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  • Galfand Berger Supports HIAS’ Golden Door Awards

    Our firm was a proud attendee and sponsor of this year’s Golden Door Awards, an annual fundraiser that serves low-income immigrants as they build new lives across our community. Founded in 1882, the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society’s (HIAS) primary mission has been to support low-income immigrants of all backgrounds by providing an array of immigration legal and social services that address their needs, defend their rights, and advocate for their equitable inclusion into American society.

    Galfand Berger partners Michael Malvey,  Farhan Ali, and Brooke Elmi attended the event. Farhan is also the Vice President on HIAS’ Board of Directors. This year’s event, “Welcoming Immigrants, Strengthening Our Communities”, took place on April 18th.

    The Golden Door Awards honored three meritorious recipients: Rev. Zoe Cassell, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, and Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP. Rev. Cassell fled civil unrest alongside her then-infant son in Liberia. When she received her green card in the U.S., she dedicated herself to helping others in need. At Rev. Cassell’s church, which she herself started, she provides aid and support to low-income and homeless individuals in her community, many of which are immigrants. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and its Immigration Action Group, or IAG, are advocates to many of HIAS’ clients and the larger immigrant community. For example, the IAG organizes drives to collect household goods and donations in addition to collaborating with other volunteer organizations to offer critical services to immigrants. HIAS is honoring Troutman Pepper for the outstanding pro bono services it has provided to low-income immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, as well as for hosting legal clinics and facilitating partnerships with other supportive corporate partners.

    Our Firm’s Attendees

    Farhan joined our firm’s personal injury department in 2016. Since then, he has worked on over 100 cases and has helped his clients win over $10 million in verdicts and settlements. Farhan is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has also been recognized on the Super Lawyer Magazine’s 2022 Rising Stars list. You can read more about Farhan here:

    Brooke joined Galfand Berger in 2018 and since then, has been tirelessly fighting on behalf of injured clients. Brooke is fluent in Spanish and conversant in Portuguese, which has helped her represent individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and communities. To learn more about Brooke, visit:

    Michael has been with the firm since 2002, handling hundreds of cases like automobile accidents, premises liability cases, construction site accidents, products liability matters, and medical malpractice cases. He has helped the firm obtain some of the largest, multi-million client recoveries in Pennsylvania’s history. Michael is also proficient in Spanish, proudly representing members of the Latino and Hispanic communities in PA and New Jersey. You can learn more about Michael and his legal team by visiting:

    Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers at Galfand Berger, LLP, Representing Injured Victims Since 1947

    If you have questions about filing a claim for injuries you sustained, contact the Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Galfand Berger today. Call us at 800-222-USWA (8792) or fill out our online form for a free consultation. Located in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Lancaster, and Reading, we serve clients throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania, including Allentown and Harrisburg.