Jerry Knafo is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Villanova University where he ranked third in his Business Administration major. He obtained his law degree from Temple University School of Law earning recognition for his trial skills by receiving the Barrister’s Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy. Attorney Knafo has a Master’s Degree in business administration (MBA) and a Master’s Degree in Psychology (MsPsych). Knafo has obtained certifications from Harvard University in Negotiation Mastery, Yale University in leading an ethical business, and MIT in Applied Business Analytics.
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, 2018, 2019, 2020.
American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys,10 Best in Client Satisfaction - 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.
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, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
Voted "Best of the Valley-Best Family Lawyer-Personal Injury" Lehigh Valley Magazine-2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.
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, 2018, 2019, 2020 - 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
Senior Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America