- Architects, Engineers & Design Professionals
- Directors & Officers Liability
- Employment Practices Liability
- Legal Professional Liability
- Miscellaneous Errors & Omissions
- Business Torts & Commercial Litigation
- Warranty & Consumer Protection
University of Michigan State University-Detroit College of Law, J.D.
Honors: cum laude
University of Michigan, B.G.S.
“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 Vice–Chair of the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility to the Nevada State Bar. He also serves as Co-Chair on the Lawyer Professional Liability Committee of The Claims and Litigation Management (CLM) Alliance. 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 annually teaches a continuing legal education seminar, State of the Law – Legal Malpractice, 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.
He has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyer every year since 2007.
Mr. Garin resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Speaking Engagements and Presentations:
December 10, 2012 – Panelist at the 2012 State Bar of Nevada Ethics Year in Review. The program covered recent developments in legal ethics and risk management topics.
“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)