With well over 160 million dollars in verdicts and settlements to his credit, Rick Jurewicz handles Galfand Berger’s catastrophic product liability,construction accidents and automobile cases. As a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer every year since 2004, Rick is recognized by his adversaries and opponents as an extremely skilled trial attorney who zealously represents his clients’ rights. Rick has been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Top 100 lawyer’s list, an honor limited to only 100 out of Pennsylvania’s nearly 34,000 lawyers! So, it comes as no surprise that Rick was also selected to the category of top 100 Philadelphia attorneys.
Rick has been responsible for achieving some of the largest recoveries and verdicts in Galfand Berger’s history. Such notable results include a confidential $36 million dollar settlement for three workers in a furnace explosion, $12 and $8 million dollar settlements for two paraplegic construction workers, and $10 million and $5 million dollar recoveries for burn injury victims, a 6 million dollar recovery for an ATV accident that left a child blind and a 5 million dollar recovery for a steelworker crushed to death
Rick is a Senior Partner having been with Galfand Berger since 1984. He graduated with distinction from Penn State University and received his Juris Doctorate from Temple University School of Law in 1983. Following graduation, he started his legal career serving a judicial clerkship with the Honorable James T. McDermott of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. After finishing his judicial clerkship, Rick came to Galfand Berger to begin a career as a trial attorney in the firm’s litigation department.
Rick is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is also one of 100 Pennsylvania attorneys inducted into the Outstanding Lawyers of America. And, in 2011 and 2012, Rick was included in The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers – Pennsylvania. Rick is also listed in Best Lawyers in America, an honor given to only 55,000 of the nearly 1.3 million lawyers in the United States. He is a Lifetime Charter Member in the Best Attorneys of America
Rick has received an “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating an attorney can receive. Rick is a fellow member of the American Academy of Trial Counsel, which membership is comprised of less than 1% of all attorneys in the United States. He has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, United States District Court for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. He has served as an Arbitrator for both the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Rick is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PaAJ), American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the Jagiellonian Law Society. Additionally, Rick is listed in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for Product Liability.
Rick has had numerous published opinions on cases he has handled. He is the author of several articles on product liability, product safety and construction litigation and has lectured on such topics as products liability, construction litigation and hand injury cases . He is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum having obtained numerous million dollar verdicts and settlements for his clients.
Rick is co-founder and was past President of Kids’ Chance of Pennsylvania, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to children.
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Peter Munsing, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Rick is an extremely inventive, knowledgeable product liability litigator, skilled in the courtroom and in the courts of appeals. He has a wealth of experience at all stages of litigation, and is a sharp, aggressive representative for his clients!
Vincent Quatrini, Workers compensation Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I endorse this lawyer's work. Rick was a presenter for me in a Medicine for Lawyers seminar. His presentation was articulate, precise, and informative. Rick is a zealous advocate for his clients. He does his homework. He is always prepared. He has a very affable personality which, I believe contributes to his success in the courtroom.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Membership by Nomination||Lawyers of Distinction||2016|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2013|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2012|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2012|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer- Top 100||Law & Politics Magazine||2009|
|Super lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2008|
|Super lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2007|
|Super lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2006|
|Super lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2005|
|Super lawyer||Law & Politics Magazine||2004|
|Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Advocacy||National Board of Trial Advocacy.||1999|
|Invited Member||Million Dollar Advocates Forum||N/A|
|Judge Pro Tem||Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas||2005 - Present|
|Law Clerk||Pennsylvania Supreme Court||1983 - 1984|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Trial Counsel||Member||2007 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Jacobini v V & O Press Company||N/A|
|Petree v Victor Fluid Power||N/A|
|Jack and Tammie Zimmerman v Baker-Perkins, Inc||N/A|
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|ABA Medical-Legal Guide||Traumatic Brain Injury - A Plaintiff's Perspective||2016|
|Trial Journal of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America||Effective Discovery in Construction Litigation||2001|
|The Barrister||Overview of a Products Case||1999|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||The Statutory Employer Defense in Pennsylvania Third Party Actions||1997|
|The Philadelphia Lawyer||A license To Kill||1997|
|Philaposh||Designing Machines Safely||1992|
|Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1983|
|Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)||Adminstration of Justice||Bachlor of Science||1980|
|Philadelphia Bar Association||Litigating the Upper Extremity Injury Case||2006|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Safeguarding Industrial Products||2001|
|Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association||Defeating the Statutory Employer Defense in Pennsylvania||1997|