Jerry Knafo attended Villanova University and graduated Magna Cum Laude, third in his major, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He then attended Temple University Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate degree. He received the Barrister's Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy while at Temple University Law School. Attorney Knafo also attended Wilkes University, where he graduated with honors and received his Master of Business Administration.
A Career Dedicated to Helping the Injured
He began practicing personal injury law in 1982 and founded Knafo Law Offices in 1993. Knafo has dedicated his career to helping the injured. Attorney Knafo is authorized to practice before the United States Supreme court, and he is a frequent lecturer to lawyers, students, and the community.
Accolades & Accomplishments
Listed in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys,10 Best in Client Satisfaction - 2017, 2018, and 2019.
Awarded the highest "Preeminent AV" rating by Martindale-Hubbell
Avvo Rated - "Superb" - 10.0
Voted "Best Attorney" - Morning Call Reader's Choice Awards 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.
Voted "Best of the Valley-Best Family Lawyer-Personal Injury" Lehigh Valley Magazine-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Board of Governors, PA Trial Lawyers Association (1987-2002)
Top 100 Trial Attorneys of Pennsylvania - 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019 - The American Trial Lawyers Association.
Former Chairman and Committee Member - Disciplinary Board Hearing Committee 4.02, PA Supreme Court (1992-1998) & (1999-2005)
Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy
President, Elite Lawyers of America - Gold Member
Memberships & Associations
Former Law and Paralegal Instructor at local colleges
Life Fellow, PA Bar Association
Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Who's Who Among American Lawyers
American Bar Association
American Association for Justice, Formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Diplomate of Trial Advocacy, American Association for Justice
Senior Counsel, 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