Michael McGurrin is a Senior Partner at the law firm of Galfand Berger. After receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Buffalo State College, Mike performed an Assistantship in Sociology at the University of Denver. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Denver in 1990 receiving the Howard Jenkins, Jr. award in Labor Law.
Mike’s practice areas include Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, Employment Discrimination, and Labor Law. And, he is the Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Department at Galfand Berger. Mike represents clients before Workers’ Compensation Judges, the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Board and the Commonwealth Court. His labor practice includes representing unions in all labor matters and forums, including: collective bargaining, grievances and arbitrations, the National Labor Relations Board, and federal court.
In 2015, Mike became one of only 20 attorneys certified that year as a specialist in the practice of Workers’ Compensation by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
He is a member of the National Employee Lawyers Association, the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), and the Pennsylvania Bar Association. He is a frequent lecturer on Workers’ Compensation, Employment Discrimination and Labor Law issues.
Mike also co-authored and edited the most recent edition of Galfand Berger’s book, Workers’ Rights to Workers’ Compensation. This handy book concisely explains injured workers’ rights and responsibilities under the Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act. It was written with the hope all injured workers in Pennsylvania will receive the rights promised them by the Workers’ Compensation Act. Click here for a free copy of Workers’ Rights to Workers’ Compensation.
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation||Pennsylvania Bar Association, Workers' Compensation Section||2015|
|Partner||Galfand Berger, LLP||1991 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Association for Justice||Member||N/A|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee||Member||N/A|
|Workers' Rights to Workers' Compensation||Workers' Rights to Workers' Compensation||2015|
|University of Denver Sturm College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|State University of New York, College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)||BS - Bachelor of Science||1983|
Posted by P.X.
July 25, 2018