- Architects, Engineers & Design Professionals
- Accountants & Auditors
- Directors & Officers Liability
- Employment Practices Liability
- Insurance Consulting & Risk Management
- Legal Professional Liability & Ethics
- Errors & Omissions
- Business Torts & Commercial Litigation
- Complex Litigation & Mass Torts
University of Michigan, BGS
Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law, J.D.; Honors: cum laude
Super Lawyer: 2007-2015
For the ninth consecutive year, Mr. Garin has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for the legal industry.
Chair of the Professional Liability Committee for the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.
Certified Litigation Management Professional
“My clients know that I am committed to them and to finding the best possible legal solutions to resolve their issues.”
A dedicated advocate, Joseph P. Garin is a partner in the firm of Lipson, Neilson, Cole, Seltzer & Garin, P.C. He maintains a national practice, focusing on defense of professional liability claims, insurance coverage disputes, directors and officers claims, and risk management. Throughout his career, Mr. Garin has defended more than 400 lawyers and law firms across Michigan, Illinois, Nevada and Colorado. He is also experienced in complex and commercial litigation matters, including cases involving breach of contract and unfair business practices. He has successfully pursued and resisted claims for extraordinary relief, such as temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctions. He specializes in a range of litigation matters, including professional liability disputes, insurance coverage, director and officer liability, commercial law and employer/employee disputes. He regularly consults with insurers and businesses of all sizes to manage their risks and reduce litigation expenses.
Mr. Garin is Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility to the Nevada State Bar. He also serves as Co-Chair on the Professional Liability Committee of The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. He is frequently consulted as an expert witness. He has served as a court-appointed special master and settlement facilitator. He is an SCAO-trained Mediator. He has been a featured speaker at continuing education conferences on a national and state level. He teaches continuing legal education seminars locally and nationally in cooperation with various local bar associations. Mr. Garin serves on the Board of Directors of ENSURE Children’s Hospital of Michigan and the Advisory Board of Think Detroit
Mr. Garin resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements and Presentations
April 6, 2016 – CLM CONFERENCE, Orlando, FL
June 9, 2016 – CLM PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY CONFERENCE, Boston, MA
July 14, 2016 – CLM BOSTON
Previous Speaking Engagements and Presentations
November 19, 2015 – STATE BAR OF NEVADA “ETHICS YEAR IN REVIEW”. Joe garin is the Chair of the State Bar of Nevada’s Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. This seminar provided attendees with three Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits. Garin discussed the ethical concerns pertaining to some very relevant topics in today’s legal industry including: lawyer blogs and advertising, medical marijuana, representation for individual v. organization, data privacy laws, working with third-party vendors, changing firms and law firm dissolution.
November 5, 2105 – ANNUAL CLAIMS & LITIGATION MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE in Atlanta, GA. Panelist discussing Current Issues in the Wireless World. This panel will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the “Wireless World”, including the potential pitfalls such as the wording of your biography or resume posted in social media, or the risk of violating professional responsibility rules and having to make a claim to your Professional Liability Insurance carrier. Alternatively, the panel will discuss advantages of the “Wireless World” including the use of social media in litigation management and trial. This conference will be attended by insurance industry executives and attorneys from across the United States.
June 16, 2015 – ERRORS & OMISSIONS CLAIMS TRENDS PANELIST at the Errors & Omissions Insurance ExecuSummit in Uncasville, CT. This conference brings together legal and insurance industry professionals from across the country to discuss emerging issues in this very specialized area of insurance, and law.
April 9, 2014 – CLM ANNUAL CONFERENCE. Joe Garin will be speaking about matters regarding Professional Liability, more specifically: PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY – if you think you are an “expert” or you “specialize”, be careful how you advertise! This conference is being held in Boca Raton, Florida and is being conducted by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance™.
Issue preclusion is only applicable where an issue is actually and necessarily litigated. Co-authored with Jessica Green, published in the July 2013 LPL eAdvisory, an eNewsletter from the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability
“Business Enterprise Exclusion” Defeats Coverage Where Entity Claiming Legal Malpractice was Managed and 27% Owned by Partners of Law Firm Accused of Malpractice. Am. Guarantee & Liab. Ins. Co. v. Flangas McMillan Law Group, Inc., 2:11-CV-188-KJD-RJJ, 2012 WL 628511 (D. Nev. Feb. 24, 2012)