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Rick Jurewicz – Insight on the $8 Billion Risperdal Verdict


A man was awarded $8 billion in damages – one of the largest verdicts of its kind in Pennsylvania – for injuries he sustained after using the popular antipsychotic drug Risperdal. The Legal Intelligencer recently wrote an article on the historic case and contacted Rick Jurewicz, a senior partner at our firm and a prominent voice in the field of products liability, for his insight into the groundbreaking litigation. Case Synopsis A man developed an excessive amount of breast tissue[…]


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Galfand Berger Supports Amanda Green-Hawkins for Superior Court Judge


Our firm is proud to support Amanda Green-Hawkins for Superior Court Judge. Amanda is an advocate for workers and a necessary voice on the bench. Information on Amanda Green-Hawkins It can be difficult to learn about a candidate’s platform and figure out what they really stand for. Before the upcoming General Election – which is this November 5th – you can learn more about Amanda Green-Hawkins and her bid for Superior Court Judge: Amanda comes from a Union family –[…]


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Farhan Ali Joins Temple Law Alumni Association as Board Member


Farhan Ali Joins Temple Law Alumni Association as Board Member Galfand Berger associate Farhan Ali has been invited to join Temple University’s Law Alumni Association (TLAA) Board of Visitors. Board members of the TLAA not only serve in an advisory capacity to the Dean of the Law School but also help to develop useful resources and networking opportunities for Temple University Beasley School of Law alumni. The TLAA’s Mission The TLAA is dedicated to promoting justice and the advancement of[…]


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Galfand Berger Associate Farhan Ali: Board Observer


Our firm is proud to announce that attorney Farhan Ali has been accepted into the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2020 Board Observer Program (BOP). This award-winning program affords young attorneys the opportunity to learn about nonprofit management and volunteerism by serving as observers on a nonprofit board of directors.  Notably, Norman Weinstein, Of Counsel at Galfand Berger, helped establish the program in 2011! The Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association (YLD), the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Delivery of[…]


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Gabriela Raful Receives Pro Bono Award


We are proud to announce that the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) will present Galfand Berger partner, Gabriela Raful, with the PBA’s Pro Bono Award on October 22nd.  Recipients of the Pro Bono Award are selected for providing volunteer legal services to indigent and disadvantaged individuals who are unable to afford critical legal representation in times of need. Galfand Berger has always supported Gabriela’s pro bono work endeavors. Just last year, Gabby took on six pro bono Social Security Disability cases.[…]


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Firm Partner Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers of America 2020


We are proud to announce that Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 26th (2020) edition of The Best Lawyers of America. Rick was selected due to his success in the fields of personal injury and products liability litigation – and this is not the first time that his efforts and abilities have been recognized by the prestigious organization. First published in 1983, the Best Lawyers in America organization has been naming[…]


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Partner Arthur Bugay Bicycling to End Multiple Sclerosis


According to recent findings from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 1 million Americans are living with the disease. Multiple sclerosis causes the immune system to attack the spinal cord and brain, causing a range of difficult and disabling symptoms in sufferers. As a partner at the firm, Arthur Bugay has a long history of helping people in need. Most recently he joined the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2019 event. The ride takes place on September 21st and[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorneys Honored by the National Association Of Distinguished Counsel


We are pleased to announce that the National Association of Distinguished Council (NADC) has named Debra Jensen, Richard Jurewicz, and Michael Malvey  — three of our firm’s senior partners — among the “Nation’s Top Attorneys” of 2019. This honor is reserved for less than 1% of top practicing attorneys across the country. The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel, or NADC The NADC is a professional organization committed to promoting only the highest standards of legal excellence. Every year, the NADC recognizes attorneys[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Receives Top 100 Super Lawyers Honors


Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that Richard Jurewicz, senior partner at our firm, has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia! Rick has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2014, and is a top rated attorney in the practice areas of product liability, automobile cases, and construction accidents. How Does Super Lawyers Pick Top Attorneys? Super Lawyers uses a multi-phase selection process in order to pick[…]


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Gabriela Raful Presents CJE


Gabriela Raful presented a continuing judicial education course, or CJE, titled: “Improving Access to Justice: Judges and Court Interpreters Working Together”. Gabby gave the CJE along with Mary Vilter, Esquire, and the Honorable J. Benjamin Nevius of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. What Are Continuing Judicial Education Courses, And Why Do Judges Take Them? In most states across the country, judges are required to complete a certain number of CJE credit hours. These courses cover a broad variety[…]


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