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 that Ms. Toland makes a “positive impact” on the people “she encounters each day”.
The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association was created in 1995. The Section serves as a critical resource for attorneys who practice workers’ compensation law. It also provides countless opportunities for lawyers who want to improve upon their abilities and keep learning about the ever-changing landscape that is workers’ compensation litigation.
As past president of the Workers’ Compensation Section, Martha believed in its viability and importance. Throughout her legal career, she wrote for the Legal Intelligencer, testified on behalf of various legislative efforts in front of Harrisburg’s subcommittees, and made sure to always go above and beyond for her clients.
In honor of Puddy Toland, to commemorate Martha Hampton, and on the Section’s behalf, Galfand Berger is making a charitable contribution to Kids Chance. Kids Chance’s mission is a nonprofit organization with the mission of helping children affected by their parent’s work-related injury or death to pursue their educational dreams without the worries of financial burden.
If you were injured because of safety or health failures in the workplace, please contact our Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorneys. With offices located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading Galfand Berger serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-222-8792 or complete our online contact form.