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Galfand Berger Associate Farhan Ali: Board Observer

Our firm is proud to announce that attorney Farhan Ali has been accepted into the Philadelphia Bar Association’s 2020 Board Observer Program (BOP). This award-winning program affords young attorneys the opportunity to learn about nonprofit management and volunteerism by serving as observers on a nonprofit board of directors.  Notably, Norman Weinstein, Of Counsel at Galfand Berger, helped establish the program in 2011! The Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association (YLD), the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Delivery of[…]

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Gabriela Raful Receives Pro Bono Award

We are proud to announce that the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA) will present Galfand Berger partner, Gabriela Raful, with the PBA’s Pro Bono Award on October 22nd.  Recipients of the Pro Bono Award are selected for providing volunteer legal services to indigent and disadvantaged individuals who are unable to afford critical legal representation in times of need. Galfand Berger has always supported Gabriela’s pro bono work endeavors. Just last year, Gabby took on six pro bono Social Security Disability cases.[…]

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Firm Partner Selected for Inclusion in Best Lawyers of America 2020

We are proud to announce that Richard Jurewicz, a senior partner at the firm, has been selected for inclusion in the 26th (2020) edition of The Best Lawyers of America. Rick was selected due to his success in the fields of personal injury and products liability litigation – and this is not the first time that his efforts and abilities have been recognized by the prestigious organization. First published in 1983, the Best Lawyers in America organization has been naming[…]

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Partner Arthur Bugay Bicycling to End Multiple Sclerosis

According to recent findings from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, approximately 1 million Americans are living with the disease. Multiple sclerosis causes the immune system to attack the spinal cord and brain, causing a range of difficult and disabling symptoms in sufferers. As a partner at the firm, Arthur Bugay has a long history of helping people in need. Most recently he joined the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride 2019 event. The ride takes place on September 21st and[…]

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Galfand Berger Attorneys Honored by the National Association Of Distinguished Counsel

We are pleased to announce that the National Association of Distinguished Council (NADC) has named Debra Jensen, Richard Jurewicz, and Michael Malvey  — three of our firm’s senior partners — among the “Nation’s Top Attorneys” of 2019. This honor is reserved for less than 1% of top practicing attorneys across the country. The National Association Of Distinguished Counsel, or NADC The NADC is a professional organization committed to promoting only the highest standards of legal excellence. Every year, the NADC recognizes attorneys[…]

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Richard Jurewicz Receives Top 100 Super Lawyers Honors

Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that Richard Jurewicz, senior partner at our firm, has been selected by Super Lawyers as one of the Top 100 practicing attorneys in Pennsylvania and in Philadelphia! Rick has been selected to Super Lawyers every year since 2014, and is a top rated attorney in the practice areas of product liability, automobile cases, and construction accidents. How Does Super Lawyers Pick Top Attorneys? Super Lawyers uses a multi-phase selection process in order to pick[…]

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Gabriela Raful Presents CJE

Gabriela Raful presented a continuing judicial education course, or CJE, titled: “Improving Access to Justice: Judges and Court Interpreters Working Together”. Gabby gave the CJE along with Mary Vilter, Esquire, and the Honorable J. Benjamin Nevius of the Berks County Court of Common Pleas. What Are Continuing Judicial Education Courses, And Why Do Judges Take Them? In most states across the country, judges are required to complete a certain number of CJE credit hours. These courses cover a broad variety[…]

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Galfand Berger Managing Partner Appointed As Hearing Committee Member

Our firm is proud to announce Debra Jensen’s appointment as a Hearing Committee Member serving the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. The mission of the Disciplinary Board is to maintain the integrity of the legal profession as well as to uphold the reputation of the courts. Hearing Committee Members play an integral role in this process. The Hearing Member reviews disciplinary grievances filed against Pennsylvania attorneys.  The Member’s role is to determine an appropriate penalty for an[…]

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Workers’ Compensation Section Awards the 2019 Martha J. Hampton Award

On May 3rd, 2019 Patrice “Puddy” Toland received the Martha J. Hampton award. Each year the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association presents the award, which honors the memory of former Galfand Berger partner, Martha Hampton. Patrice Toland of Post & Schell, P.C., is this year’s honoree for exemplifying many of the qualities that Martha held dear: tirelessly striving to uphold the ideals of workers’ compensation law, practicing goodwill, and being compassionate. James Johnston, the firm’s CEO, says[…]

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Five Galfand Berger Attorneys Are 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

Galfand Berger is pleased to announce that four of our firm’s attorneys – Debra Jensen, Norman Weinstein, Arthur Bugay, and Richard Jurewicz – are 2019 Super Lawyer honorees.  A fifth attorney, Bradley Smith, received a 2019 Rising Star honor. What Are Super Lawyers and Rising Stars? Super Lawyers is a well-known rating service of attorneys across more than 70 different practice areas throughout the country. Each candidate must undergo a stringent and multi-part selection process, which includes: Nomination by lawyers[…]

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A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

A Message to Our Clients About Coronavirus COVID-19:

At Galfand Berger, LLP we view the safety and well-being of our clients, staff, and business partners as our highest priority.

Our offices are now open. Visits are by appointment only. And, per state, municipal and CDC guidelines, all visitors to our firm must wear masks.

We are happy to arrange for phone or video consultations.

Should you have any concerns regarding an upcoming meeting with us, please call our firm at (800) 222-8792.

Thank you and take care.