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Gabriella Hashem Farhat

Personal injury Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found

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About Gabriella

Learn Gabriella’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Car accidents, slip and fall, dog bites, wrongful death/survival, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, product defects.

  2. Car accident

  3. Workers compensation

  4. Wrongful death

  5. Motorcycle accident

I welcome the opportunity to meet you and help you with any of the following areas of practice in general civil litigation, which consists of personal injury matters, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, wrongful death/survival actions, workers’ compensation cases, social security mattersdog bites, medical malpractice and slip and fall incidents.  

I am active in my community and I enjoy assisting in numerous volunteer fund-raising events. I have sat on the PTO Executive Board of my daughter's school, and had been an active member of the Turks' Head Auxiliary of The Chester County Hospital.  I have also served on a number of occasions as a mentor to high school juniors through a prgoram that is sponsored by the Lancaster Chamber. It is comforting to know I am helping someone pave the way to a successful and healthy future.

As a managing partner of the Firm, our vision is to not only extend our best efforts to help our clients with their legal issues but to also give back to the community, participate in community-sponsored events, donate our time, efforts and funds whenever possible.

I am a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Millionn Dollar Advocates Forum and at various times, have served as a committee member of my local church. In my spare time, I enjoy traveling, reading, gourmet cooking,  studying foreign languages and spending quality time with my husband, daughter, family and friends.

I have been with Pyfer, Reese, Straub, Gray & Farhat, P.C. since September, 1986, and I became a shareholder in 1991. I have been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and I am a member of the Pennsylvania and Lancaster Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, and the American Bar Association. I may also appear before the United States Federal District Courts for both the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. I have also appeared before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.  I have served as co-chair of the Lancaster Workers' Compensation Section and sat as a panel member for a workers' compensation related presentation.

While attending law school, I always held a part-time job and served as a summer Law Clerk to both the Honorable Raymond Broderick and the Honorable Richard A. Powers, III, both of the U.S. Federal Courthouse, Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

I graduated with honors from Archbishop Carroll High School for Girls, Radnor, Pennsylvania. I placed second in the National Optometrist Orator's Contest and was a member of “Who's Who Among High School Students.” A Dean's List graduate of Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, I majored in Political Science and Modern Languages, with a Pre-Law concentration. I was President of the Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science National Honor Society, Secretary of the French Club, a member of the Basketball Club and the Villanova Pre-Law Society. I am a 1986 graduate of Villanova University School of Law where I participated in the Reimel Moot Court Competition and was a member of the Honor Board and the Environmental Law Society.

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Pyfer Reese Straub Gray & Farhat PC
128 North Lime Street
Lancaster, PA, 17602

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Posted by Melinda | May 9, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I can’t thank Gabriella enough for her help knowledge and making me feel comfortable such a pleasure to work with!!
Response from Gabriella Farhat May 13, 2024
Dear Melinda: So glad I was able to assist you through this process; and it was equally my pleasure to have worked with you!
Posted by Michael | January 12, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Gabriella helped me with a workers compensation case. She was very professional and friendly during this process. I would highly recommend her!
Response from Gabriella Farhat May 13, 2024
Thank you! Wonderful to read such a positive post.
Posted by Barb | September 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Pleasure to work with.
Many thanks to Miss Gabriella and staff for all they have done for me in the past. I, unfortunately, was in need of their services on more than one occasion and could not have been more pleased. Miss Gabriella and Miss Deb made me feel as though I were their most important and only client. Their dedication to me was much appreciated and will never be forgotten. Incredibly kind and honest.
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Response from Gabriella Farhat September 16, 2020
Dear Barb, you are most welcome! We are equally glad you reached out to us again. We will always welcome you as a client, whenever you are in need of our services. Our commitment and dedication to YOU is always a priority for us. We hope to cross paths again--when you need legal services again-- although we don't wish it upon you. Our humble thanks.
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Posted by Michael H | February 21, 2020
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Best attorney EVER!
After a serious tucking accident last year, it became evident early on, that I was in need of an experienced attorney who would help me negotiate through this  Workmans Compensation process- nightmare-  and upon an excellent recommendation from a colleague, promptly hired Gabriella. At my initial appointment with her, it became very obvious that not only did she know the workman compensation laws, but knew, in depth, the intricacies that governed each part of those same laws. In layman's terms, she knew what she was doing, knew how to do it, and how the implications of each would effect the outcome. My meetings with her, whether  in person, via phone, or email, were always productive and I was kept well informed at every step of the way. No stone was left unturned and nothing escaped her notice...I explain it as her being "as sharp as a tack". Her incredible hard work, determination, effective counsel, proved to be the power that ultimately shaped the outcome of case. Gabriella aggressively secured a settlement for me that was far greater than my expectations. In closing, I would like the reader to understand how she, Gabriella, used her knowledge and expertise to work for me, and with me, ultimately securing an unbelievable positive outcome. Her "rapid fire" responses and demands presented to the opposing attorney, left them very few options or "wiggle room" in defending their client. In all, I highly recommend this fine attorney for your workmans compensation case. Gabriella will work hard for you, as she did me. To her I say " many, many thanks. To you, the reader, choosing her to represent you, will ultimately result in positive outcomes.
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Response from Gabriella Farhat February 27, 2020
Dear Michael: With greatest gratitude for your input, thorough and detailed review. It was a pleasure working with you and for you-- and had the glorious honor to meet your equally charming spouse. When I work a case, I give it my all; and I am glad that it so translated in this instance. I welcome any other opportunity you may have to assist you in your legal matters--though hoping you would not be in need of any legal services. Humbly, Gabriella
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Posted by Bill | July 11, 2019
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I’m proud to say that our family, and friends have worked personally with Gabriella Farhat, and Law firm. She is not only a excellent lawyer that is up to date on new laws, also a sincere person, and also cares for the community. I value her ability, and would never hesitate to recommend her, or the Law Firm she is a partner of, to anyone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Response from Gabriella Farhat March 6, 2020
Bill, as always, it is a pleasure to work with you and your family and your friends on legal matters in my areas, such as personal injury, workers' compensation or social security. And yes, I certainly care about our community; glad to give back whenever possible. Thank you again for endorsing me and our Practice.
Posted by Charles Carroll | April 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
I contacted your Firm regarding an incident that I had and I talked to Attorney Gabriella H. Farhat and Paralegel Debra Brubaker and had meetings with both. They listened to what I had to say. I was confident they could handle the case and they contacted me throughout the case and kept me informed of its process and went out of their way to best help me. I felt very confident in them and was very satisfied with the outcome. I would highly recommend your Firm for any kind of legal matter.
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Response from Gabriella Farhat March 6, 2020
Mr. Carroll, we hope you are doing well. We wanted to follow up with you after the resolution of your injury matter. Debra and I send our regards; make sure to take good care of yourself. If you need any legal matter to be addressed in the future, we welcome you back. Kindest regards.
Posted by Dolores | January 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Very competent and kind Lawyer
Attorney Farhat handled my SSD case. Navigating through the Social Security process was stressful for me. After searching for a law firm to handle my case I met with Attorney Farhat , I knew right away she and her team were the right law firm to represent my case. She exuded integrity, knowledge and competency. She and her team were always approachable and kind. They made me feel extremely comfortable with the process and I trusted them completely. I would hire her again and anyone else in the Law firm without question.
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Response from Gabriella Farhat March 6, 2020
Dear Dolores, we hope that now time has passed after addressing and resolving your social security case, that you are no longer stressed about your situation; that there is calmness and your mind is "at ease". Your review is so much appreciated; and welcome the opportunity to work with you and for you-- such an appreciative client. Your words resonate with us; we are glad you would hire us again for any legal question. Kindest regards.
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Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2017
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I am pleased with her work!
I would highly recommend Gabriella Hashem Farhat as an attorney. I was in a car accident where I received a brain injury. She took care of all of my paperwork for me and allowed me to focus on healing. I was exceptionally pleased with the outcome and the peace of mind she provided me.
Response from Gabriella Farhat March 6, 2020
Thank you, thank you! I want to take this opportunity to thank YOU for having trust and confidence in my handling your personal injury matter. Certainly, suffering a brain injury is a very significant and trying time, that is draining; I hope my involvement took away the stress and worries, and allowed you to truly focus on "healing", as you put it. You are an exceptional person. Trusting there is now calmness in your life.
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Posted by Matthew | January 25, 2017
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Advocate. Professional. Caring. Gabriella Farhat
Trying to stay afloat, in a sea of questions and uncertainty, is exactly how I felt when I was injured and lost my job. Gabriella, and her team of professionals, pulled me out of a miserable situation and placed me back on solid ground. Gabriella took the time, whether it was by phone, in person, or via email, to answer any and all my questions I had. She also acted on my behalf, working with my former employer, the insurance company, and my physicians, to get me the best representation, financial security, and physical care anyone could ask for. I would recommend, without any reservations, Gabriella and her team. Because truth is, when your world dissolves around you, you need the best and that's what you get with Gabriella Farhat.
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Posted by Lorraine | January 19, 2016
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Great Attorney
I am very pleased with Gabriella Farhat, and her staff. Her experience, and knowledge from a workers perspective in workers compensation, with employers, and concurrent employers, is outstanding. I would recommend her Very Highly.
Response from Gabriella Farhat March 6, 2020
Lorraine, we often think of you here at the office; and think of the many, many ways you have shown your gratitude to me and to our Firm. Handling your workers' compensation matter was the best vehicle to get to know you as a person, a unique individual and great support system. Thanks for the very high recommendation title; and believe us, we rate you on the same level!
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Posted by Paula | February 19, 2013
Putting the pieces back together
When the world had fallen out from under me and nothing would go back the way it was Gabriella was there to help build a new world.She helped me stand on solid ground. She was there walking beside me for every step keeping me informed throughout the five years it took the case to settle. And when I needed a shoulder I could cry on someone to listen to me, to help put the pieces of me back together Gabriella was there to help. I have the utmost respect for Gabriella she was extremely professional and a pleasure to work with. I have recommend her others. Anyone lucky enough to have her as their attorney will not only get a great attorney but a wonderful person.
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Posted by Helen | January 6, 2012
Professional Services Review
Attorney Farhat is an excellent attorney. She was very respectful and took the time to explain any question that I had. When I had meetings with her she never rushed me thru. Very understanding. I would hire her again if need be. I would also recommend her and the law firm to others.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Pyfer Reese
  • 2013 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Raymond Broderick U.S. Federal Courthouse, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • 1985 - 1985
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable Richard A. Powers, III U.S. Federal Courthouse, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • 1984 - 1984


  • Villanova University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1982

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Defective Pretzel oven
  • Substantial confidential settlement reached
  • Dram shop, House explosion
  • Involved both a substantial confidential settlement reached and a trial that reaped a significant award
  • Workers' Compensation Cases
  • Varied- some proceed to mediation and resolution; others to decision, always in the best interest of the client


  • Lancaster County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • The Lancaster Chamber
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Mentoring Program of the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Women in Business Mentoring Program
  • Mentor
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Lancaster Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Co-chair
  • 1997 - 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Who's Who in Business Lancaster
  • Who's Who in Business Lancaster
  • 2013
  • Who's Who in Business Lancaster
  • Who's Who in Business Lancaster
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Monthly Meeting
  • Drafting Demand Letters for Personal Injury Cases
  • 2019
  • Employment Law Seminar
  • Workers' compensation
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (9)
Endorse Gabriella
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Gabriella is a very experienced and talented lawyer. She has an excellent reputation with the court and the insurance companies. She will be an aggressive representative for you and guide you through this difficult time."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gabriella is a experienced injury lawyer with a great record of helping clients get the compensation they are entitled to."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gabriella is a knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. Her experience and skill are apparent in her work and every interaction she has with clients and counsel alike."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Gabriella on a number of cases for close to twenty years. She is a dedicated advocate who cares deeply about her clients and has the highest level of competence in the law."
Workers compensation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Farhat is dedicated to her clients and does not back down from a challenge. She represents her clients in a professional manner and provides competent and honest advice."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gabriella is an outstanding attorney who works hard for her clients. She is an effective advocate in any setting, but particularly in Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation matters."
Personal injury Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Farhat is a fine lawyer and person. She handles cases in a thoroughly professional and conscientous manner."
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