Mr. Garofalo joined as a partner in May 2006. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, San Diego in 1989, and his Juris Doctorate from University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in 1992. He is licensed to practice in all Courts in the States of California and Nevada. He holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating.
His practice emphasizes business and construction litigation, where he has successfully represented clients in some of the largest complex cases litigated in these jurisdictions. Mr. Garofalo is on brief in two California appellate decisions addressing contractor licensing issues and contractual indemnity obligations, and he successfully argued in the Nevada Supreme Court to reverse a dismissal of an investor claim arising from improper fund control and embezzlement on a large commercial development.
Mr. Garofalo has been a guest lecturer to the paralegal program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, speaking on construction defect case management. He is a member of the Clark County Bar Association, sits on the national Board of Governors for the Human Rights Campaign and he has served as pro-bono counsel for indigent clients through Clark County’s Aids/HIV assistance program. He is an attorney volunteer for Ya Es Hora, a program that assists legally documented residents with applications for U.S. citizenship. Since his appointment by Governor Jim Gibbons in 2009, he has served on the board of directors for Nevada’s Public Employee Benefits Program.