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Debra A. Jensen

Senior Partner

Tel: 1-800-222-USWA (8792)

About

Debra Jensen has been selected multiple times to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ list, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Senior Partner and Galfand Berger’s Managing Partner.

When her fellow partners unanimously elected her as Managing Partner in 1999, Debra became one of three women who were the top managing attorneys at Philadelphia law firms. In this position, she has committed our firm to restoring dignity and security to people hurt through no fault of their own.

Debra has achieved significant results for her clients in the area of medical malpractice law, products liability, and personal injury. She represents individuals and families who suffered catastrophic losses as a result of medical mistakes, workplace accidents, or through defective equipment and machinery.

A Fellow in Temple University's Academy of Advocacy, Debra practices in the area of Medical Malpractice , Products Liability and Personal Injury. She graduated with honors from Temple University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree and also earned her Bachelor's degree with honors from Temple University.

Debra has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, the United States District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She has served as an Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PaAJ), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).

Debra has a number of published opinions and the distinction of handling a landmark American with Disabilities Act case, which Debra argued - and won - before the full, En Banc, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, advancing the rights of workers to return to employment after disabling injuries.

Debra is a frequent lecturer on subjects including nursing home abuse, workers’ compensation, products liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice. She is also a contributing author to the firm's well-known publications "Workers' Rights to Workers' Compensation" and "Injured on the Job."

In 2019, The Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania appointed Debra as a Hearing Committee Member.  She joins a group of distinguished attorneys who serve an important role in the governance and discipline of Pennsylvania attorneys. Debra also serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD). The LCD provides free legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.

Education

JD, Temple University

BA, Temple University

Bar Memberships

Bankruptcy Court of EDPA

Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Middle District of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Supreme Court of Pennsylvania

Third Circuit Court of Appeals

Bar Associations

AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

American Association for Justice

American Society of Legal Advocates

American's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

National Association of Distinguished Counsel

New Jersey Bar Association

Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Philadelphia Bar Association

Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Publications

Debra has a number of published opinions and the distinction of handling a landmark American with Disabilities Act case, which Debra argued - and won - before the full, En Banc, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, advancing the rights of workers to return to employment after disabling injuries.

 

Workers' Rights to Workers' Compensation Along with Michael McGurrin, Debra co-authored "Workers' Rights to Workers' Compensation".

Read Debra A. Jensen's blogs and firm news.

Honors/Awards

Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Trial Lawyers
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Top One Percent
Best Attorneys of America
ASLA
Top 100 High Stakes Litigators 2018
10.0Debra Andrea Jensen