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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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Richard Jurewicz Included as Best Lawyer in PA

Galfand Berger is proud to announce that “Best Lawyers” has named Senior Partner, Rick Jurewicz, as one of 2018’s “Best Lawyers in Pennsylvania.”  This honor comes from one of the oldest peer review publications in the legal profession, which utilizes the opinions of leading attorneys in different regions in order to compile its comprehensive list. Rick has been litigating cases at Galfand Berger for nearly 34 years. He handles complex construction accident, hand and arm injury, product liability, and automobile[…]

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Gabriela Raful Helps Organize Award-Winning CLE

The Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) has received an award for a Continuing Legal Education seminar, or CLE, that Galfand Berger attorney Gabriela Raful helped organize. The Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) awarded the BCBA for its CLE titled “287(g) Agreements and Immigration Status Issues Seminar”. CLE seminars are required education courses that attorneys must take to maintain their license to practice law after being admitted to the bar. Depending on which jurisdiction an attorney practices in, how many CLE courses[…]

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Richard Jurewicz Discusses Depression and Injuries

Galfand Berger attorney Richard Jurewicz was recently published in the Cleveland State Law Review. His work discusses the link between serious, traumatic brain injuries and a person’s subsequent development of depression. With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimating that approximately 1.7 million Americans are affected by traumatic brain injuries annually, it’s an important topic for people to be aware. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and the Journal of Neurotrama, it’s not all that[…]

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Mike Malvey Appointed Esperanza Chair

Galfand Berger is proud to announce that Esperanza Immigration Legal Services (EILS) recently appointed Michael Malvey to Chairperson of the Board of Directors. Michael has been a member of the board since 2013, first attending meetings through the Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyer Division. EILS works to strengthen Hispanic communities through economic development, education and advocacy programs. Esperanza’s Board of Directors is made up of individuals who honor the non-profit’s mission statement – which can be highlighted in both their[…]

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Welcome Aboard to Our Newest Associate

We are happy to welcome our newest Associate Attorney, Nilam Vahora, to the firm. Nilam earned her Juris Doctor from Villanova University School of Law. Throughout law school, Nilam was a Dean’s Merit Scholar and the Secretary of Women’s Law Caucus. During her final year of law school, Nilam served as a Certified Legal Intern for Villanova University’s Health Law Clinic, where she provided pro bono representation to indigent clients in Social Security Disability appeals and health insurance coverage disputes.[…]

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Congratulations to Our Newest Partner

Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that attorney Gabriela Raful has become a Partner with the firm. Gabby joined Galfand Berger in 2012 as an Associate Attorney. Since then, Gabby has demonstrated that she is a woman of strength and great presence.  She will continue to foster Galfand Berger’s growth and diversity in the coming years. Indeed, clients and colleagues — on both sides of the aisle — respect Gabby’s hard work and professionalism. As a native of Santo Domingo,[…]

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Galfand Berger Named as One of the “Best Law Firms” of 2018 by U.S. News – Best Lawyers

We are proud to announce that U.S. News – Best Lawyers awarded our firm with a “Best Law Firm” ranking as a result of client testimonials, peer reviews from other leading attorneys in the field and the performance of lawyers at our firm. U.S. News – Best Lawyers is one of the only organizations that relies entirely on peer review. It has been employing the same methodology to determine which law firms are the best for the last seven years,[…]

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Richard Jurewicz Selected as One of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators

Attorney Richard Jurewicz has been selected for membership as one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators. With only 100 attorneys selected across the state of Pennsylvania, our firm is proud to announce that Richard has been named as one of this year’s recipients. The methodology for selecting new members is complex and based largely on peer-reviews and third-party analyses. In order to first qualify for membership, an attorney must have litigated a legal matter with at least $2 million[…]

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