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  • Galfand Berger LLP Sponsored an Esperanza Immigration Legal Services Fundraiser

    Galfand Berger LLP helped sponsor the Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS) 4th Annual Celebrating Hope for Immigrants fundraising event in the Gran Salon at the Esperanza Arts Center in Philadelphia on Thursday, May 30, 2024. Senior Partner Michael Malvey, Esq. serves as President of the EILS Board of Directors. Galfand Berger LLP

    EILS, the leading non-profit immigration legal service provider in North Philadelphia, is dedicated to helping Hispanic immigrants achieve green cards, citizenship, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals “Dreamer” status, and asylum services. Their work is crucial in empowering immigrants and fostering community integration.

    Michael is a successful personal injury lawyer with extensive experience representing clients injured in vehicle, premises liability, construction, and medical malpractice accidents. He was instrumental in expanding the rights of injured people throughout Pennsylvania in a historic unanimous decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

    Michael’s dedication to public service extends beyond his work with EILS. He spearheads the firm’s annual food drive, which has donated over two tons of food locally. He is also a volunteer Arbitrator and Judge Pro Tempore for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas.

    Celebrating Hope for Immigrants: Our Shared Humanity symbolizes EILS’ commitment to immigrants from around the world who have settled in our local communities and empowering low-income and Spanish-speaking immigrants by providing essential immigration legal services toward legal and permanent residency in Pennsylvania and the United States.

    Dr. Jack Ludmir and Dr. Michelle Pistone are the 2024 honorees for the EILS Civic Impact Honoree and EILS Champion Honoree, respectively. Dr. Ludmir is Interim Chair of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at Temple’s Lewis Katz School of Medicine and Chief Physician Executive of the Temple Women & Families Campus. He is a leader in maternal-fetal medicine, pioneering work improving healthcare for immigrant women around the globe.

    Dr. Pistone is a distinguished professor of law and founder and director of the Strategic Initiative for Migrants + Refugees and Villanova Interdisciplinary Immigration Studies Training for Advocates (VIISTA). She is a renowned advocate for immigrant rights, transformative contributions, and leadership to legal education, empowering immigrants and shaping generations of new lawyers.

    Galfand Berger LLP stands on the side of injured workers, consumers, and individuals. To learn more about our legal services, call 800-222-USWA (8792) or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, Pennsylvania, we proudly serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including Allentown and Harrisburg.