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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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Galfand Berger Named as One of the “Best Law Firms” of 2018 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers


We are proud to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers awarded our firm with a “Best Law Firm” ranking as a result of client testimonials, peer reviews from other leading attorneys in the field and the performance of lawyers at our firm. U.S. News – Best Lawyers is one of the only organizations that relies entirely on peer review. It has been employing the same methodology to determine which law firms are the best for the last seven years,[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Selected as One of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators


Attorney Richard Jurewicz has been selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. With only 100 attorneys selected across the state of Pennsylvania, our firm is proud to announce that Richard has been named as one of this year’s recipients. The methodology for selecting new members is complex and based largely on peer-reviews and third-party analyses. In order to first qualify for membership, an attorney must have litigated a legal matter with at least $2 million[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorney Gabriela Raful Selected for Presidential Award of Merit


Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) selected attorney Gabriela Raful to receive the Presidential Award of Merit.  BCBA selects award recipients based on their service and contributions to surrounding communities and the legal profession at-large. The BCBA selected Gabby due her contribution and service to the community in Berks County and the legal profession. Gabby serves as Board of Directors of the BCBA. She also serves as the Chair of the Minority Law[…]


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Galfand Berger LLP Launches New Website


For the past year, Galfand Berger has been working to re-design its home on the internet, which will offer an in-depth view of the firm’s services and the firm’s vast experience. With offices centrally located in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, Galfand Berger LLP is renowned for protecting the rights of injured workers, individuals, and consumers. The firm has taken great care in creating the website’s new design, with special focus on conveying the firm’s mission, its history of verdicts and[…]


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