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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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    Gabriela Raful Featured in Berks Barrister Magazine

    Galfand Berger, LLP, is proud to announce that Senior Partner Gabriela Raful’s election as the 90th Berks County Bar Association President is featured as the Berks Barrister Magazine winter edition cover story. Berks Barrister is the quarterly magazine of the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) and features association content and local and regional news related to legal issues and their impact on attorneys, businesses, local government, and the surrounding communities. A native of the Dominican Republic and long-time active BCBA[…]

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    Brooke Elmi Named Partner

    Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that Brooke Elmi has been promoted to Partner. Since joining our firm five years ago, Brooke has handled a range of personal injury matters including products liability, premises liability, and automobile accident cases. As a staunch advocate for injury victims, we are proud to have Brooke become a Partner at our firm. Since joining our firm in 2018, Brooke has successfully obtained numerous six-figure recoveries on behalf of injured clients. Brooke is devoted to[…]

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    Michael Malvey Speaks at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law Careers in Litigation Panel

    On Thursday, October 27th, Temple University’s Beasley School of Law hosted a panel entitled Careers in Litigation, which featured five litigation attorneys from the Philadelphia area. We are proud to announce that Michael Malvey, a Senior Partner at our firm, was one of the speakers at the event. Temple University law students in their first through third years of schooling were attendees of the Careers in Litigation panel. As a speaker on the panel, Michael discussed various experiences he has[…]

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    Gabriela Raful Elected President of the Berks County Bar Association

    Galfand Berger, LLP is pleased to announce that Gabriela Raful, Senior Partner at the firm, has been elected President of the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA). Gabby has been active with the BCBA for several years and sat on the Board of Directors from 2017 to 2019. The BCBA members elected Gabby to be their Vice-President last year and this week, she was elected President. She is the youngest President of the Association and the first minority to ever hold the[…]

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    Galfand Berger Attorneys Bradley Smith and Brooke Elmi Receive Certificates of Appreciation for Working on Pro Bono Matters

    Recently, two of our attorneys, Bradley Smith and Brooke Elmi, were recognized with Certificates of Appreciation for working on pro bono custody matters for two participants of Pennsylvania’s Supervision to Aid Reentry (STAR) program. The STAR program is a federal Reentry Court program for Philadelphia residents on supervised release with the goal of reducing recidivism and assist returning citizens in confronting the various logistical, family, and social issues and barriers to re-integration when returning from custody. The event took place[…]

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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 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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    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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