Marla Soffer is Of Counsel at Galfand Berger, LLP. Marla graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Urban Studies and Spanish. She received her J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law and has been practicing for over 30 years. Marla concentrates her practice in the areas of workers’ rights, safety, compensation and general personal injury and disability law.
Fluent in Spanish, Marla is a frequent lecturer in community programs that focus on the rights and safety of workers, product liability claims and general personal injury matters. She is a consulting attorney to the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia, and is on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition. Additionally, Marla served as the Vice President, and is on the Board of Directors of the Mexican Cultural Center. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Fleisher Art Memorial, whose mission is to make art accessible to everyone regardless of economic means, background or artistic experience. In furtherance of her commitment to community service and advocacy on behalf of immigrant communities, Marla taught adult ESL conversation classes at Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC), and was a founding member of Puentes Latino Collaborative of Montgomery County.
Marla is actively involved with many other community organizations. For many years she served on the Board of Directors and is currently a volunteer attorney with Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts / Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. She is a former board member of Nexus Foundation for Today’s Art and is an active volunteer with the Free Library of Philadelphia, Author Events. Marla also, helped organize and facilitate a program for One Book, One Philadelphia, entitled “Collaborating to Improve Community Health and Wellness”.
BA Urban Studies and Spanish, University of Pennsylvania
Supreme Court of New York
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Philadelphia Bar Association