It is always an honor when one attorney from a law firm has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list by his or her peers, especially since this honor is limited to only 5% of all Pennsylvania lawyers (over 34,000 of them)!
So, imagine how proud we are that three Galfand Berger attorneys have received this distinct recognition. They include Marc Jacobs, Debra Jensen, and Rick Jurewicz.
Marc Jacobs is a senior partner at Galfand Berger. He has concentrated his practice on representing and protecting disabled workers. Marc has lectured throughout the state and is contributing editor to PBI’s book, Handling a Workers Compensation Case. He is a former Chair of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Section and served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Marc served as the liaison to the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Section and is Chair of the Section’s Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award. He also serves on the Governor’s Committee on Proposed Rule Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act. Marc has previously been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2007.
Over the last 25 years, Debra Jensen has achieved significant results for her clients. She represents individuals and families experiencing loss as a result of medical malpractice and nursing home errors. She also represents victims of employment discrimination and sexual harassment. When her fellow partners unanimously elected Debra as their Managing Partner in 1999, she became one of three women who were the top managing attorneys at Philadelphia law firms. Debra holds memberships in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, American Association for Justice, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Bar Associations, Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Associations and the National Employment Lawyers Association. Debra has previously been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2005.)
Rick Jurewicz represents injured victims involving unsafe products and work practices in both work-and non-work related accidents. Rick has represented numerous laborers injured as a result of using defective tools, equipment, and machinery. As a trial attorney, he is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rick holds memberships in the Million Dollar Advocates forum, Outstanding Lawyers of America, American Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Academy of Trial Counsel. He previously has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2007. Rick has recovered more than $100 million for his clients and, in the year 2007, he had two of the twelve highest Pennsylvania recoveries.