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  • Galfand Berger Attorneys Bradley Smith and Brooke Elmi Receive Certificates of Appreciation for Working on Pro Bono Matters


    Recently, two of our attorneys, Bradley Smith and Brooke Elmi, were recognized with Certificates of Appreciation for working on pro bono custody matters for two participants of Pennsylvania’s Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) program. The STAR program is a federal Reentry Court program for Philadelphia residents on supervised release with the goal of reducing recidivism and assist returning citizens in confronting the various logistical, family, and social issues and barriers to re-integration when returning from custody. The event took place[…]


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    Galfand Berger Sponsors the United Labor Council of Reading and Berks County 33rd Annual Golf Outing


    Our firm was honored to participate in and sponsor the United Labor Council of Reading and Berks County’s 33rd annual golf outing, which benefits the community in a variety of ways. The event took place at the end of last month. The United Labor Council of Reading and Berks County was founded in 1960. Today, the Council has more than 900,000 members. Comprised by democratically elected bodies, the Reading and Berks chapter is one of nearly 500 state and local[…]


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    Galfand Berger Shows Support for Berks County Puerto Rican Day Parade and Latino Festival


    This past weekend, thousands of people came together in downtown Reading to celebrate the 3rd annual Puerto Rican Day Parade and Latino Festival. The festival showcased a day of festivities, live entertainment, and food in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. Our firm sponsored a table at the event, which was also attended by numerous community organizers and elected officials. Hosted annually[…]


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    This Year’s Recipient of the Martha J. Hampton Award: Judge Tina Rago


    Each year, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA) presents the Martha J. Hampton award to the attorney or judge who best exemplifies the qualities that were of the utmost importance to Martha: living her life compassionately and with a steadfast dedication to the ideals of workers’ compensation law. This year’s recipient of the award is Judge Tina Rago. Before her passing, Martha was a partner at Galfand Berger. Hailed as a role model for her scholarship,[…]


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    Galfand Berger Sponsors Golden Door Awards


    Our firm was a proud sponsor of HIAS (Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) Pennsylvania’s Golden Door Awards, which took place on May 24th. HIAS hosts the Golden Door Awards each year. The ceremony honors those who lead the way in support of immigrants and refugees. HIAS PA’s primary mission is to support low-income immigrants of all backgrounds as they build their new lives in our community. Through immigration legal services and an array of social services, HIAS works to address immigrants’[…]


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    Galfand Berger Sponsors Hope for Immigrants Fundraiser


    On May 19, 2022, Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS), hosted a fundraiser entitled “Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: Cuentos de Esperanza”. Galfand Berger Senior Partner Michael Malvey, who currently serves as Chair of the EILS Board of Directors, was one of several presenters at the event, which was emceed by 6ABC News anchor Walter Perez.  The event raised over $50,000.00 that will be used for EILS program services. EILS is the leading non-profit immigration legal service provider in North Philadelphia. The[…]


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    Galfand Berger Sponsors Chip’s Champions 5K


    Rick Jurewicz, Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, represented Chip Leasure’s family after Mr. Leasure was killed in a workplace accident in 2016. Chip was employed as an electrical foreman in Pennsylvania when he was fatally electrocuted while installing electrical switchboard equipment. Rick secured a confidential pretrial settlement, that will provide security to Mrs. Leasure and her two children. Before he passed away, Chip took part in numerous marathons and mud runs across the country. To honor his memory, his family[…]


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    Galfand Berger LLP Attorneys Selected to 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists


    Galfand Berger LLP is proud to announce that six of its attorneys have been named to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Debra Jensen is Galfand Berger’s Managing Partner. She focuses her practice on medical malpractice, products liability, and personal injury matters. In 1999, Debra became one of three women who were top managing attorneys at law firms in Philadelphia. She represents both individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses. Debra has been selected multiple times to the Pennsylvania[…]


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    Galfand Berger Sponsors Event Hosted by Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County


    Breast Cancer Support Services of Berks County is a non-profit organization that provides hope, information, and emotional support to every person affected by breast cancer. On Thursday, April 28th, the organization presented its “Cancer Knows No Party” event. The Olivet Boys and Girls Club of Reading and Berks County hosted the event. As a staunch supporter of providing hope, information, and emotional support to individuals affected by breast cancer, our firm is proud to participate as a co-sponsor for this[…]


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    Three Galfand Berger Attorneys Named as Top Lawyers in the Nation


    The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, or the NADC, recently named three Senior Partners at our firm as some of the top practicing attorneys in the nation. The NADC selected Debra Jensen, Richard Jurewicz, and Michael Malvey as recipients of its prestigious “Nation’s Top Attorneys” award for 2022. The Counsel names fewer than 1% of attorneys as recipients of the award, which is reserved exclusively for practitioners who demonstrate the highest ideals of the legal profession. The Selection Process The[…]


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