Arlen R. Garfunkel

Position: Attorney

Year Joined Firm: 2014

Location: Shreveport, LAac

Direct Phone: 318.698.0084

Toll Free Phone: 888.501.7888

Assistant: ReShonda Jackson

About Arlen R. Garfunkel

Arlen Garfunkel was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from The University of New Orleans. He later earned his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in 1992. Since he began his legal practice that year, he has worked exclusively in the field of plaintiff personal injury. Earlier in his professional career, he was an independent claims adjuster for the Huey P. Littleton Claims Service in south Louisiana. He has resolved thousands of claims and collected millions of dollars for his clients over his more than 20 years of legal practice. He is admitted to practice in both the Eastern and Western Districts of the Federal Courts in this State as well as all Louisiana State Courts. Additionally, Mr. Garfunkel is licensed to practice law in Texas. He is located in our Shreveport office.

Mr. Garfunkel has been married since 1995 to his wife, Stephanie, and together they have two sons, Matthew and Jacob. The family left New Orleans the weekend of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and relocated to Shreveport where they have lived ever since. Mr. Garfunkel has previously handled cases all throughout the State of Louisiana, and he is pleased and proud to use his vast experience to assist clients on behalf of Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys.

Arlen Garfunkel is ready to take your call.

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Responsive and professional

Rated 5 out of 5
August 12, 2021

Attorney Garfunkel saved me a lot of trouble by sending me to Arklatex Spine Dr Adair. I wouldn’t have found this treatment easily on my own and it brought me a lot of relief. I am thankful for his help and professionalism.

Dixie Smith


Rated 5 out of 5
July 27, 2019

Mr. Garfunkel is joy to work with and is very knowledgeable and professional. Would recommend him and his staff to anyone needing their services.

Sam Huckabee

Completely Seamless

Rated 5 out of 5
June 21, 2019

My experience with the Gordon McKernan firm has been completely seamless. From our first call, during a time of pain & crisis, to ultimate ending I can say that it has been so valuable. I felt safe, informed all along the way, and they always promptly communicated with me. I don’t hardly know how to convey my deep gratitude to my personal attorney, Arlen Garfunkel. He and his staff in Shreveport are professional, prompt, and extremely considerate. Working with a team that is knowledgeable as well as caring is absolutely a great feeling! Thank You & God bless you all who contributed to my litigation success. But more importantly restoring my faith in the system. Your Happy & Grateful Client, Marcella Smith

Marcella S - Google Review

Great Job

Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2019

I have had great agent handling my case, he has done a great job, everything he said he was going to do, he did it.I would recommend Gordon and Mr.Garfuncal to anyone that needs any legal help. Thank you so much.



Rated 5 out of 5
June 7, 2019

Nobody ever pencils in a car accident into their day, or the time it takes to heal from the injuries. In July, I was t-boned on Airline Drive with my two boys in the car. By the grace of God my boys were uninjured, but I was not so lucky. My first phone call was to my husband. And by the time he got to the accident, he told me to “Get Gordon”. I was blessed to get attorney Arlen Garfunkel. Throughout the 7month road to recovery, he called every other week. Touching base with how I was feeling and also asking about my boys. He also kept on top of all my medical bills. Thanks Arlen for all your hard work!!! I am blessed to have had the chance to work with you, altho I hope our paths don’t cross again under such circumstances

Ashley D - Facebook Review

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