Ask A Lawyer

Tell Us Your Case Information for Fastest Lawyer Match!

Please include all relevant details from your case including where, when, and who it involves.
Case details that can effectively describe the legal situation while also staying concise generally receive the best responses from lawyers.


By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, LLP

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, LLP

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Social Security

  • Office Language: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Dutch, Croatian, Cantonese-Chinese, Mandarin-Chinese, Gujarati, Farsi, Romanian, Sign-Language, Russian, Portuguese, English
Lawyer.com Featured ✓
  • Accepts Credit Cards
215-568-7500

By submitting this lawyer request, I confirm I have read and agree to the Consent to Receive Email, Phone, Text Messages, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy. Information provided may not be privileged or confidential.
Alexis Catherine Handrich Photo

Alexis Catherine Handrich

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Alexis C. Handrich is a 2002 summa cum laude graduate from Temple University. Ms. Handrich graduated from the Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2005, where she was a member of the Women’s... (more)

Andrew Frank Ruder Photo

Andrew Frank Ruder

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Andrew F. Ruder earned a B.S. degree from Towson University in 2007 and went on to receive his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law in Camden in May of 2012. While in law school, Andrew was a member of... (more)

Christopher Cunningham Cara Photo

Christopher Cunningham Cara

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Christopher C. Cara joined Pond Lehocky in September of 2012. Chris attended Middlebury College in Vermont where he made the Dean’s List and graduated with a B.A. in English and with Honors in... (more)

Christopher Michael Fox Photo

Christopher Michael Fox

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Christopher M. Fox has concentrated his practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation litigation since graduating from Temple University’s Beasley School of Law in 2002. Before joining Pond... (more)

Connor Deverell Photo

Connor Deverell

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Mr. Connor D. Deverell earned his bachelor’s degree in economics with a minor in French from the College of Charleston in 2009. He went on to receive his J.D., cum laude, from Loyola University... (more)

David Frederick Stern Photo

David Frederick Stern

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on July 15, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Accident & Injury

David F. Stern has concentrated his practice in the area of workers’ compensation litigation since graduating from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law and has been representing injured... (more)

Dominique Ramer Photo

Dominique Ramer

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Personal Injury, Insurance, Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Dominique Ramer earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Penn State and her law degree from Whittier Law School. Ms. Ramer began her law career as an intern for the Lehigh County... (more)

Jerry Michael Lehocky Photo

Jerry Michael Lehocky

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on July 15, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Jerry M. Lehocky is a partner at Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. Mr. Lehocky has been a litigator of workers' compensation and Social Security since being admitted to practice in 1985.... (more)

Keld Rolf Wenge Photo

Keld Rolf Wenge

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Keld R. Wenge is a graduate of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America where he received his J.D. in 2007. While in law school, Mr. Wenge served as editor of CommLaw... (more)

Kevin Edward Harchar Photo

Kevin Edward Harchar

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Kevin E. Harchar is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. Mr. Harchar is based out of Pond Lehocky’s Scranton office.... (more)

Samuel H. Pond Photo

Samuel H. Pond

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on July 15, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Accident & Injury

Samuel H. Pond has concentrated his practice in the area of workers' compensation litigation since his graduation from Temple University School of Law in 1984. He is a founding and managing... (more)

Stephen R. Miller Photo

Stephen R. Miller

✓ VERIFIED Credentials and Bar Status verified by Lawyer.com on December 08, 2016 Click here for more details

Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Mr. Stephen R. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Washington & Jefferson College and his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Miller has... (more)

Allison Marie Eberle-Lindemuth Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Ashleigh Marie Quinn Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Brynn Lapszynski Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Conor Female Shields Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Danielle Nicole Webb Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Francis N. Ciprero Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, General Practice

Joseph Michael Squadroni Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Kajal Alemo Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, General Practice

Kristin Marie Mancuso Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Marilyn F Jamain Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Maureen Cassidy Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, General Practice

Melissa R. Chandy Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, General Practice

Michael James Parker Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, General Practice

Nathalie Bernadette Martelly Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Peter E. Perry Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Ruxandra Maria Osgood Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

Ryan Michael Scanlon Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, General Practice

Susan Nanes Photo
Workers' Compensation, Social Security -- Disability, Car Accident, Employment, Lawsuit & Dispute

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 12 office locations and over 200 staff members.
 
Since opening with five Pennsylvania workers' compensation attorneys and only one Social Security disability attorney, the firm has grown to more than 30 attorneys in all. Pond Lehocky’s office locations have also greatly increased: from the firm’s original office location in Center City, Philadelphia, the firm has opened 11 additional offices throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and California.
 
Pond Lehocky’s Social Security disability department has grown tremendously, having assisted thousands of people in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In January 2015, the Social Security disability department became Disability Justice. Disability Justice is a Social Security disability (SSD) advocacy group that assists those who wish to file for SSD by providing excellent customer service, access to top-quality legal representation and educational resources. As an advocacy group, the company focuses its political action efforts solely on issues that affect SSD.
 
Pond Lehocky’s meteoric rise has been accompanied by a plethora of accolades and accomplishments that highlight both the firm’s expertise and its impact in the legal community, and the firm’s founding partners have led the charge. Notably, Sam Pond’s negotiation of a $3 million dollar settlement stands among the highest in workers' compensation ever awarded in Pennsylvania. Partner Jerry Lehocky’s efforts in co-authoring a bill that created the “Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund” (a fund which provides workers' compensation benefits to injured workers whose employers do not carry workers' compensation insurance) helped to create the first pro-workers' piece of Pennsylvania workers' compensation legislation in more than 30 years.
 
Additionally, Pond Lehocky has been named to U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms list in the ‘Tier 1’ group for workers' compensation, the highest classification. Partners Sam Pond, Jerry Lehocky, and David Stern have all been named to The Best Lawyers in America list and the Super Lawyers® list as well. Also, partner Thomas Giordano Jr. has been continually recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Star, along with several other Pond Lehocky attorneys.
 
Pond Lehocky has also been consistently recognized as one of the region’s best workplaces. Philly.com has named the firm one of the Top Workplaces in the region, and the U.S. News and World Report and Best Lawyers®  named the firm one of the 2016 Best Law Firms for Metropolitan Tier 1, Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation Law –Claimants.

Free Workers' Compensation and Personal Injury Evaluation

"Best service professional people thank you so much for the second time help me and my family"

  3 months ago     Alaa Alkaseer


"This law firm has taken care of me for SS Disability and Workman's Comp. If it wasn't for them, I would have sunken low in depression and finances. When my WC came through, I was finally able to get my life back and in order with my bills. They were always professional and caring to my needs. I cannot say enough about how the treated me with respect and did exactly what they said they would. To sum up, they saved me. I will refer them to anyone who needs this kind of help. Janet Nicholson"

  9 months ago     Janet Nicholson


"Lost my job because of a auto accident Laura Brooks stepped in to help me I lost wages and had no idea what I was going to do I'm 61 and was GRATEFUL to her and the law firm for getting my life back on track. They are the bomb. Thank You Laura Brooks"

  5 months ago     Linda Clary


"So far it has been a great place to work. The Partners truly care about their clients and appreciate the employees."

  6 months ago     Cloustilious Dupree


"A big waist of time, just called gaved out all my info then for they to tell me that they only taking SSD NOT SSI and if the take I have to have stage 4 cancer...why bother in getting infomation and waist my time if you guys can't help...."

  6 months ago     Daniela Feliciano


MAIN LOCATION

2005 Market Street
18Th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Other Locations:
  • 2149 South 3rd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19148

    2981 Grant Avenue
    Philadelphia, PA 19114

    101 Lindenwood Drive
    Suite 225
    Malvern, PA 19355

    532 Lackawanna Avenue
    Scranton, PA 18503

    260 Madison Avenue
    8th floor
    New York, NY 10016

    151 Livingston Ave
    New Brunswick, NJ 08901

    5434 King Avenue
    Suite 107
    Pennsauken, NJ 08109

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

    500 Grant Street
    Suite 2900
    Pittsburgh, PA 15219

    11755 Wilshire Blvd.
    15th Floor
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

SAMPLE LEGAL CASES

Gregory Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC in Santa Ana Announces New Book with Simple Clear Steps to Help People with Bankruptcy Alternatives
The Bankruptcy Alternative is a comprehensive book written by Gregory Fitzgerald from Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC, a debt management attorney firm located in Santa Ana, California. The book provides the keys to a successful debt settlement, including a proven plan to work out debt, stop creditor calls and a path for readers to move forward with solving their debt challenges.
Supreme Court Strikes Down One Clause of Aggravated Felony Crime of Violence Definition
On April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its much anticipated decision in Sessions v. Dimaya, 584 U.S. __ (2018). The question before the Supreme Court was whether 18 U.S.C. 16(b), as incorporated into the INA, is unconstitutionally “void for vagueness.”
DOJ Brings Two Civil Denaturalization Complaints Against Convicted War Criminals
On April 4, 2018, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it had filed civil denaturalization lawsuits against two convicted war criminals of the former Yugoslavia.
Current Student Loan Trends Show Nearly Half May Default in the Future
Are you in danger of defaulting on your student loan or are you experiencing other related financial difficulties? Contact Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC now so one of our experienced student loan debt attorneys can review your case and discuss all the available options with you.
4 Facts to Know About Timeshares
This article answers four basic questions about timeshare ownership.
How to Get Workers Comp
Knowing what these factors are is critical to making sure that you are covered while you are working.
AG Sessions Delivers Remarks on Immigration Enforcement and Border Security
On April 11, 2018, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivered remarks on immigration enforcement in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
A QUESTION OF BLACK OR WHITE
Careful investigation establishes alibi using store employee time clock records, cash register records and credit card records.
TROOPER’S ON-BOARD VIDEO PROVES CONFABULATION
Google Earth is used to contradict Trooper's claim that car was speeding. The distance measured by Google Earth, divided by the time elapsed on the trooper's video recorder, proved that the accused was not speeding.
Real Estate Investor Defeats All Mortgage Fraud Charges
Multiple counts of mortgage fraud dismissed.
Debt Issues May Affect Every Part of Your Life: Finding Solutions to Thrive Again
Whether you are drowning in medical debt, credit card debt, auto debt, or perhaps all of that and more, an experienced attorney from a firm like Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC can help you act quickly to get back on track.
USCIS to Destroy Certain Documents Returned as Undeliverable After 60 Business Days
On April 2, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began implementing a new policy for cases wherein certain forms are returned as undeliverable by the United States Postal Service (USPS) after 60 business days.
Why You Need an Attorney When Filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
It can be tempting to seek a bankruptcy without an attorney to avoid legal fees. But you may end up with unnecessary stress and spending an excessive amount of time on your case if you go it alone.
7 Things to Avoid When Filing Bankruptcy in Texas
If you are overwhelmed with debt, filing bankruptcy may be a good option for you. It can help you eliminate debt, obtain manageable payments, and address the past so you can plan for the future.
How Trump Leveraged Other People’s Money to Make Bankruptcy Work for Him: A Timeline
Donald Trump is the self-proclaimed “king of debt.” Before becoming president, he built his brand and companies with massive amounts of borrowed money.
How to File for Bankruptcy with Student Loans
Higher education is a critical investment for the future, and it has become a commodity younger generations, as well as older generations looking to start new careers, are required to have by more and more companies when beginning their careers.
Where Does Bankruptcy Money Come From?
Bankruptcy is a debt relief process that enables consumers with insurmountable debt loads and financial struggles to gain control of their economic health. Achieving this goal and obtaining a brighter financial future will depend on the Chapter of bankruptcy filed under.
WHY DO PEOPLE FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY?
Law Office Of James C. Hord Charlotte, NC Why do people file for bankruptcy? This is a question that I am asked by my friends from time to time. After all, shouldn't people pay their debts and not cause harm to their creditors? In an ideal world, this would be an acceptable standard. But, unfortunately, this is not an ideal world. Recognizing that this is a credit based economy, people do get behind on their obligations, for various reasons. Some may have had a temporary lawoff from their job; some may incur unexpected medical expenses; some may have had a cut in pay; while others may have simply miscalculated their ability to repay their debts. Whatever the reason, our person may now find the wolf knocking on his or her door demanding money which they do not have. This could be an embarrassing, or harassing situation. After all, who likes to have creditors calling demanding money which they do not have? Who likes to have a sheriff bringing a summons to their door? Who likes to have a foreclosure action filed aganst their residence? The bankruptcy laws are designed to give you relief from this oppression. One of the most important benefits of bankruptcy is the "automatic stay." This means that the minute you file for bankruptcy, creditors will not be allowed to contact you any further. This means that all phone calls, collection letters, lawsuits, foreclosure actions, etc. will have to be put "on hold.' Creditors will now have to work through the court to sort things out. Chapter 13 or Chapter 7? The two basic types of bankruptcy for individuals is Chapter 13 and Chapter 7. Chapter 13 is a reorganization of your finances; and, Chapter 7 is a liquidation. Which chapter should I file? Most people file Chapter 13 when they have property to save, or cannot pass the means test. Maybe their residence is in foreclosure, or they have certain debts which they cannot discharge (taxes, for example). They can repay these debts through Chapter 13, and not lose their property. Chapter 7, however is a liquidation. Maybe our debtor is out of work and cannot devise a repayment plan. Maybe their business has failed, and they are stuck with massive debts. Whatever the reason, Chapter 7 appears to be the best option available to meet their needs. Whether to file Chapter 13 or Chapter 7? This is best determined by consultation with a bankruptcy attorney. The attorney will review your financial situation, budget, debts, property, and recommend the best option to suit your needs. You should not try to do this on your own, since bankruptcy is very complex and there are many pitfalls to making mistakes. The Means Test This is a determination of your eligibility to file a Chapter 7 case. Basically, if you have an income above a certain threshhold, you will not be qualified to file a Chapter 7 case. You will have to file Chaptder 13, and pay your creditors some portion of your debts. Congress has decided that high income debtors should not be allowed to "stiff" their creditors, if they have some ability to repay their debts. Your attorney will discuss the means test issues with you during your consultation. Discharge This is the goal in most bankruptcy proceedings. You want to have your debts declared "null and void," and creditors permanently enjoined from contacting you. As you may be aware, when our nation was founded, there were "debtor's prisons." If you could not pay your debts, you were sent away to prison, until you paid them. This generally resulted in "life sentences," since how could you earn money to pay your debts while locked up? Congress passed the bankruptcy laws in order to alleviate this situation. They recognized that some people get in "over their heads" and need relief. Thus, the concept of "discharge" was born. This means that you are relieved of your debts, and given a "fresh start" to get on with your life. Bankruptcy has both its benefits, and detriments. Obviously, your credit is going to be damaged for a period of time. But, if you think the benefits outweigh the detriments, then you need to consult with an attorney to explore your options. From the Author: Bankruptcy Overview Share on Google Plus Share on Facebook
Student Loan Counseling: Why Isn’t It Effective?
If you are a student loan borrower and worried about delinquencies or a default—on a student loan or any other debt—consult with Fitzgerald & Campbell, APLC regarding your options.