Jerry R. Knafo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Allentown, PA

Knafo Law Offices LLC
 | 1409 Hausman Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-432-2221
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Jerry R. Knafo is the founder of Knafo Law Offices. He established his firm with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to the residents of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the surrounding area. In the 30-plus years that he has been practicing law, Mr. Knafo's reputation as an aggressive personal injury attorney has made him one of the most highly respected lawyers in Pennsylvania. He focuses his personal injury practice on representing clients who need assistance with insurance claims or who are suffering because of the following:

• Auto, motorcycle and truck accidents
• Slips and falls
• Work-related injuries
• Medical malpractice
• Dog bites
• Construction accidents

Mr. Knafo began practicing law in Pennsylvania in 1982 after earning his Juris Doctor from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar Association. In the years that have passed since he began his legal career, he has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, and he has earned recognition for his abilities as a trial lawyer. He is listed as AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell and holds a "Superb" Avvo rating.

Attorney Knafo is an active member of both his local community and the legal community. He is a member of a multitude of legal associations on local, state and national levels, many of which regularly request his services as a guest speaker. He taught legal courses at three Eastern Pennsylvania colleges and developed curriculum for continuing legal education courses. He proudly serves clients across Eastern Pennsylvania from his eight office locations in Orefield, Allentown, Easton/Palmer, Whitehall, Reading, Lancaster, Bethlehem and Lehighton.

*AV-Preeminent and BV-Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%)

Personal Injury - Products (10%)

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (10%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 13 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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About Jerry Knafo

Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

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Honors and Awards:

  • Selected Top 100 Litigation lawyer in the State of Pennsylvania for the Year, 2014
  • Voted - Morning Call Readers Choice Award - Best Attorney, 2014
  • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards "Best Attorney" Winner., Reader's Choice Awards, 2013
  • "Superb 10.0 rating" from AVVO  , 2013
  • Central Penn Parent Magazine - Family Favorite Awards-2013 - Voted Best Family Attorney - Tied for 1st Place, 2013
  • Listed as "Pennsylvania Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers Organization, 2013
  • Voted "Best Overall Attorney", "Best of the Valley", Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2013
  • "Listed as Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Pennsylvania", The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
  • Superb 10.0 rating by AVVO, 2012
  • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards - "Best Attorney" Winner, 2012
  • Voted "Best Family Law Attorney-Personal Injury", "Best of the Valley", Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2012
  •  "Listed as Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Pennsylvania", The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards - "Best Attorney" Winner, 2011
  • Selected "Pennsylvania Top 100 Lawyer" by "", 2010
  • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards - "Best Attorney" Winner, 2010
  • Selected "Pennsylvania Top 100 Lawyer" by "", 2009
  • Awarded the highest "Preeminent AV®" rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Who's Who Among American Lawyers

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Diplomat - AAJ, 2008

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President of the Elite Lawyers of America, 2001
  • Diplomat of Trial Advocacy, American Association for Justice
  • Life Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
  • Senior Counsel, American Board of Barristers
  • Member, Academy of Advocacy
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • United States Supreme Court

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • "Serving as an Arbitrator in Northampton County-What's My Role?" Young Lawyer's Division. 2013 Continuing Legal Education Lunch Lecture Series, October 2, 2013, Speaker

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Chairman, Lehigh County Arbitration Panel 1080, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Wilkes University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), 1991
  • Villanova University, Business Administration, (BS) Magna Cum Laude, 1979

Industry Groups

  • American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • American Board Of Professional Disability Consultants
  • Civil Justice Foundation
  • College Of Master Advocates And Barristers
  • Elite Lawyers Of America
  • Lehigh County Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel Of America
  • Million Dollar Advocates
  • Northampton County Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Association For Justice
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Roscoe Pound Foundation
  • Office Location for Jerry R. Knafo

    1409 Hausman Rd
    Allentown, PA 18104

    Phone: 610-432-2221


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