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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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Galfand Berger Managing Partner Appointed As Hearing Committee Member


Our firm is proud to announce Debra Jensen’s appointment as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The mission of the Disciplinary Board is to maintain the integrity of the legal profession as well as to uphold the reputation of the courts. Hearing Committee Members play an integral role in this process. The Hearing Member reviews disciplinary grievances filed against Pennsylvania attorneys.  The Member’s role is to determine an appropriate penalty for an[…]


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Workers’ Compensation Section Awards the 2019 Martha J. Hampton Award


On May 3rd, 2019 Patrice “Puddy” Toland received the Martha J. Hampton award. Each year the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association presents the award, which honors the memory of former Galfand Berger partner, Martha Hampton. Patrice Toland of Post & Schell, P.C., is this year’s honoree for exemplifying many of the qualities that Martha held dear: tirelessly striving to uphold the ideals of workers’ compensation law, practicing goodwill, and being compassionate. James Johnston, the firm’s CEO, says[…]


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Five Galfand Berger Attorneys Are 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!


Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that four of our firm’s attorneys – Debra Jensen, Norman Weinstein, Arthur Bugay, and Richard Jurewicz – are 2019 Super Lawyer honorees.  A fifth attorney, Bradley Smith, received a 2019 Rising Star honor. What Are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars? Super Lawyers is a well-known rating service of attorneys across more than 70 different practice areas throughout the country. Each candidate must undergo a stringent and multi-part selection process, which includes: Nomination by lawyers[…]


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Expertise Ranks Galfand Berger as One of Philly’s Top Personal Injury Firms


Expertise, a web company that identifies the top service professionals in more than 1000 cities across the United States – and across more than 100 different business categories (such as law) – recently released its list of Philadelphia’s top personal injury law firms. Galfand Berger is proud to announce that the firm is being included as one of the city’s top 20. How Philly’s Top Personal Injury Firms Were Selected In order to come up with its list of the[…]


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Gabriela Raful Presents CLE


One of our firm’s partners, Gabriela Raful, recently presented a CLE (or a continuing legal education course) at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Conference of County Bar Leaders (CCBL). Gabby joined four other presenters, and together they discussed ways that law firms can enhance their ability to perform public service projects, along with a variety of other important and useful legal topics. What the Continuing Legal Education Class Focused On The CLE was titled “Exploring New Paths: Community Projects”. Attorneys Wesley[…]


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Norman Weinstein Recognized by Philadelphia City Council


Our firm is proud to announce that Norman Weinstein was recently chosen as a recipient of the 2018 Who’s Who Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Honor. This award is part of a PhillyLabor initiative that recognizes attorneys who fight to secure the rights of injured victims and workers. Only the top twenty-four Philadelphia personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys receive the award, which is selected entirely on merit. The Philly Labor Initiative The PhillyLabor Initiative is a pro-labor media platform[…]


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Norman Weinstein Helps Hurricane Victims


One of Galfand Berger’s attorneys, Norman Weinstein, recently went on a humanitarian trip with his wife and daughters to help Florida-based families affected by Hurricane Michael. The storm formed in October 2018, and was the third-most intense hurricane to ever touch down on the Atlantic Coast of the United States. In the state of Florida, it is the strongest storm on record so far. Injures, Deaths, and Damages Altogether, 60 people died during Hurricane Michael. Tens of thousands were injured,[…]


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EILS Thanks Chair of the Board Mike Malvey


Mike Malvey, a Partner at Galfand Berger LLP, is part of Esperanza’s culture of giving as the Chair of the Board of EILS. Esperanza gives so much to our Hunting Park community, and Mr. Malvey is no exception. Mike serves on EILS’ board because he believes in its mission of empowering immigrants. Read the full newsletter article here.


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Galfand Berger Selected as One of the Best Law Firms of 2019


Every year, U.S. News teams up with Best Lawyers and together the organizations compile a list of the nation’s leading law firms. We are pleased to announce that this year, Galfand Berger was ranked as one of the best firms in two different practice areas: personal injury and product liability litigation. How Firms are Chosen and Ranked U.S. News – Best Lawyers surveys more than 13,000 firms in 187 various metro areas (as well as more than 120 different specialties, like medical[…]


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