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Photo of Carolyn Horbacz Carolyn "Care" HorbaczOffice Administrator - Paralegal
csh@garvinlegal.com

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. 

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


Photo of Susan Dandino Susan Dandino Paralegal
sdandino@garvinlegal.com

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 Injury Law 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 Coming Soon} Lisa Marie

Legal Assistant – Head of Client Experience 

A southwest Florida native, Lisa Marie was born and raised in Fort Myers. She began her retail management career as a young professional while in college, which quickly developed her growing passion for helping people. Lisa Marie also grew up volunteering within assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, and her time within those communities started to pique her interest in healthcare. She began to seek a career change. After a long successful tenure with a local healthcare system, Lisa Marie reevaluated her wants and determined that her need to help people could be fulfilled elsewhere. 

Lisa Marie joined Garvin Injury Law in 2019, where she quickly grew into her newest role as Head of Client Experience and Legal Assistant. Her knowledge and experience in healthcare, including medical records, diagnoses, treatments, and medical insurance insight, have been vital to our team. While not at work, she enjoys spending time with her young son, exploring the outdoors, cooking, and family.

 
Client Reviews
★★★★★
"This firm is absolutely exceptional. They are very professional while always being on a one to one basis with us. Our settlement was settled for much more than we ever expected. They don't advertise. They don't have to. The quality and thoroughness of their work speaks for itself. I strongly recommend that before you see any other attorney to visit Garvin Injury Law first. You won't be disappointed." D.A.
★★★★★
"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
★★★★★
"Leland Garvin is a very knowledgeable, honest and compassionate lawyer. He was easy to speak with and took the time to go over details and scenarios which enabled me to make informed decisions in my difficult case. There are so many facets of a lawsuit that would have been stressful, but they handled everything, so I could focus on my recovery. I highly recommend Leland Garvin if you’re looking for a lawyer you can trust." R.H.
★★★★★
"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