Hon. Abraham Gafni

Abraham J. Gafni has mediated or
arbitrated over 2500 cases since he joined
ADR Options in 1994. He handles complex
cases in the areas of: professional negligence,
employment, commercial, personal injury,
product liability, insurance coverage and other
types of civil cases.
2001 Market Street, Suite 1100
Two Commerce Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7044
Phone: 800-364-6098
Judge Gafni retired in 1994 from the Court of
Common Pleas of Philadelphia County after
17 years of service. He is a Professor of Law
at Villanova University teaching courses in
Evidence, Dispute Resolution, Negotiation
and Mediation and Trial Practice. He was
the President of the Arbitration Tribunal of
the International Commission on Holocaust
Era Insurance Claims and was Chairman of
the Governor’s Task Force on the Medical
Malpractice Insurance Crisis. Judge Gafni has
authored more than 60 articles on ADR Practice
and Procedure and was the recipient of the
Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Francis Bacon
Award for contributions in the field of ADR. He
has appeared in Best Lawyers in America in the
fields of Arbitration and Mediation since 2005,
and in 2013 received its award as Philadelphia's
"Lawyer of the Year" in the field of Arbitration.
Judge Gafni is a 1963 graduate of Harvard
Law School. He was also an attorney with the
Securities and Exchange Commission and a law
clerk to the Honorable J. Sydney Hoffman of the
Superior Court.
Please call us at (215) 564-1775 to submit your case for Judge Gafni.