Since 1947, Galfand Berger has stood on the side of injured workers, consumers and individuals. Our firm’s mission is unequivocal: to secure full and just compensation for people who have suffered injustices and injuries. We are a firm that puts our words into action not only in the courtroom but also in our community.
Galfand Berger, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, and our staff have a long history of giving back to the communities we serve. We are proud to support the vital work of many community organizations, legal clinics, and workers’ rights and labor groups.
And, our staff embodies the firm’s core values of volunteerism by donating their time, resources, and energy to crucial issues, like: breast cancer awareness, homelessness, poverty and hunger, student mentoring, community civic associations, and access to the legal system for the impoverished, disabled and needy.
Galfand Berger was proud to sponsor Esperanza Immigration Legal Services’ (EILS) Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: A Brighter Future event, which took place on May 18, 2023. The event involved focusing on the bright futures of many immigrants that EILS serves, recognizing two pivotal community leaders, enjoying a musical performance, and fundraising to support vital immigration legal services. EILS is the leading non-profit immigration legal service provider in North Philadelphia. The organization’s primary mission is to empower primarily low-income and Spanish-speaking[…]
As a staunch supporter of labor and the labor rights movement since 1947, Galfand Berger was honored to take part in the annual Ed O’Brien Labor Dinner Dance earlier this month. This event supports candidates who stand with labor and workers’ rights. Michael McGurrin, a Senior Partner at our firm, attended the event. Speakers included Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis. Former world boxing champion Larry Holmes also attended the dinner. Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Lawyers at Galfand[…]
On Saturday, May 6th, the Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) hosted its second annual 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Dreamers event. Proceeds from the event benefit GRIP’s Scholarship Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, which helps students who are often ineligible to receive state and federal financial aid and other types of essential tuition assistance. Our firm hosted a table at the event and Brad Smith, a Partner at our firm, showed his support by running in[…]
Galfand Berger attorneys Michael McGurrin, Bradley Smith, and Abigail de Uriarte attended PhilaPOSH’s 34th Annual Workers Memorial Day event on Friday, April 28th. The program honored men and women who lost their lives to a work-related traumatic injury or illness. Our firm proudly supports this important event because of our unending fight in the courtroom on behalf of all victims of workplace injuries. Since first organizing in 1975 (and being one of only two organizations of its kind at the[…]
Our firm was proud to attend and sponsor HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Pennsylvania’s Golden Door Awards, an annual fundraiser that aims to serve low-income immigrants from all over the globe as they build new lives in our community. The fundraiser took place on April 20th, with the ceremony honoring those who lead the way in support of immigrants and refugees. HIAS PA’s primary mission is to support low-income immigrants of different backgrounds. The organization addresses immigrants’ needs through a[…]
Our firm is a proud supporter of this year’s Fast Lane Art, a juried contest presented by Berks Arts in collaboration with the Berks County Intermediate Unit. The contest celebrates the work of high school students by displaying their pieces in special exhibitions in public spaces. Selected pieces are being showcased in a variety of applications such as window displays, bridge banners, pole banners, and billboards. If you are in the Reading area, you will not want to miss this[…]
Each year, Galfand Berger employees begin the holiday season by donating to 93.3 WMMR’s annual Camp Out for Hunger campaign. The week-long event is the largest single-location food drive in the United States, with proceeds benefitting Philabundance, a non-profit food bank that serves Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley. Not only is the event the largest of its kind, but it is also a week-long live broadcast that features local and national celebrities, television personalities, athletes, and other hunger heroes who join the campaign[…]
Our firm was honored to participate in and sponsor the United Labor Council of Reading and Berks County’s 33rd annual golf outing, which benefits the community in a variety of ways. The event took place at the end of last month. The United Labor Council of Reading and Berks County was founded in 1960. Today, the Council has more than 900,000 members. Comprised by democratically elected bodies, the Reading and Berks chapter is one of nearly 500 state and local[…]
This past weekend, thousands of people came together in downtown Reading to celebrate the 3rd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Latino Festival. The festival showcased a day of festivities, live entertainment, and food in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Our firm sponsored a table at the event, which was also attended by numerous community organizers and elected officials. Hosted annually[…]
Our firm was a proud sponsor of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Pennsylvania’s Golden Door Awards, which took place on May 24th. HIAS hosts the Golden Door Awards each year. The ceremony honors those who lead the way in support of immigrants and refugees. HIAS PA’s primary mission is to support low-income immigrants of all backgrounds as they build their new lives in our community. Through immigration legal services and an array of social services, HIAS works to address immigrants’[…]