Gabriela Raful is a Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, LLP, where she represents injured clients in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, products liability and social security disability. Gabby graduated magna cum laude from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Science and Paralegal Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. Gabby practices law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
As a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Gabby is fluent in Spanish. She works with our Hispanic clients in their native language. They do not have to worry about language and cultural barriers, and can be confident they are getting the legal service they need.
Gabby is active with the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA), where she sat on the Board of Directors from 2017-2019. Recently, the BCBA members elected Gabby as their Vice-President for 2021. She is the first minority elected to this position.
In addition to her role as Vice-President, Gabby also serves as Chair of the BCBA’s Minority Law Section. The section’s purpose is to promote full and equal participation of minorities in the justice system. Because of her contribution to community, and her extensive pro bono work, the Berks County Bar Association awarded Gabby its 2017 Presidential Award of Merit.
In 2018, the Pennsylvania Bar Association selected Gabby for the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) Leadership Institute Class of 2018-19. Gabby is one of only 11 attorneys chosen for this class. In addition, she is the first attorney from Berks County honored with this selection.
Gabby is also a member of the Monitoring and Evaluation Team of the Language Access Advisory Group for the United Judicial System of Pennsylvania. Appointed to this role by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in 2017, Gabby makes certain that the courts remain open to individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing or people who speak other languages.
In 2020, the Berks County Community Foundation selected Gabby to join its Board of Directors. The Foundation promotes philanthropy and helps improve the lives of Berks County residents.
Because of her commitment to the non-profit communities, the PBA awarded Gabby its 2019 Pro Bono Award for providing volunteer legal services to indigent and disadvantaged individuals who are unable to afford critical legal representation in times of need.
Gabby is also a frequent lecturer on matters involving workplace and personal injuries, language access and representing non-English speakers, and is a contributing author to The ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers. This legal treatise details the law surrounding traumatic brain injuries.
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of New Jersey
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
American Association for Justice
Berks County Bar Association
National Organization of Social Security Claimant's Representatives
New Jersey Bar Association
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Pennsylvania Bar Association
Philadelphia Bar Association
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
In 2015, Gabriela wrote a chapter for The ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers. This legal treatise details the law surrounding traumatic brain injuries.
Gabriela co-authored the Spanish version of the book Workers’ Rights to Workers’ Compensation which is titled by the Spanish translation, Los Derechos De Los Trabajadores A La Compensación Laboral.
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