June 22, 2012 – Galfand Berger is honored to announce that five of our attorneys—Arthur Bugay, Marc Jacobs, Rick Jurewicz, Peter Patton and Norman Weinstein—were selected for inclusion in the 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer list.
Another Galfand Berger attorney, Henry Yampolsky, was named to the 2012 Rising Star List.
And, to top off this recognition, Rick Jurewicz was again selected to the list of Top 100 Pennsylvania lawyers and Top 100 Philadelphia lawyers!
In order to be named to the Super Lawyers list, an attorney must be nominated and voted on by their peers. The Super Lawyer selection process singles out attorneys who have made notable professional achievements in their fields. Inclusion in the Super Lawyer list is a distinguished honor given to only 5% of practicing attorneys in each state! And, selection to the Rising Star list is limited to only two-and-a-half percent of Pennsylvania lawyers under the age of 40.
We are proud to have six of our attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as top attorneys in the state of Pennsylvania. A look at their biographies makes it clear that Arthur, Marc, Rick, Peter, Norman and Henry have earned this honor through the hard work that they put forth for the benefit of their clients and their community.
Arthur Bugay’s practice areas include Products’ Liability, Construction Accident litigation, Personal Injury litigation, Negligent Security, and Employment law. A noted author – with articles appearing in respected treatises and periodicals – Arthur is also a regular presenter at Continuing Legal Education seminars and has taught at Temple University and Moravian College. Starting in the fall 2012, Arthur will teach Products Liability at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. He is “AV” rated as an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum and was previously selected to the 2010 and 2011 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer lists. In addition to his work in the firm’s Personal Injury Department, Arthur is an advocate for disabled and injured children and for the elderly. He is an active volunteer for the indigent and he provides volunteer legal services for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled. In 2009, Arthur was Pennsylvania’s regional top fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association, and this year will be fundraising through a series of Iron-Man competitions for both the ADA and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association.
Marc S. Jacobs concentrates his practice on representing and protecting disabled workers. Marc has lectured throughout the state, and is contributing editor to PBI’s book Handling a Workers’ Compensation Case. He is a former Chair of the Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Section, and served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice. Marc served as the liaison to the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Section, and is the Chair of the Section’s Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award. He also serves on the Governor’s Committee of Proposed Rule Amendments to the Workers’ Compensation Act. Marc has previously been selected to Pennsylvania Super Lawyers for 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Rick Jurewicz represents people injured by unsafe products and defective tools, equipment, and machinery. As a trial attorney, he is Board Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Rick holds memberships in the Million Dollar Advocates forum, Outstanding Lawyers of America, American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Academy of Trial Counsel. Last year, he was included among The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Rick previously has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyer’s list every year since 2004. He has recovered more than $100 million for his clients. In 2007, he had two of the twelve highest Pennsylvania recoveries. In 2010, he had one of the top 35 Pennsylvania recoveries and, in 2011, he had two of the top 35 Pennsylvania settlements. Not only is this the ninth consecutive year that Rick has been selected to the Super Lawyer list, but also this is the third year in a row that he has also received the distinct honor of again being selected as one of the top 100 lawyers in Pennsylvania and top 100 lawyers in Philadelphia!
Henry Yampolsky practices in the areas of personal injury litigation, employment discrimination and labor law, and workers’ compensation. Since joining our firm, Henry has been on the team of lawyers who have achieved some of the largest client recoveries in Pennsylvania. Henry is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian and takes an active role in the affairs of the Greater Philadelphia Russian-Speaking community. He serves as the Vice-President and Member of the Board of Directors of the New World Association of Immigrants from Eastern Europe and is one of the founding directors of the Russian-Speaking Professionals Network. Henry was previously selected to the Pennsylvania Rising Star list in 2010 and 2011.
Peter Patton concentrates in the fields of products liability, construction and vehicular accidents.His trial experience across Pennsylvania has helped achieve multi-million settlements. He was awarded the American Jurisprudence Award for Professional Responsibility from the University of California, Berkeley. Peter has received an “AV” rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can achieve. Peter is also listed in the Bar Register of Pre-eminent lawyers and has been included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania. Peter holds membership in the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Brain Injury Association, System Safety Society, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Lawyers Guild. In 2011, Peter had one of the top 35 Pennsylvania settlements.
Norman Weinstein is Of Counsel at Galfand Berger, LLP and chairs the firm’s Community Outreach and Social Action program. He has practiced in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury law for over 30 years. A Trustee of the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Norman is also past President of the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (VIP), past Co-Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and the Workers’ Compensation Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is past President of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and Council and Trustee of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia as well as Chairman of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia Young Leadership Council. Norman has performed pro bono work for the Support Center for Child Advocates, Legal Clinic for the Disabled and Philadelphia Volunteers of the Indigent Program (VIP). Norman is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Community Service Award and has been recognized for his pro bono services by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association Young Leadership Award and the Jewish Federation Myer Feinstein Young Leadership Award. Norman has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list every year since 2005.