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Jax Daily Record Monday, Jun. 30, 201412:00 PM EST

Lawyer snapshot: David A. Garfinkel


Name: David A. Garfinkel

Age: 62

Family: Wife, Judy; daughter, Emily Einstein, and son-in-law, Lance Einstein; twin sons, Marc and Scott Garfinkel; granddaughter Avery Einstein; and future daughter-in-law, Ali Spizman

Pets: Sadly our Westie, Max, passed away this year.

Education: University of Georgia, B.A., 1973; masters of public administration, 1975; Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, J.D., 1982

Admitted to the Bar: Alabama, 1983; Florida, 1988; and Georgia, 2013

Employed by: GrayRobinson

Field of practice: Marital and family law board-certified attorney

Professional organizations: Inns of Court (Master) Florida Bar Family Law Section executive counsel, past chair of Equitable Distribution Committee and past chair Marital and Family Law Board Certification Committee

Community involvement: Past president and past chairman of the board of directors of Jacksonville Jewish and Family Community Services

How did you become involved? I was asked to handle a case pro bono for the Jacksonville Jewish and Family Community Services in 1993. I have been on the board as an active or honorary member since then.

How can someone else become involved? Call someone you know or any nonprofit agency, attend a meeting or a fundraising event and volunteer to serve on a committee. You will never regret your involvement.

What have you learned/achieved through the experience? There are so many ways to serve the community and to help less fortunate people. It’s so rewarding to give back to the community and to help people in need.

What was the last book you read or are reading? “Sycamore Row” by John Grisham

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