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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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Attorney Gabriela Raful Discusses Auto Accidents and Auto Insurance on BCTV

On October 7, 2015 Galfand Berger attorney, Gabriela Raful, appeared on BCTV to discuss Auto Accidents and Auto Insurance. BCTV is a News Station Serving Berks County and Reading Pennsylvania. Gabby discussed what to do in the event of an auto accident, including: notify the police immediately get the contact information and insurance of the other driver obtain the names and addresses of witnesses seek medical attention notify your doctor and insurance company document the damage to your car Gabby[…]

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Favorite Firm Recipes

Twice a year, our Galfand Berger family joins together for a potluck luncheon to celebrate the arrival of Spring and the bounty of Fall.   Each person brings in a dish to share.  Several members of our Galfand Berger family are known for favorite dishes that we devour!  We thought we would share two of them with you.  In future issues of In Brief, we will share some others: Marisol Cruz joined our firm nearly 25 years ago.  Fresh out of[…]

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Firm: Notable Recoveries for 2015

Fighting For You Since 1947, Galfand Berger has been a voice for injured workers, consumers and individuals.  We are proud of the many recoveries we’ve made for our clients this year.  While these recoveries will never make our clients whole, they help calm some of the medical, emotional and economic turmoil that a devastating injury brings with it.  Below are just a sampling of our firm recoveries: Rick Jurewicz obtained a $5 million recovery for the family of a man[…]

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Galfand Berger Long-Time Employee to Retire

Happy Retirement! As new faces join Galfand Berger, we also are saying goodbye to our long-time friend and employee, Sherry Houston.  Sherry joined our firm in 2000 as a paralegal in our Workers’ Compensation Department.  She will retire in January.  Sherry has been a calming and helpful voice for so many Galfand Berger clients.  We will miss talking with Sherry every day but share her joy as she begins this next chapter in her life.  Happy retirement, Sherry!  

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Firm Welcomes New Associates

Welcome Aboard! Galfand Berger is pleased to welcome our newest Associate Attorney,  Brad Smith to the firm. Brad joined Galfand Berger last year as a law clerk and became an associate with our firm after graduating from the Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law. Early on, we knew that Brad embraced our firm’s mission of helping injured workers, consumers and individuals. While he was still a law student, Brad wrote an award-winning essay titled “Pennsylvania’s Mental Lapse: A History of[…]

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