On November 30, 2011 at its Annual Holiday Party, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association presented the 12th Annual Martha J. Hampton Award to Michael Mulvey, a partner in the law firm of Mulvey, Flanagan & Budney P.C.
Mike received the award in recognition for his years of achievement and compassion in representing and protecting the rights of injured workers. He is highly respected by members of the section not only as a mentor but also in making himself available to others to share information. Mike has combined advocacy with some humor in maintaining professional relationships. He has participated as a frequent lecturer on workers’ compensation disability. And, Mike has testified as an expert witness in the field. Notably, Mike has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2005.
The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section was established in 1995 to address the specialized needs of lawyers practicing workers’ compensation law. The section maintains a number of committees providing opportunities for lawyers to learn and enhance their skills.
The Martha J. Hampton Memorial award honors former Galfand Berger partner, Martha Hampton, who was committed to the practice of workers’ compensation law. Martha’s interests went beyond the individual cases she litigated. Martha believed in the viability and importance of the Workers’ Compensation section of the Bar Association. She was a past president of the section and participated in activities as varied as writing informative articles for the Legal Intelligencer to testifying before subcommittees in Harrisburg on proposed legislation.
In honor of the Martha J. Hampton Award, the law firm of Galfand Berger, LLP makes a charitable contribution — on the Section’s behalf and in honor of the award recipient — to Kids Chance, an organization that helps youngsters who have lost a parent due to a work related injury gain a higher level of education.