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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Publishes an Article for Berks County Bar Association


Are MDJs, CCP Judges and Court Administrators Required to Provide Interpreters? By: Gabriela Raful, Esq.^ The number of United States residents who are deemed to be Limited English Proficient (LEP) has substantially increased in the recent decades. A (LEP) person is one who does not speak English as his or her primary language, and who has limited ability to read, write, speak, or understand the English language. According to the Migration Policy Institute, as of 2011, LEP individuals represented nine[…]


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Richard Jurewicz Again Selected to The Best Lawyers In America


Galfand Berger, LLP is proud to announce that Senior Partner Rick Jurewicz has been named in the 23rd edition as one of The Best Lawyers in America for his success in the fields of personal injury and products liability law. The Best Lawyers in America’s peer-reviewed listings are published in more than 65 countries. In their 23rd edition, over 54,900 attorneys who work in more than 140 practice areas were evaluated by a rigorous process; a process that entails over[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorneys Inducted Into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel


The National Association of Distinguished Counsel recently chose Debra A. Jensen, Peter M. Patton, Richard M. Jurewicz and Michael P. Malvey, attorneys at Galfand Berger, LLP as members of the 2016 Nation’s Top One Percent. The “Nation’s Top Attorneys” award is comprised of less than 1% of all practicing attorneys in the US. The NADC is a prestigious, professional organization that prides itself on the promotion of superior standards of legal excellence. The membership and award selection process is long[…]


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Attorney Richard M. Jurewicz Accepts Membership To Lawyers Of Distinction


Richard M. Jurewicz, Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, LLP has accepted membership to the Lawyers of Distinction, an organization that recognizes high-achieving, skillful attorneys in the United States. Selection to the Lawyers of Distinction is by nomination or invitation only. Membership to the LOD is extended to only 10% of all attorneys nationwide. Lawyers of Distinction is an organization that is made up of the top 10% of lawyers in the United States. In order to become a member, an[…]


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Attorney Gabriela Raful: Featured Speaker at Berks County Bar Association


Galfand Berger, LLP Attorney Gabriela Raful was recently featured as a keynote speaker at the Berks County Bar Association. Gabby’s speech focused primarily on issues of Workers’ Rights. She spoke about employment rights, how to report problems or issues at work, the rights of immigrant workers and also detailed resources and services that can be of aid throughout the state of Pennsylvania. Gabby practices personal injury, Workers’ Compensation, products liability and Social Security law. While in law school, she participated[…]


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Galfand Berger Attorney Bradley Smith Wins Award for Essay Submitted to the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers 2015 Competition


Bradley Smith, an Associate Attorney at Galfand Berger, LLP, was recently awarded the first prize in a prestigious writing competition for the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Brad’s essay, entitled “Holding a Square Peg and Choosing Between Two Round Holes: the Challenge Workers’ Compensation Law Faces with Uber and the Sharing Economy” details the issues that arise when a worker can neither be classified as a direct employee nor as an independent contractor.  One big idea that the essay tackles[…]


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Philadelphia Products Liability Lawyer Affirms Landmark Verdict


Galfand Berger partner Arthur Bugay filed a successful Friend of the Court Brief for the Pennsylvania Association of Justice (PaAJ) in a landmark products liability case preserving a $6.2 million dollar verdict for a widow whose husband was killed when his car’s airbag failed to deploy during a car accident, rendering him paralyzed.  In Cancelleri v. Ford Motor Co., the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed this verdict and, in so doing, preserved case law favorable to victims of defective and dangerous[…]


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Peter Patton Accepts Membership to ASLA for 2016


Peter Patton, Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, LLP has accepted membership to the American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) as a Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Pennsylvania for the fourth consecutive year.  Selection to the ASLA is by invitation-only and this exclusive honor is awarded to less than 1.5% of lawyers nationwide. Mr. Patton’s selection to the ASLA is a testament to his 30 years of successful trial experience, his commitment to community engagement and his exemplary professional standards. Galfand[…]


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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers Contribute to Legal Treatise on Traumatic Brain Injuries


Philadelphia personal injury lawyers, Gabriela Raful and Richard Jurewicz, of Galfand Berger have written chapters for The ABA Medical-Legal Guide: Head Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers. This legal treatise goes into detail on the law and intricacies associated with traumatic brain injuries. Rick Jurewicz penned Chapter 21: “Traumatic Brain Injury — A Plaintiff’s Perspective,” which outlines the laws and potential issues a plaintiff may face during the healing and legal process of a traumatic brain injury. Gabriela Raful wrote[…]


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Galfand Berger Achieves 2016 Top-Ranked Law Firm Award


Philadelphia personal injury law firm, Galfand Berger, LLP is honored to announce that it is again a Martindale-Hubbell® U.S. Top Ranked Law Firm. Our attorneys are proud to be acknowledged by this distinction, as it reflects on Galfand Berger’s integrity, proficiency and competence as a leading Philadelphia injury law firm. Galfand Berger, LLP is proud to be recognized multiple years by the organization and is honored to have our dedicated team of attorneys on staff recognized for their hard work[…]


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