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Furia Named 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
May 14, 2007
Richard F. Furia, Esq., partner of Furia and Turner was named a 2007 Pennsylvania Super Lawyer

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Richard F. Furia , Esquire (Deceased)

For more than 30 years, Richard F. Furia practiced within the context of the solo or small firm handling both criminal and civil, plaintiff and defense matters. He was the founding and managing partner of Furia and Turner until his untimely passing in 2011, limiting his practice to plaintiffs' personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, probate and trust law, real estate, workers' compensation, and other administrative litigation.

Richard received his bachelor's degree (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1967; he then attended Temple University School of Law and received his J.D. (cum laude) in 1971. Since 1985, he was an AV Rating from Martindale-Hubble and had been included in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers since 1997.

In 2006, Richard was named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer® and was featured in the June 2006 Philadelphia Magazine as a top lawyer in Pennsylvania. He was chosen by his peers as being among the best in the profession. Law & Politics Media conducted the research and surveys. The list of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® includes the top five percent of the Pennsylvania Bar in all fields of practice.

Court Admissions

  • All Courts of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Philadelphia Bar Association Involvement

  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Bar Association (2002 to 2011)
  • Board of Governors, VIP (Volunteers for the Indigent Program) (2002 to 2011)
  • Co-Chair: Solo and Small Firm Committee (2001 to 2009)
  • Professional Guidance Committee (1990 to 2011)
  • Professional Responsibility Committee (1990 to 2011)
  • Business Law Section (1990 to 2011)
  • Probate and Trust Law Section (1980 to 2011)
  • Real Property Section (1980 to 2011)
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation, Hamilton Circle
  • Philadelphia Bar Foundation "200 for the 200th" Fundraiser

Pennsylvania Bar Association Involvement

  • Civil Litigation Section
  • Corporation Banking and Business Law Section
  • Probate and Trust Law Section
  • Solo and Small Firm Practice Section

American Bar Association Involvement

  • General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section
  • Law Practice Management Section
  • Torts and Insurance Practice Section
  • Litigation Section
  • Committee on Products, General Liability, and Consumer Law
  • Trial Techniques Committee

Italian Association Professional Activities

The Justinian Society

  • Chancellor (1996 to 1998)
  • Board Member (1984 to 2011)
  • Board Member: The Justinian Foundation (1996 to 2011)

Order Sons of Italy in America

  • National Orator (1999 to 2003)
  • National Chairman: By-Law Committee (1999 to 2003)
  • President: PA Commission for Social Justice (1995 to 1999)
  • National Secretary: Commission for Social Justice (1995 to 1999)
  • Lodge Orator: Ivy Ridge Lodge #251 (1991 to 1999)

National Italian American Foundation, Counsel of 1000

Professional and Civic Memberships and Awards

  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and American Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Pennsylvania Defense Institute
  • Brehon Law Society
  • Board of Governors, The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia
  • Tau Epsilon Rho Law Society
  • John Peter Zenger Law Society
  • Russell Conwell Society, Temple Univ. School of Law
  • The Amici Society — Center for Italian Studies, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bravi Circle’s Advisory Board, Opera Company of Philadelphia (2003 to present)
  • Barnes Society of the Barnes Foundation
  • Free Library of Philadelphia (Conservator)
  • Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
  • The Pennsylvania Society
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art
  • The Union League
  • Valley Forge Audubon Society
  • The Millay Club Alumni Achiever Award from Southeast Catholic/Bishop Neumann/Saint John Neumann High School Alumni in 2000

 

 

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