Debra A. Jensen

Debra A. Jensen: Attorney with Galfand Berger LLP
  • Managing Partner at Galfand Berger LLP
  • 1835 Market Street, Suite 2710, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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    4.1/5.0 (10)
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Biography

Debra Jensen has been selected five times to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers’ list, is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a Lifetime Charter member in Rue Ratings’ Best Attorneys of America, and a Senior Partner and Galfand Berger’s Managing Partner. As a Senior Partner at Galfand Berger, Debra contributes to the firm's core values and mission. And when her fellow partners unanimously elected her as Managing Partner in 1999, Debra became one of three women who were the top managing attorneys at Philadelphia law firms.

A Fellow in Temple University's Academy of Advocacy, Debra practices in the area of Medical Malpractice and Employment Law. She graduated with honors from Temple University School of Law where she earned her Juris Doctorate degree and also earned her Bachelor's degree with honors from Temple University.

Debra has been admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, the United States District Court, Eastern and Middle Districts, The Superior Court of Pennsylvania and the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She has served as an Arbitrator for the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and is a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PaAJ), the American Association for Justice (AAJ) and the National Employment Lawyers' Association.

Debra has a number of published opinions and the distinction of handling a landmark American with Disabilities Act case, which Debra argued - and won - before the full, En Banc, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, advancing the rights of workers to return to employment after disabling injuries.

Debra has also achieved significant results for her clients in the area of medical malpractice law, representing individuals and families who suffered catastrophic losses as a result of medical mistakes.

Debra is a frequent lecturer on subjects including nursing home abuse, medical malpractice and employment discrimination. She is also a contributing author to the firm's well-known publications "Workers' Rights to Workers' Compensation" and "Injured on the Job."

Debra also serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD). The LCD provides free legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Medical Malpractice
  • Labor and Employment
  • Products Liability
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
215-914-5529  Phone
1-800-222-USWA (8792)  Phone
www.galfandberger.com/attorneys/debra-jensen
University Attended:
Temple University, B.A., 1976
Law School Attended:
Temple University, J.D., 1980
Year of First Admission:
1981
Admission:
1981, Pennsylvania
Memberships:
Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations; Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association; Association of Trial Lawyers of America; Philadelphia Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; Pennsylvania Association for Justice; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania; Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Birth Information:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, February 4, 1954
Reported Cases:
Deane v. Pocono Medical Center, 142 F.3d 138 (3d Cir. 1998).
ISLN:
906172870
Hobbies & interests:
Serves on the Board of Directors of the Legal Clinic for the Disabled (LCD). The LCD provides free legal services to low-income people with physical disabilities in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery Counties, Pennsylvania.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

  • 4.1/5.0 (10 reviews)
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    4.1/5.0
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    4.1/5.0
  • Judgment

    4.1/5.0
  • Communication

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  • Legal Experience

    4.1/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/13/10 in Medical Malpractice

    I would have her represent me. She is a phenomenal attorney.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Partner on 11/08/10 in Medical Malpractice

    Debra is an excellent lawyer - skilled and compassionate. I would highly recommend her to others.

    Debra is an excellent lawyer - skilled and compassionate. I would highly recommend her to others. Read less

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