Charles J. Galvin was born and raised in Northeast Philadelphia. He graduated from Archbishop Ryan High School in 1990, and earned his B.S. from the University of Scranton in 1994. Mr. Galvin graduated from Widener Law School in 1997. Mr. Galvin is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Pennsylvania. Mr. Galvin has been a member of several professional associations, including the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and Pennsylvania Association for Justice. He has also been a member of the American Association for Justice’s Nursing Home Litigation Group.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Galvin served as law clerk to the Honorable Albert W. Sheppard (deceased), in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. After his clerkship, Mr. Galvin was an insurance defense lawyer for almost seven years. Since that time, Mr. Galvin has been representing people who have suffered serious injuries and death as a result of negligence involving nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospitals, car accidents, slip and falls, trip and falls, and products liability.
Mr. Galvin concentrates much of his practice on representing the families of nursing home and ALF residents who have suffered neglect and abuse. Nursing home neglect usually occurs in the form of pressure sores, falls, broken bones, medication errors, unexplained injuries, malnutrition and weight loss, dehydration, multiple urinary tract infections, and verbal and physical abuse. Mr. Galvin has handled hundreds of nursing home cases against regional and national nursing home chains. Mr. Galvin has lectured on the topic of nursing home neglect and abuse to both lawyers and families of nursing home residents. Many of his clients are referred to him by other lawyers and former clients. Mr. Galvin has recovered millions of dollars for the families of nursing home residents who have been injured or died due to nursing home negligence.
Mr. Galvin believes that the elderly and nursing home residents are too often neglected and ignored, and they are a group that requires representation when injured as a result of negligence. Mr. Galvin believes that nursing homes should be held accountable for their failure to provide the necessary services and care that will maintain the health and well-being of a nursing home resident. Often nursing home neglect is the result of poorly qualified staff, inadequate staffing levels and poor training by the nursing home. Many injuries that occur in nursing homes would have been prevented with proper training and staffing.