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Photo of Carolyn Horbacz Carolyn "Care" Horbacz Paralegal and Office Manager

Carolyn was born in Michigan and when she was 14 she moved to Southwest Florida with her family. While a senior at Riverdale High School, "Care" was recruited to be an intern at Moorey, Seals & Garvin. After a few months at the desk, she was hired on full-time beginning her career with Jeff of more than 35 years.

Within these last thirty plus years Carolyn has worked with Jeff acting as his right hand. Jeff often refers to Carolyn as his other law partner as her insight, thoroughness and legal ability exceeds that of many attorneys. With any serious injury case Carolyn knows how to deal with both the investigation, litigation and trial preparation. Simply put, Carolyn "knows her stuff" and her role at the Garvin Law Firm is irreplaceable.

When Carolyn is not taking care of business at the Garvin Law Firm, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as bowling and playing penny slots. She's also known to "bake" a dessert or two!

Photo of Susan Dandino Susan Dandino Paralegal

Born and raised in southwest Michigan, Susan started working as a legal assistant for a prominent St. Joseph, Michigan firm when she was 16 years old. Susan relocated to northern Indiana in 1985 where she worked as a legal assistant and paralegal for 25 years. With more than 37 years in the business, she has experience in many areas of law, including estate planning, family, corporate, tax, foreclosure, criminal, personal injury, errors and omissions, legal and medical malpractice defense. In 2010, Susan welcomed the opportunity to relocate when she accepted a position with the Real Estate Legal Department at Chico’s, FAS which is headquartered in southwest Florida.

Susan missed the culture of private practice and joined the Garvin Law Firm in 2015 where her focus is personal injury. When away from work, Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and teenage daughter, relaxing at the beach, working out, cooking, entertaining and traveling back to the Midwest and New England to visit family and friends.

Photo of Sierra Wotring Sierra Wotring Administrative Assistant / Client Care Coordinator

Sierra has called Fort Myers home for over 10 years. She graduated from Riverdale High School in 2015 and began working in hospitality at Colonial Country Club. Wanting to broaden her horizons and learn something new, she entered the legal profession starting employment at Garvin Law Firm in June 2018. In addition to her duties at the firm, she is also enrolled at Florida Gulf Coast University where she is studying Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. When not at work or attending school, she likes to spend time with her recently rescued dog, Toby. She also enjoys outdoor activities, shopping and exploring new places.

Client Reviews
"I totally recommend Garvin services.
Leland is a very professional lawyer able to help his clients a lot. I had a case where he was able to resolve the problem in the first instance also he was a very honest professional. VERY RESPONSIBLE I totally recommend him."
Maria A. Rojas
"Jeff Garvin is an amazing attorney; a lawyer of highest integerity, great experience, tremendous talent, and mighty work ethic. He was very positively interactive with my wife and me throughout our case. We really like and appreciate him, both personally, and professionally." Patrick
"EXCELLENT attorney, very knowledgeable, does intense and in depth background research and investigation. Well prepared for depositions, arbitrations, hearings. Very personable and approachable. Takes necessary time with clients and provides thoughtful answers to inquiries. Always kept me informed. Completely trustworthy." Stephen
"My initial impression of Leland was one of trust. He was sympathetic to our injuries and passionate about our case. We would absolutely turn to him again if the need ever arises." Kathy
"Mr. Garvin handled my complex personal injury case and obtained a very good result. He has a strong knowledge of the law and the practical aspects of this type of litigation. I highly recommend him." Steve