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    Peter M. Patton Awarded AV Preeminent Rating for 10th Year

    April 30, 2013 – Galfand Berger attorney, Peter M. Patton, recently received the honor of an “AV Preeminent” rating for the 10th year in a row.  The rating is awarded annually after a Peer Review process monitored by Martindale-Hubbell.  An “AV Preeminent” rating is the highest professional rating given by the Peer Review and recognizes Mr. Patton’s excellence in legal work and ethical conduct.  Mr. Patton first received this honor in 2003, and has maintained this standard of excellence in[…]

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    Marla Soffer Presents Program on Workers’ Rights

    March 18, 2013 – Acción Colombia, in collaboration with Esperanza, Galfand Berger LLP, and Philaposh, on March 14, 2013, presented a program on Workers’ Rights and Employer Responsibilities.  The seminar was for workers and business owners. It was hosted at Esperanza, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and was free and open to the public. Marla Soffer, Esquire, of Galfand Berger LLP, participated in the program. She presented information in Spanish, about minimum wage, overtime, discrimination, workers’ compensation and workplace[…]

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    2013 Solas Awards

    March 8, 2013 – Norman Weinstein of Galfand Berger, LLP, was on the host committee for the 2013 SOLAS Awards.  These awards were presented by the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians on March 6, 2013. The SOLAS Awards celebrate the visionary leaders who are capitalizing on our region’s diverse workforce. The 2013 recipients included:  Rudy Karsan, co-founder and CEO of Kenexa; Michael Pearson, founder and president of Union Packaging and Anne O’Callaghan, founder and president emeritus of the Welcoming Center[…]

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    Galfand Berger Names Michael Malvey as a Senior Partner

    February 21, 2013 – Galfand Berger, LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Malvey has become a Senior Partner with our firm. Since graduating from the James E. Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 2002, Michael has worked in Galfand Berger’s Personal Injury Department, where he handles a variety of cases, including automobile accidents, premises liability cases, construction site accidents, products liability matters, and medical malpractice cases.  He has been a member of the team of Galfand Berger[…]

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    Norm Weinstein: Reaching Across the Table: Collaborating to Improve Community Health and Wellness

    February 21, 2013 – Norman Weinstein served as a panelist, at the Free Library, for the discussion of “Reaching Across the Table: Collaborating to Improve Community Health and Wellness.”   The discussion took place at the Free Library of Philadelphia, Main branch; Thursday, February 7, 2013. Mr. Weinstein is Of Counsel at Galfand Berger, LLP.  He has practiced Workers’ Compensation and Social Security law for over 30 years. Recently, the Secretary of Health for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania appointed Norman to[…]

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    Rick Jurewicz: Identifying Hidden Third Party Cases in Work Related Accidents

    February 21, 2013 – Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at Galfand Berger, LLP, was a course planner and speaker for PBI’s seminar: “Identifying Hidden Third Party Cases in Work Related Accidents.” This course discussed an injured worker’s rights and remedies outside of the Pennsylvania Worker’s Compensation Act, against manufacturers of workplace machinery, negligent third parties, other companies on a construction site, and others responsible–even when the worker may have been negligent in causing or contributing to his/her own accident. Do[…]

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    Galfand Berger Announces Peter Patton’s Selection as Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Pennsylvania

    February 12, 2013 – Galfand Berger LLP is proud to announce that Peter M. Patton, Esquire, of the firm has been selected by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2013. In addition, Mr. Patton has accepted membership in this prestigious organization of the nation’s elite attorneys. After a vigorous selection process, less than 2% of attorneys in the nation are offered membership. Read more about this wonderful accomplishment in our firm’s latest[…]

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    Galfand Berger Attorney, Norman Weinstein, Appointed To Pennsylvania Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee

    February 1, 2013 – The Pennsylvania law firm of Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Norman J. Weinstein, Esquire, Of Counsel to the firm, was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Office of Health Equity Advisory Committee.  Members of the Equity Advisory Committee work together with the Secretary of Health on matters of health inequality. The Equity Advisory Committee seeks to increase public awareness of health disparities and to eliminate the disparities by strategizing to identify the conditions and the[…]

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    Philadelphia Law Firm Galfand Berger Named to List of 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms

    January 17, 2013 – The Philadelphia personal injury and employment law firm of Galfand Berger is proud to announce that it has been named one of the Martindale-Hubbell® 2013 U.S. Top Ranked Law Firms.  Law firms across the United States were eligible for selection to the list of top firms. The selection was made among law firms having a minimum of 10 attorneys with at least one-third of the firm’s attorneys having achieved an AV Preeminent® rating. Galfand Berger’s inclusion[…]

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    Saying Goodbye….

    December 20, 2012 – Galfand Berger is preparing to say goodbye to a long-time partner, Marc Jacobs who will retire from regular practice at the end of this year. Marc has been a fantastic advocate, mentor, colleague and friend. Indeed, Marc’s voice in the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation community for more than 40 years led to significant protections for workers.  Marc’s legacy demonstrates his unwavering advocacy for workers’ rights.   A member of the Governor’s Committee on Proposed Amendments for Workers’ Compensation[…]

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