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Saying Goodbye

Our colleague, long-time Senior Partner, and good friend, Peter Patton will retire at the end of December. Peter has represented a multitude of clients over more than 30 years of practice. He’s authored articles in professional journals and texts. He’s mentored dozens of law students and new lawyers. He’s pursued difficult cases and contributed to changing the law with more than 20 published court opinions. And, over all these years, through highs and lows, he’s been a devoted Philadelphia Eagles’[…]

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Galfand Berger Participates in the 2018 Camp Out For Hunger Campaign

Every year during the holiday season, the radio station 93.3 WMMR hosts its “Camp Out For Hunger” campaign – and our firm is proud to announce that this is our 10th year participating in the important fundraiser. The campaign aims to reduce rates of food insecurity, which is the state of going without reliable access to food and other essential nutrition-based resources. This year Galfand Berger staff members were able to rally together and donate the largest amount of food[…]

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Richard Jurewicz Named By American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys

The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has named Richard Jurewicz – a Senior Partner at our firm – as one of Pennsylvania’s Top 10 Best High Verdict & Settlement Attorneys who practices personal injury litigation. This organization selects attorneys after a rigorous and complex screening process, which entails peer nominations, thorough research, comprehensive evaluations, and even more. What is the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys? The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys is an attorney rating organization that[…]

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Debra Jensen Named as One of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Our firm is proud to announce that one of our attorneys – Debra Jensen – was recently selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. Debra is not only a Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, but is also the firm’s Managing Partner. In order to be selected, each candidate must first undergo a complex and multi-part screening process. The Award and How Attorneys Get Selected Being selected as one of only 100 High Stakes Litigators is[…]

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Galfand Berger Attorneys: National Trial Lawyers

We are proud to announce that five of our attorneys – Debra Jensen, Michael Malvey, Peter Patton, Richard Jurewicz, and Arthur Bugay – have been named as 2018’s National Trial Lawyers (NTL). The NTL is an invitation-only organization. In order to be selected for inclusion, an attorney must have superior qualifications as a civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial attorney. Before being invited to join, a nominee must have good standing in several areas, like: Peer review (e.g. reputation among[…]

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Gabriela Raful Participates in New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony

Twenty-seven immigrants from 13 different countries were naturalized as new United States citizens last month, and Galfand Berger partner Gabriela Raful was there to help commemorate the important event. The Berks County Bar Association sponsored the naturalization event, and for Gabby – herself a native of the Dominican Republic who immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 – it struck close to home. Gabriela addressed the crowd during the ceremony, saying to the 27 individuals and others: “All of you found[…]

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Richard Jurewicz Selected for Membership to Best Lawyers of America 2019

Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Richard Jurewicz, a Senior Partner at the firm, has been named in the upcoming 2019 edition of Best Lawyers of America (BOA). This honor is a result of Rick’s dedication to personal injury and products liability litigation, along with the favorable outcomes he gets for his clients. Before inclusion, invitees must first be nominated and then undergo a rigorous and multi-part selection process. The process entails several stages of peer review in addition[…]

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Galfand Berger Attorney Publishes Post-Tincher Article

Galfand Berger associate, Bradley Smith, recently published an article for titled, “Making Sense of Tincher II and What it Means for a Product to be ‘Defective.‘” Click here to read the article.  

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Michael Malvey Participates in NAC Clinic

Earlier this month, Galfand Berger Senior Partner Michael Malvey attended a new citizen-screening clinic hosted by the New Americans Campaign (NAC) and co-hosted by the NAC’s partner Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, or EILS. The New Americans Campaign is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of partnering with aspiring American citizens to help them navigate through the complex legal process of naturalization, as well as to create and sustain relationships between those individuals and trustworthy legal assistance programs. EILS’ mission[…]

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Attorneys at Galfand Berger LLP Announce Major Win for United Steelworkers

United Steelworkers awarded over $5 million in back benefits after arbitrator decides that Philadelphia Energy Solutions (“PES”) suspended medical and pension benefits in violation of the parties’ union contract In an unprecedented win for local unions, Philadelphia arbitrator Thomas McConnell ordered Philadelphia Energy Solutions (“PES”), a subsidiary of the Carlisle Group, to repay more than $5 million in benefits to members of the United Steelworkers employed at the company’s South Philadelphia oil refinery. In January 2017, PES unilaterally suspended pension[…]

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