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Galfand Berger Attorneys: National Trial Lawyers


We are proud to announce that five of our attorneys – Debra Jensen, Michael Malvey, Peter Patton, Richard Jurewicz, and Arthur Bugay – have been named as 2018’s National Trial Lawyers (NTL). The NTL is an invitation-only organization. In order to be selected for inclusion, an attorney must have superior qualifications as a civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial attorney. Before being invited to join, a nominee must have good standing in several areas, like: Peer review (e.g. reputation among[…]


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Gabriela Raful Participates in New Citizen Naturalization Ceremony


Twenty-seven immigrants from 13 different countries were naturalized as new United States citizens last month, and Galfand Berger partner Gabriela Raful was there to help commemorate the important event. The Berks County Bar Association sponsored the naturalization event, and for Gabby – herself a native of the Dominican Republic who immigrated to the U.S. in 2005 – it struck close to home. Gabriela addressed the crowd during the ceremony, saying to the 27 individuals and others: “All of you found[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Selected for Membership to Best Lawyers of America 2019


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Richard Jurewicz, a Senior Partner at the firm, has been named in the upcoming 2019 edition of Best Lawyers of America (BOA). This honor is a result of Rick’s dedication to personal injury and products liability litigation, along with the favorable outcomes he gets for his clients. Before inclusion, invitees must first be nominated and then undergo a rigorous and multi-part selection process. The process entails several stages of peer review in addition[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorney Publishes Post-Tincher Article


Galfand Berger associate, Bradley Smith, recently published an article for www.berksbar.org titled, “Making Sense of Tincher II and What it Means for a Product to be ‘Defective.‘” Click here to read the article.  


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Michael Malvey Participates in NAC Clinic


Earlier this month, Galfand Berger Senior Partner Michael Malvey attended a new citizen-screening clinic hosted by the New Americans Campaign (NAC) and co-hosted by the NAC’s partner Esperanza Immigration Legal Services, or EILS. The New Americans Campaign is a non-profit organization with the primary goal of partnering with aspiring American citizens to help them navigate through the complex legal process of naturalization, as well as to create and sustain relationships between those individuals and trustworthy legal assistance programs. EILS’ mission[…]


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Attorneys at Galfand Berger LLP Announce Major Win for United Steelworkers


United Steelworkers awarded over $5 million in back benefits after arbitrator decides that Philadelphia Energy Solutions (“PES”) suspended medical and pension benefits in violation of the parties’ union contract In an unprecedented win for local unions, Philadelphia arbitrator Thomas McConnell ordered Philadelphia Energy Solutions (“PES”), a subsidiary of the Carlisle Group, to repay more than $5 million in benefits to members of the United Steelworkers employed at the company’s South Philadelphia oil refinery. In January 2017, PES unilaterally suspended pension[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Honor


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has selected attorneys Rick Jurewicz, Peter Patton, Arthur Bugay, and Norman Weinstein to the 2018 Super Lawyers list.  In addition, Super Lawyers has named Bradley Smith as a 2018 Rising Star! What are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars? Both the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars awardees undergo a vigorous selection process.  Super Lawyers selects attorneys through peer recommendation, professional achievement and third-party feedback. Each candidate is then further evaluated based[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorney Brad Smith Speaks at PA Department of Labor & Industries Conference


The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industries (DLI) recently hosted its 17th annual Workers’ Compensation Conference and Brad Smith, an associate attorney at our firm, spoke about “The Gig Economy – Workers’ Compensation and Liability Considerations”.  As an advocate for injured individuals, Brad’s panel examined critical workplace safety and compliance issues. Key Points from the DLI’s Annual Conference Approximately 1,400 individuals attend the DLI’s conference, which focuses on a diverse and important selection of workers’ compensation issues. Some examples of[…]


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Gabriela Raful Selected for PBA Bar Leadership Institute


Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Pennsylvania Bar Association’s (PBA) Bar Leadership Institute has selected Gabriela Raful for its Leadership Institute. Gabby, a partner at our firm, will be participating in the PBA’s prestigious program, which educates and trains future leaders at the state bar level. Leadership Institute Requirements In order to be considered for selection, applicants had to meet several requirements. Applicants had to be under the age of 40-years-old, and demonstrated leadership ability within five or less[…]


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National Association of Distinguished Counsel Honors Galfand Berger Attorneys


The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) inducted four Galfand Berger attorneys — Debra Jensen, Michael Malvey, Richard Jurewicz and Peter Patton — into the Nation’s Top One Percent.  The NADC reserves this honor to the top 1% of attorneys across the country after a detailed vetting process. The Four Stages of Nomination To be included in the Nation’s Top One Percent, attorneys must pass through four different stages. They are: Nomination: current or former clients, members of the NADC[…]


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