Michael Henry Garbarino

Michael Henry Garbarino

Pahoa, HI


  • Experience 25 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Civil Rights
Criminal Law
Elder Law
Estate Planning
Family Law
Landlord Tenant
Real Estate Law
Civil Rights

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Hawaii
    Since 2016


Michael Garbarino, founder & owner of GARBARINOLAW LLLC, provides client-centered legal services everywhere on Hawaii's Big Island, including by providing free iniital consultations and making house calls. Michael has over two decades of experience as a practicing lawyer, having served in both private practice and public service roles, both in Texas, and now in Hawaii. Michael's work has included positions of significant responsibility in public service, including all of the following: ? DIRECTOR OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SYSTEM AUSTIN, TX 2006 - 2011 ? Served as Deputy Chief Counsel, Director of Sanctions, and Director of Policy & Outreach, to combat waste, fraud, and abuse on behalf of taxpayers. Responsibilities included legal advisor, liaison to state & federal offices and the legislature, and coordinator of agency policies and procedures. ? GENERAL COUNSEL TEXAS HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES AUSTIN, TX 2002 - 2006 ? Advised agency staff and programs on legal questions and implementing new legislation, including special expertise in program policy, eligibility for public assistance and Medicaid, and elder law. ? ? SENIOR MANAGING ATTORNEY & ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL TEXAS OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL AUSTIN, TX 1999 - 2002 ? Served as senior managing attorney for issuing decisions on government open records and sunshine laws, with responsibilities that included writing formal opinions issued by the Attorney General. ? ? EDUCATION ? Juris Doctor University of Texas School of Law, 1995 Bachelor of Arts - Sociology University of Texas, 1994 ? LICENSURE ? State Bar of Hawaii #10474 Admitted: January 2016 (active) State Bar of Texas # 797775 Admitted: September 1996 (inactive)

Professional Associations

  • Texas State Bar # 00797775
    1996 - Current


  • University Of Texas
    Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)


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