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Founded by partners Samuel Pond, Jerry Lehocky, David Stern, and Thomas Giordano Jr., the law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened its doors in July 2010 with six attorneys and only 22 total staff members. Today, as the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security Disability law firm in the region, Pond Lehocky boasts eight office locations and over 180 staff in all.

Since opening with five workers’ compensation attorneys and only one Social Security disability attorney, the Firm has grown to 30 attorneys in all, with 10 specializing in Social Security Disability and 20 focusing exclusively on Pennsylvania workers’ compensation. Pond Lehocky’s office locations have also greatly increased: from the Firm’s original office location in Center City, Philadelphia, the Firm has opened seven additional offices located in Northeast Philadelphia, South Philadelphia, Scranton, Malvern, Southern New Jersey, Northern New Jersey, and New York City.

If you get hurt on the job, you are entitled to appropriate compensation for your injuries. That’s the law.

Contact Us! Your compensation may take the form of a number of benefits, including:

  • Lost wages/missed work
  • Medical expenses reasonable to treat the injury or illness
  • Benefits to cover a specific loss, such as a limb or the ability to use it
  • Payment for severe disfigurement or scars
  • Coverage for participation in certain physical or vocational rehabilitation programs
  • Death benefits, such as payment of burial expenses (where applicable)

We speak Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Croatian, Cantonese-Chinese, Mandarin-Chinese, Gujarati, Farsi, Romanian, and Sign-language.

Call Attorney Thomas Giordano today at 215-664-6861 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Samuel H. Pond

Jurisdictions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1984

Education:

  • Temple University School of Law (J.D. 1984)
  • Drexel University (1981)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners
  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent VIP Program
  • Pennsylvania Federation of Injured Workers
  • Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Advisory Board
  • Panel Attorney for the Injured Workers of PA
  • American Association of Justice
  • Public Justice

Testimonial:

“Sam Pond is one of the best attorneys and nicest guy I know.” – Joni Eiding Bernard


Attorney Jerry M. Lehocky

Jurisdictions:

  • Pennsylvania, 1985

Education:

  • Temple University School of Law (J.D. 1985)
  • Allegheny College (1982)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Past President of The Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Former Board of Directors of the Volunteers for the
    Indigent Program
  • Workplace Injury Litigation Group
  • Committee Member Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court
  • American, Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • American and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Board of Governors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Public Justice

Testimonial:

“I'm so lucky to have one of the "Best Lawyers in America" winners representing me… Jerry Lehocky truly is an amazing lawyer!” – Chris McDermott


Attorney David F. Stern

Jurisdictions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2000

Education:

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law (J.D. 2000)
  • University of Delaware (1997)

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Eastern District Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section
    of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice
  • Board of Directors, Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Public Justice
  • Volunteers for the Indigent Program
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice

Testimonial:

“Thank you, Mr. Stern, for your excellence.”


Attorney Thomas J. Giordano

Jurisdictions:

  • Pennsylvania, 2004

Education:

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2004)
  • Towson University (2001

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • National Organization of Social Security
    Claimant’s Representative (NOSSCR)
  • National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations
  • Board of Directors for the
    Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania
  • Public Justice
  • Justinian Society
  • The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

Testimonial:

“They were great, they came through for me. Thank you, Tom Giordano, for getting my SSI for me.” – Albert Hines

Settlements

$2,200,000 Settlement

A 28-year-old man was working on a construction job in Doylestown, Pennsylvania on November 21, 2012, when he slipped and fell 4.5 stories from a rooftop. He severed his spinal cord, resulting in paralysis. After enduring inaccurate workers’ compensation payments for a year, the claimant worked.

$1,100,000 Settlement

A 53-year-old union electrician and 25-year veteran employee was servicing a power line on June 14, 2012, when his partner accidentally switched on the power. 7,000 volts of electricity coursed through this electrician’s hands. The accident required a necessary amputation from the man’s.

$100,000 Settlement

A pharmacy technician suffered a meniscal tear as a result of a slip and fall at work. He underwent surgery and eventually a total knee replacement. He met with David F. Stern after receiving an offer from the employer/insurance carrier to settle his case. In the absence of any litigation, Mr. Stern.

$100,000 Settlement

A laborer in the Philadelphia area suffered a fractured pelvis and a low back injury after falling 15-20 feet off of a roof onto a driveway. The employer subjected the injured worker to two independent medical examinations, a vocational evaluation and an impairment rating evaluation. The injured.

$140,000 Settlement + Open Medicals

A local Philadelphia union cement mason with an extensive history of non-work related right shoulder injuries suffered a work injury to his right shoulder while performing his job duties. The employer filed a number of petitions in an attempt to modify and/or suspend his workers’ compensation.

Pond Lehocky Settles $3 Million Dollar Workers’ Compensation Case

The Preeminent Workers’ Compensation Firm is Proud to Announce… Sam Pond, Managing Partner of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano secures a $3,000,000.00 Workers’ Compensation settlement. It appears to be the highest, or one of the highest Workers’ Compensation Settlements in the country.

Office Locations

Center City Philadelphia
2005 Market Street 
18th Floor 
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Northeast Philadelphia
2981 Grant Avenue 
Philadelphia, PA 19114

South Philadelphia
2149 South 3rd Street 
Philadelphia, PA 19148

Chester County
101 Lindenwood Drive 
Suite 225 
Malvern, PA 19355

Scranton
532 Lackawanna Avenue 
Scranton, PA 18503

Southern New Jersey
5434 King Avenue 
Suite 107 
Pennsauken, NJ 08109

Northern New Jersey
151 Livingston Ave 
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Lehigh Valley
3477 Corporate Parkway 
Suite 100- #139 
Center Valley, PA 18034

Manhattan New York
355 Lexington Avenue 
10th Floor 
New York, NY 10017


 

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