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    Galfand Berger Named as One of 2024’s Top Law Firms

    We are thrilled to announce that our firm has been selected as a Best Law Firm of 2024 by the Best Lawyers of America publication. Every year, Best Lawyers, the only peer review guide to the legal profession in the country, releases a list of the top lawyers and top law firms nationwide. To be selected, a firm must first undergo a rigorous selection process. Best Lawyers relies entirely on peer review to ensure a “meaningful and substantive evaluation on[…]

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    Galfand Berger Takes Part In 26th Annual Camp Out for Hunger Campaign

    Each year, our firm kicks off the holiday season by donating to 93.3 WMMR’s Camp Out for Hunger campaign, the largest single location food drive in the world. Our firm is proud to announce that we donated 906 pounds of food to individuals in our community – and for the second year in a row, we successfully broke our in-person donation record! For the 26th year, Philabundance (a local non-profit food bank that assists individuals facing food insecurity in Southeastern[…]

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    Senior Partner Rick Jurewicz Recognized by Best Lawyers – Pennsylvania

    Our firm is proud to announce that Senior Partner Rick Jurewicz has been inducted into the Best Lawyers of America – Pennsylvania 2023. First published in 1983, Best Lawyers puts together a list of the premier legal talent across the country through a tried-and-true peer review process each year. To be included as one of the Best Lawyers of America, recipients must first undergo a five-part, rigorous selection process. The methodology is as follows: Nomination submission – Lawyers can be[…]

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    Gabriela G. Raful Speaks at Naturalization Ceremony For 37 New U.S. Citizens

    On July 19, 2023, 37 people from 15 countries became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the Berks County courthouse. Gabriela G. Raful, Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, had the opportunity to speak at the memorable event. Gabby expressed her special interest in each of the new citizen’s remarkable journeys, having taken a similar one herself. Gabby immigrated to the United States from the Dominican Republic in 2005, and became a U.S. citizen a decade ago. She is the[…]

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    Patrick Donan Receives Martha J. Hampton Award

    Every year, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA) presents the Martha J. Hampton award to an attorney or judge who best embodies the qualities that Martha held dear: a tenacious dedication to the ideals of Workers’ Compensation law and compassion for others. This year’s recipient of the award is attorney Patrick Donan. The award is a tribute not only to its recipient but also to Martha, who was a Partner with our firm before she passed[…]

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    Mike Malvey Publishes an Article Describing his Fight To Help Accident Victims Overcome Releases and Waivers for High Risk Activities

    Michael Malvey, Esq. has written an article titled “Tubing Uphill: How An Appellate Battle in a Snow Tubing Injury Case Helped Create a Path for Overcoming Pre-Injury Exculpatory Releases” for the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA).  The article was published in their “Verdict” magazine, which is circulated among PTLA members and Judges. Mike’s article discusses his battle to make it easier to pursue personal injury claims arising from accidents that happen during high-risk activities, such as snow tubing, skiing, sky diving,[…]

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    Galfand Berger Presents at USW District 10 Conference

    Each year, the United Steelworkers (USW) hosts an array of important conferences around the country. USW – District 10, which includes the state of Pennsylvania,  recently held its 2023 conference.  The District 10 Conference included a number of noteworthy workshops, like Effective Health and Safety Committees, Grievance Handling, Labor Law Update, and Workers’ Compensation. These workshops aid union members in learning and developing specific skill sets that lend themselves to identifying solutions to problems that commonly present themselves in the[…]

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    Farhan Ali Becomes First Vice President of Temple Law Alumni Association Executive Committee

    We are proud to announce that Farhan Ali, a Partner at our firm, has become the First Vice President of Temple Law Alumni Association (TLAA) Executive Committee. Since opening in 1895, the James E. Beasley School of Law has been committed to excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship, and service. As First Vice President of the TLAA, Farhan will aid in serving its members by providing a collegial, informal network of professionals who can rely upon each other as critical resources. […]

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    Galfand Berger LLP Attorneys Selected to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

    Galfand Berger LLP is honored to announce that six members of its legal team have been named to the 2023 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists:  Debra Jensen, Richard Jurewicz, Gabriela Raful, Farhan Ali, Bradley Smith, and Norman Weinstein. Debra A. Jensen, Esq. is Galfand Berger’s Managing Partner.  She represents individuals in medical malpractice, workplace accidents, products liability, and other personal injury cases.  Debra has several published opinions and is a frequent lecturer on personal injury matters. In 2019,[…]

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    Galfand Berger Represents Victims of Workplace Explosions

    Background Galfand Berger has been retained to represent victims of the R.M. Palmer Chocolate factory explosion in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Our firm just filed the first lawsuit of a surviving victim. On March 24th, our client was making a delivery at the R.M. Palmer Chocolate factory in West Reading, Pennsylvania. Minutes later, he would lie under several feet of brick and rubble following an explosion at the factory. He suffered severe burns and other traumatic injuries. Workers, contractors and business[…]

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