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Michael W. McGurrin
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.
Attorney McGurrin 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.
Since 1947, Galfand Berger has stood on the side of injured workers, consumers and individuals. Our firm’s mission is unequivocal: to secure full and just compensation for people who have suffered injustices and injuries. We are a firm that puts our words into action not only in the courtroom but also in our community.
Galfand Berger, our Philadelphia personal injury attorneys, and our staff have a long history of giving back to the communities we serve. We are proud to support the vital work of many community organizations, legal clinics, and workers’ rights and labor groups.
Plus, our staff embodies the firm’s core values of volunteerism by donating their time, resources, and energy to crucial issues, like: breast cancer awareness, homelessness, poverty and hunger, student mentoring, community civic associations, and access to the legal system for the impoverished, disabled and needy.
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