 60601-1605
Ph.(312) 670-2000 Fx.(312) 419-1336Leading Lawyers Magazine story about this lawyer
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Recommended by peers in:
Workers' Compensation Defense Law
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Litigator:  Yes

Practice Description:  
Mr. Garofalo has spent his entire career practicing in the area of worker's compensation and employer's liability. He has extensive litigation experience before the Illinois Worker's Compensation Commission, the Circuit Court, the Appellate Court and the Illinois Supreme Court. Mr. Garofalo has lectured on the topic of worker's compensation defense before the Chicago Bar Association and a variety of business groups and has presented seminars for insurance and self-insured professionals. He served as an arbitrator in the Circuit Court of Cook County Mandatory Arbitration program.

As one of the founding partners of the firm he started in 1984, Joseph Garofalo has provided leadership to his colleagues and clients with a straightforward and pragmatic style. In addition, he has been selected by his professional peers as a Leading Lawyer, being among the top 5 percent of lawyers concentrating in worker's compensation defense law.


Bar Admissions:  
Illinois, 1977
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois including Trial Bar, 1977
U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 1987


Date of Birth:  1952

Law School:  DePaul University College of Law,J.D., 1977
Undergraduate School:  North Park College, B.A., 1974
Undergraduate School Honors/Involvement:  Magna cum laude

Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association
Workers' Compensation Claims Association
Justinian Society of Lawyers


Published Legal Writing:  
Editor, Law Update, Newsletter of Garofalo Schreiber & Storm, Chartered


Legal Lectures:  
"Trial of a Workers' Compensation Case," Chicago Bar Association, spring 1984
"Case Developments in Workers' Compensation," spring 1988
"Fundamentals of Illinois Workers Compensation," delivered to numerous insurance carriers


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