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Galfand Berger Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Honor


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has selected attorneys Rick Jurewicz, Peter Patton, Arthur Bugay, and Norman Weinstein to the 2018 Super Lawyers list.  In addition, Super Lawyers has named Bradley Smith as a 2018 Rising Star! What are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars? Both the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars awardees undergo a vigorous selection process.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys through peer recommendation, professional achievement and third-party feedback. Each candidate is then further evaluated based[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorney Brad Smith Speaks at PA Department of Labor & Industries Conference


The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industries (DLI) recently hosted its 17th annual workers’ compensation conference and Brad Smith, an associate attorney at our firm, spoke about “The Gig Economy – Workers’ Compensation and Liability Considerations”.  As an advocate for injured individuals, Brad’s panel examined critical workplace safety and compliance issues. Key Points from the DLI’s Annual Conference Approximately 1,400 individuals attend the DLI’s conference, which focuses on a diverse and important selection of workers’ compensation issues. Some examples of[…]


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Gabriela Raful Selected for PBA Bar Leadership Institute


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Bar Leadership Institute has selected Gabriela Raful for its Leadership Institute. Gabby, a partner at our firm, will be participating in the PBA’s prestigious program, which educates and trains future leaders at the state bar level. Leadership Institute Requirements In order to be considered for selection, applicants had to meet several requirements. Applicants had to be under the age of 40-years-old, and demonstrated leadership ability within five or less[…]


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National Association of Distinguished Counsel Honors Galfand Berger Attorneys


The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) inducted four Galfand Berger attorneys — Debra Jensen, Michael Malvey, Richard Jurewicz and Peter Patton — into the Nation’s Top One Percent.  The NADC reserves this honor to the top 1% of attorneys across the country after a detailed vetting process. The Four Stages of Nomination To be included in the Nation’s Top One Percent, attorneys must pass through four different stages. They are: Nomination: current or former clients, members of the NADC[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Included as Best Lawyer in PA


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that “Best Lawyers” has named Senior Partner, Rick Jurewicz, as one of 2018’s “Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania.”  This honor comes from one of the oldest peer review publications in the legal profession, which utilizes the opinions of leading attorneys in different regions in order to compile its comprehensive list. Rick has been litigating cases at Galfand Berger for nearly 34 years. He handles complex construction accident, hand and arm injury, product liability, and automobile[…]


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Gabriela Raful Helps Organize Award-Winning CLE


The Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) has received an award for a Continuing Legal Education seminar, or CLE, that Galfand Berger attorney Gabriela Raful helped organize. The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) awarded the BCBA for its CLE titled “287(g) Agreements and Immigration Status Issues Seminar”. CLE seminars are required education courses that attorneys must take to maintain their license to practice law after being admitted to the bar. Depending on which jurisdiction an attorney practices in, how many CLE courses[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Discusses Depression and Injuries


Galfand Berger attorney Richard Jurewicz was recently published in the Cleveland State Law Review. His work discusses the link between serious, traumatic brain injuries and a person’s subsequent development of depression. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that approximately 1.7 million Americans are affected by traumatic brain injuries annually, it’s an important topic for people to be aware. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the Journal of Neurotrama, it’s not all that[…]


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Mike Malvey Appointed Esperanza Chair


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS) recently appointed Michael Malvey to Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Michael has been a member of the board since 2013, first attending meetings through the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyer Division. EILS works to strengthen Hispanic communities through economic development, education and advocacy programs. Esperanza’s Board of Directors is made up of individuals who honor the non-profit’s mission statement – which can be highlighted in both their[…]


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Welcome Aboard to Our Newest Associate


We are happy to welcome our newest Associate Attorney, Nilam Vahora, to the firm. Nilam earned her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law. Throughout law school, Nilam was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and the Secretary of Women’s Law Caucus. During her final year of law school, Nilam served as a Certified Legal Intern for Villanova University’s Health Law Clinic, where she provided pro bono representation to indigent clients in Social Security Disability appeals and health insurance coverage disputes.[…]


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Congratulations to Our Newest Partner


Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that attorney Gabriela Raful has become a Partner with the firm. Gabby joined Galfand Berger in 2012 as an Associate Attorney. Since then, Gabby has demonstrated that she is a woman of strength and great presence.  She will continue to foster Galfand Berger’s growth and diversity in the coming years. Indeed, clients and colleagues — on both sides of the aisle — respect Gabby’s hard work and professionalism. As a native of Santo Domingo,[…]


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