Arthur Bugay is a Partner in the law firm of Galfand Berger. After obtaining his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Economics from Temple University, he attended Temple Law School, graduating with honors. Arthur also has two Master of Law degrees from Temple University, one in Taxation and the other in Trial Advocacy. Arthur’s practice areas include Products’ Liability, Construction Accident litigation, Personal Injury litigation, Negligent Security and Employment law.
Arthur is admitted before the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Supreme Courts, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bar Associations, the Philadelphia Bar Association, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers’ Association. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Advocacy, serves on the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and on the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Exceptional Child Committee. He is “AV” rated as an attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. Arthur is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates’ Forum and was selected to the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list, an honor only given to the top 5% of more than 34,000 Pennsylvania lawyers.
In June 2012, Arthur received the George F. Douglas, Jr., Amicus award from the Pennsylvania Association for Justice. This award is given to a Pennsylvania trial attorney in recognition of his or her exceptional accomplishments and excellence in litigation and advocacy before Pennsylvania’s highest courts.
In addition to his work in the firm’s Personal Injury Department, Arthur is an advocate for disabled and injured children and for the elderly, the latter focusing upon nursing home negligence. He is an active volunteer for the indigent and has been honored with the Award for Outstanding Service by the Consumer Bankruptcy Assistance Project. He provides volunteer legal services for the Legal Clinic for the Disabled. Arthur also has taught economics at Temple University and economics and business law at Moravian College. Arthur currently teaches Products Liability law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Arthur has served on the Board of Directors for the Disabilities Rights Network of Pennsylvania, a non-profit statewide public interest civil rights law firm that provides legal assistance and other services to individuals with disabilities.
Arthur is a member of the Shawmont Running Club. He has run several marathons to raise money for the American Diabetes Association, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and for the ALS Association of Philadelphia. In 2009, he was Pennsylvania’s regional top fundraiser for the American Diabetes Association and completed the Lake Placid Ironman, a 140.6 mile triathlon, as a charitable event for this non-profit charity. In 2012, Arthur created “Miles for Melissa” as part of his fundraising efforts for the ALS Association and to track his training for the “Chesapeake Man,” another 140.6 mile triathlon event for non-profit fundraising.
Licensed since 1991
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|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|George F. Douglas, Jr. Amicus Curiae Award||Pennsylvania Association for Justice||2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|New Jersey State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Association For Justice||Member||N/A|
|Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly||The Future of Pennsylvania Products Liability as Applied by Federal and State Courts: Covell v. Bell Spots, Inc.||2012|
|Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly||Pennsylvania Products Liability at the Crossroads: Bugosh, Barrier and the Restatement (Third) of Torts||2010|
|Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly||Product Liability Developments Under the New Pennsylvania Evidence Rules and Recent Litigation||2006|
|Exceptional Child Conference, Harrisburg, PA||Protecting Your Child's Educational and Civil Rights||2004|
|Pennsylvania Bar Quarterly||Civil Prosecution for Criminal Harm: Apportionment of Fault in Inadequate Security Cases||2004|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1991|
|Economics from Temple University||Economics||MA - Masters||1988|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Taxation||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Trial Advocacy||LL.M - Master of Laws||N/A|