Gabriela G. Raful

Gabriela G. Raful

Galfand Berger, LLP
  • Workers' Compensation, Employment Law, Personal Injury...
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

Gabby graduated magna cum laude from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Political Sciences and Paralegal Studies. She earned her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law. While at law school, she was a member and then the president of the International Law Society. During her last two years of law school, Gabriela participated in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court competition and she received an award for best brief. At Widener, Gabriela was the recipient of the Pamela K Karpouzis Memorial Scholarship Award and the Paul Isaac Leiter Memorial Scholarship Award.

As a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she is fluent in Spanish. By working with the Hispanic population in their native language, they do not have to worry about the language and cultural barrier, and can be confident they are getting the legal service they need.

Gabriela is passionate about immigrant rights and the injured worker. In 2006, she was part of the five-member committee that organized a ‘Day without an Immigrant’ march in Reading, PA, where more than 3,000 people attended and rallied for an immigration reform. She continues to help immigrants by representing indigent migrants pro bono.

Gabby is active with the Berks County Bar Association, where she sits on the Board of Directors and serves as Co-chair of the Minority Law Section. The section/committee’s purpose is to promote full and equal participation of minorities in the justice system in general and to identify issues minorities are facing within the judicial system and find solutions for the same. Additionally, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court appointed Gabby to be part of the Monitoring & Evaluation Team of the Language Access Advisory Group for the Unified Judicial System [UJS] of Pennsylvania. In her role, Gabby assist with overseeing the implementation of the Statewide plan and evaluates its effectiveness.

Education
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
J.D. (2012)
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Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
B.S. (2008)
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Professional Experience
Associate
Galfand Berger, LLP
- Current
Paralegal
Weinstein, Schleifer & Kupersmith, PC
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Are MDJs, CCP Judges and Court Administrators Required to Provide Interpreters?
Berks County Bar Association
The ABA Medical-Legal Guides: Head Contributor, Trauma and Brain Injury for Lawyers
ABA Journal
Awards
Pamela K. Karpouzis Memorial Scholarship Award
Widener University School of Law
Paul Isaac Leiter Memorial Scholarship Award
Widener University School of Law
Professional Associations
State Bar of Pennsylvania # 314379
Member
Current
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Pennsylvania Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
Current
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BERKS COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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Pennsylvania
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Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Social Security Disability
Additional Practice Areas
  • Auto Accidents
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Medical Device and Pharmaceutical Litigation
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Galfand Berger, LLP
Blog
Galfand Berger, LLP Blog
Contact & Map
Philadelphia Office
1835 Market Street, Suite 2710
Philadelphia, PA 19103
USA
Telephone: (215) 665-1600
USW Local 6996 Hall
1251 N. Front Street
Reading, PA 19601
USA
Telephone: (484) 577-4049
Reading Office
29 North Sixth Street
Reading, PA 19601
USA
Telephone: (610) 376-1696
Lancaster Office
1525 Oregon Pike, Suite 502
Lancaster, PA 17601
USA
Telephone: (717) 824-3376
Allentown-Bethlehem Office
3477 Corporate Pkwy, Suite 100
Center Valley, PA 18034
USA
Telephone: (610) 865-4212