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  • Jean Chey Receives Martha J. Hampton Award

    The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association (PBA) just named Jean Chey as this year’s recipient of the Martha J. Hampton award. The award honors former Galfand Berger partner Martha Hampton, who worked closely alongside Jean when she was an attorney with our firm in the nineties. Recipients of the Martha J. Hampton award are attorneys or judges who best embody the qualities that Martha typified throughout the scope of her career: professionalism, dedication, and good will. Mitch[…]

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    Best Lawyers Recognizes Senior Partner Richard Jurewicz

    Our firm is proud to announce that Best Lawyers of America has selected senior partner Richard Jurewicz for inclusion in its 28th edition due to his high caliber of work. For nearly forty years, Best Lawyers of America has highlighted legal talent across the country through a complex and thoroughly tested peer review process. The Best Lawyers of America organization was first published in 1983. Since then, the highly esteemed agency has been naming elite attorneys throughout the United States.[…]

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    Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council Appoints Partner Bradley Smith

    We are proud to announce that the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section has appointed partner, Brad Smith, to its Council. Some of the Council’s chief goals are to further the development of the law and all procedures related to it as well as to improve the application of justice in civil litigation. Brad joins the PA Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Council after two years of serving as Editor of the Section’s newsletter. Brad will assist the Council in[…]

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    Galfand Berger LLP 2021 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

    Galfand Berger LLP is pleased to announce that Debra A. Jensen, Richard M. Jurewicz, Arthur L. Bugay, and Norman J. Weinstein were selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers List. Additionally, Bradley Smith and Gabriela Raful were selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers publishes the listings annually as a service to consumers seeking quality legal counsel. Candidates earn this distinction after completing a multi-phase selection process, which includes peer evaluation and independent research. Debra A. Jensen,[...]

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    Partner Bradley Smith Teaches Seminar on the Gig Economy

    Galfand Berger Partner, Bradley Smith, recently presented an updated panel at the Department of Labor and Industries (L&I). In the panel, Brad examined the growing trend towards workers laboring in the “gig economy” with a focus on employment status, worker safety, and insurance applications. Gig workers often perform short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent employment positions. The gig economy is booming, with as much as 33% growth in one year’s time. Brad’s seminar took a closer look[…]

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    Nueva alerta episodio! 3-25-21

    Esta semana hablamos con la abogada Gabriela Raful, del bufete de abogados Galfand Berger, LLP.Lázaro Delgado y Gabriela Raful discuten información importante las personas víctimas de negligencia las cuales has sufrido heridas por resbalones, tropezones y caídas. Escuche aquí:

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    Farhan Ali Named Junior Partner

    We are delighted to announce that Farhan Ali has just been promoted to Junior Partner at our firm. Since he first joined Galfand Berger, Farhan has fought to secure the rights of injured individuals and has upheld our firm’s mission of advocating for the full and just compensation of accident victims. Farhan has a history of commitment to people in need, which he exemplifies when representing a client. Farhan is a board member on the Board of Directors for HIAS[…]

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    Galfand Berger Welcomes New Associate

    We are pleased to welcome our newest Associate Attorney, Abigail de Uriarte, to the firm. Abby first joined Galfand Berger as a law clerk in May 2019. She became an associate after earning her Juris Doctorate from Temple University’s James E. Beasley School of Law. Before earning her law degree, Abby received her undergraduate degree in political science from Bard College and a graduate degree in government from Cornell University. Abby’s passion for law was first ignited after serving on[…]

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    Galfand Berger LLP Wins Unanimous PA Supreme Court Decision

    In a rare unanimous 7-0 decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that two lower courts wrongly dismissed a catastrophic injury lawsuit. This decision paves the way to allow the injured person, Ray Bourgeois, to have his day in court. Background In Bourgeois v. Snow Time, Inc., No. 50 MAP 2019 (Pa. Dec. 9, 2020)., Mr. Bourgeois sustained serious spinal cord injuries while snow tubing at the Ski Roundtop Resort, a ski and snow tubing facility in Lewisberry, PA. Mr. Bourgeois[…]

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    Gabriela Raful Elected as Vice President of Berks County Bar Association

    Our firm is proud to announce that the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) has elected Gabriela Raful as Vice President. Her term starts in 2021. As a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republican, Gabriela is the first minority to fill this position. The BCBA’s mission is to support the legal profession by promoting professional excellence, encouraging collegiality and exercising advocacy on its behalf. The BCBA also supports its community by creating and providing meaningful public educational programs, publishing the Berks[…]

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