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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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    Gabriela Raful Presents Continuing Legal Education Course on Cultural Competency


    This April 20th, the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) hosted its annual Bench-Bar Conference. The conference offered three sessions: Criminal Law, Family Law, and Civil Law. Our firm is proud to announce that Senior Partner Gabriela Raful presented a plenary session for all participants to attend. The primary focus of Gabriela’s continuing legal education (CLE) course was to teach law firms how to effectively connect with Spanish-speaking clients through incorporating practices that promote cultural competency and diversity. Gabby presented the[…]


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    Philaposh Commemorates 33rd Workers’ Memorial Day Program


    The AFL-CIO (American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations) first established Workers’ Memorial Day in 1970, the same year that the Occupational Safety and Health Act went into effect. Philaposh, a Philadelphia-based non-profit organization that advocates for the rights of injured workers, provides training and technical assistance to unions and workers on a variety of safety and health topics and fights for the creation of stronger laws to protect workers and their rights, is hosting its 33rd annual[…]


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    Galfand Berger Sponsors GRIP’s Run For Dreamers


    On Saturday, April 2, 2022, the Greater Reading Immigration Project (GRIP) hosted its first 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run for Dreamers event. The proceeds and donations from GRIP’s 5K race will go towards helping students who are often ineligible to receive state and federal financial aid and other types of critical tuition assistance. DREAMer is a term used to describe young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. DREAMers grew up and went to[…]


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