Jerry R. Knafo

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Allentown, PA

Knafo Law Offices LLC
 | 1409 Hausman Rd, Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-936-6493
Fax: 610-395-7776
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
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, LLC. He established the firm with the goal of providing high-quality legal services to the residents of Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton and the surrounding area. In the 35-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 Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University and his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his admission to the Pennsylvania Bar Association.  Thereafter, Knafo earned his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Wilkes University and his Masters Degree in Psychology (MS Psych) from the University of Phoenix.  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. In 2017, Knafo earned the "Silver Client Champion Award" from Martindale-Hubbell, an honor given to less than 1 percent of the legal community.

    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, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh.

    *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
    • 80%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 10%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Animal Bites, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 16 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Jerry Knafo

    Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

    Professional Webpage: http://www.knafo.com/attorneys/jerry-r-knafo-esq-/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Voted Best Personal Injury Lawyer in the annual Lehigh Valley Magazine survey for 2018., Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2018
    • Voted Best Family Lawyer., Reader’s Choice Awards, Morning Call , 2019
    • Voted Best Law Firm in the Lehigh Valley in the annual Lehigh Valley Magazine survey for 2018., Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2018
    • Voted best lawyer in the annual Morning Call Reader's Choice Awards survey - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018., Best Attorney-2017, Morning Call Newspaper Annual Reader's Choice Awards, 2018
    • Fewer than 1% of attorneys have achieved this honor bestowed by Martindale-Hubbell., Silver Client Champion Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2017
    • Voted Best Family Lawyer in the annual Lehigh Valley Magazine survey for 2017., Best Family Lawyer-2017, Lehigh Valley Magazine-Best of the Valley Survey, 2017
    • Selected Top 100 Litigation lawyer in the State of Pennsylvania for the Year, 2014
    • Voted - Morning Call Readers Choice Award - Best Attorney, 2014
    • Voted "Best Overall Attorney", "Best of the Valley", Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2013
    • "Superb 10.0 rating" from AVVO  , 2013
    • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards "Best Attorney" Winner., Reader's Choice Awards, 2013
    • Listed as "Pennsylvania Top 100 Trial Lawyer" by the National Trial Lawyers Organization, 2013
    • Central Penn Parent Magazine - Family Favorite Awards-2013 - Voted Best Family Attorney - Tied for 1st Place, 2013
    • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards - "Best Attorney" Winner, 2012
    • "Listed as Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Pennsylvania", The National Trial Lawyers, 2012
    • Voted "Best Family Law Attorney-Personal Injury", "Best of the Valley", Lehigh Valley Magazine, 2012
    • Superb 10.0 rating by AVVO, 2012
    • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards - "Best Attorney" Winner, 2011
    •  "Listed as Top 100 Trial Lawyers-Pennsylvania", The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • Morning Call Newspaper annual Reader's Choice Awards - "Best Attorney" Winner, 2010
    • Selected "Pennsylvania Top 100 Lawyer" by "theATLA.com", 2010
    • Who's Who Among American Lawyers
    • Selected "Pennsylvania Top 100 Lawyer" by "theATLA.com", 2009
    • Awarded the highest "Preeminent AV®" rating by Martindale-Hubbell

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy.  1992-present., 1992
    • Civil Pretrial Practice Law Certification.  National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2017 to present., 2017
    • Diplomat - AAJ - 2008 to present., 2008

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • The Best Lawyers in America, 2019. US News and World Report., 2019
    • Pennsylvania Top 10 Attorney-Personal Injury Law.  Attorney and Practice Magazine. , 2019
    • Life Fellow, Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Senior Counsel, The College of Master Advocates and Barristers
    • American Association for Justice
    • Senior Counsel, American Board of Barristers
    • Litigation Counsel of America
    • Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • United States Supreme Court
    • Lehigh County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • President of the Elite Lawyers of America-Gold Member., 2001
    • Member, Academy of Advocacy
    • Diplomat of Trial Advocacy, American Association for Justice
    • Northampton County Bar Association

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Speaker at CLE seminar for lawyers and paralegals - December, 2018., Speaker, MS PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations, National Business Institute, Lawyers, Paralegals, 2018
    • Author and lecturer - Microsoft Office PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations at the December 8, 2017 National Business Insitute seminar entitled "Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Office and Adobe for Lawyers.", Author/Speaker, MS PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations, National Business Institute, 2017
    • "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 to present., 2019
    • Judge of Elections, South Whitehall Township 8th District - Re-elected to 4-year term., 2018

    Educational Background:

    • Villanova University, Business Administration, (BS) Magna Cum Laude, 1979
    • Temple University School of Law (JD), 1982
    • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Certification in Applied Business Analytics., 2020
    • Wilkes University, Masters in Business Administration (MBA), 1991
    • University of Phoenix. Masters Degree Psychology (MsPsych)., 2020

    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
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    Office Location for Jerry R. Knafo

    1409 Hausman Rd
    Allentown, PA 18104

    Phone: 610-936-6493

    Fax: 610-395-7776

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    Last Updated: 8/19/2020

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