Jerry R. Knafo

Top rated personal injury attorney in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Knafo Law Offices LLC
Jerry R. Knafo
Knafo Law Offices LLC

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Medical malpractice, Products liability; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1982

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, French

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023
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Knafo Law Offices LLC

1409 Hausman Rd
Allentown, PA 18104 Visit website

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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. Knafo has also received certification from Harvard University Business School in negotiation mastery, Massachusetts Institute of Technology in applied business analytics, and from Yale University in Ethical Business practices.

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

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff, Personal injury - products: 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, Medical malpractice, Birth injury

  • 80% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - medical malpractice: plaintiff
  • 10% Personal injury - products: plaintiff

First Admitted: 1982, Pennsylvania

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

Educational Background:
  • Villanova University, Business Administration, (BS) Magna Cum Laude, 1979
  • Temple University School of Law (JD), 1982
  • Harvard University Business School, Negotiation  Mastery certification. , 2020
  • Yale University School of Management, Leading an Ethical Business certification., 2021
  • 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
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Judge of Elections, South Whitehall Township 8th District - Re-elected to 4-year term., 2021
  • Chairman, Lehigh County Arbitration Panel 1080 (2009 to present)., 2021
  • Member - 100 Million Club., 2020
  • Judge of Elections, South Whitehall Township 8th District - Re-elected to 4-year term., 2018
Honors/Awards:
  • Voted best personal injury lawyer by the readers of the Morning Call Newspaper., Best Personal Injury Lawyer, Morning Call Newspaper, 2021
  • Voted best general practitioner by the voters in the Morning Call reader’s choice awards., Voted best general practice attorney , Morning Call Newspaper , 2020
  • 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
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Knafo was the featured speaker at this virtual one-hour seminar., Presenter, PowerPoint Tips and Tricks, National Business Institute (NBI), 2021
  • Speaker at CLE seminar for lawyers and paralegals - December, 2018., Speaker, MS PowerPoint for Courtroom and Client Presentations, National Business Institute, Paralegals, Lawyers, 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
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • Board-Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy  (1992-present)., 2021
  • Civil Pretrial Practice Law Certification.  National Board of Trial Advocacy (2017 to present)., 2021
  • Diplomat - AAJ - 2008 to present., 2021
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Presiding Judge. 2022 Pennsylvania High School Mock Trial Championship., 2022
  • Legal Advisory Board Member - Lehigh County Community College Paralegal Program., 2021
  • Presiding Judge - Northeast Regional Law School Trial Advocacy Competition., 2021
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2022. US News and World Report., 2022
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2021. US News and World Report., 2021
  • President of the Elite Lawyers of America-Gold Member., 2021
  • Chairman - Lehigh County Arbitration Panel 1080 (2009 - present)., 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2020. US News and World Report., 2020
  • 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
  • Member, Academy of Advocacy
  • Diplomat of Trial Advocacy, American Association for Justice
  • Northampton County Bar Association
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: 610-936-6493

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19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2023

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