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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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Galfand Berger Attorney Gabriela Raful Selected for Presidential Award of Merit


Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that the Berks County Bar Association (BCBA) selected attorney Gabriela Raful to receive the Presidential Award of Merit.  BCBA selects award recipients based on their service and contributions to surrounding communities and the legal profession at-large. The BCBA selected Gabby due her contribution and service to the community in Berks County and the legal profession. Gabby serves as Board of Directors of the BCBA. She also serves as the Chair of the Minority Law[…]


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Galfand Berger LLP Launches New Website


For the past year, Galfand Berger has been working to re-design its home on the internet, which will offer an in-depth view of the firm’s services and the firm’s vast experience. With offices centrally located in Philadelphia and throughout Pennsylvania, Galfand Berger LLP is renowned for protecting the rights of injured workers, individuals, and consumers. The firm has taken great care in creating the website’s new design, with special focus on conveying the firm’s mission, its history of verdicts and[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Selected for Membership to Best Lawyers of America 2018


Our firm is proud to announce that the Best Lawyers of America (BOA) is recognizing Richard Jurewicz for his work in the fields of products’ liability and personal injury litigation – Rick will be included in the Best Lawyers of America 2018 edition. The BOA is an organization that runs entirely on peer-reviews in order to capture our nation’s leading attorneys throughout various practices, and awards membership to certain attorneys based on the recommendations of other practicing professionals. This honor[…]


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Martha J. Hampton Memorial Award Presented to Niki Ingram


On May 5, 2017, the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association presented the 2017 Martha J. Hampton Award to attorney Niki Ingram. The Martha J. Hampton Memorial award honors former Galfand Berger partner, Martha Hampton, who was committed to the practice of Workers’ Compensation law. Michael McGurrin, a partner at Galfand Berger, talked about Martha.  He noted that her interests went beyond the individual cases she litigated. Martha believed in the viability and importance of the Workers’ Compensation section[…]


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