Joseph D. Garrity

Founding Partner

The foundation of Garrity Traina, PLLC, is its senior attorney, Mr. Joseph Garrity. Prior to attending New York Law School, Mr. Garrity spent several years working as an engineer in the industrial and construction industries. Before founding the firm, Mr. Garrity enjoyed success litigating complex commercial matters for a large national law firm and several specialized boutique firms.

Throughout his legal career he has coupled his analytical engineer’s mind and legal training to effectively litigate matters involving franchising, intellectual property (patents, copyrights and trademarks), condominiums, construction, and business disputes. Mr. Garrity has developed a heavily concentrated niche representing local, national and international franchisees and franchisors in the complex and heavily regulated world of franchising and intellectual property.

As a seasoned litigator, Mr. Garrity has tried numerous cases throughout the country in both state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate level as lead counsel, taking cases from their inception through multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.

Mr. Garrity also brings his 20 years of legal experience in the areas of general and complex civil litigation to our mediation practice. He uses his battle-tested knowledge to assist parties in the resolution of legal disputes in the areas of: franchising, intellectual property, business, condominiums and construction defects.

For more information about our firm’s mediation practice, please visit our mediation page.


  • New York Law School

    Juris Doctor

  • Franklin Pierce Law School

    Intellectual Property Law Certificate

  • University of Massachusetts

    B.S. Industrial Engineering
    cum laude

  • Hartford State Technical College

    A.S. Mechanical Engineering


  • Florida Bar

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Florida