Social Security Disability–
Temple University Beasley School of Law (J.D. 2011)
Daniel J. Smith joined the Social Security Disability team in 2012. He graduated from Temple University summa cum laude in 2004 with degrees in History and Spanish. Mr. Smith then continued onto Temple University Beasley School of Law. He graduated in 2011 and was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania a few months later. Mr. Smith was active in Temple’s Integrated Trial Advocacy Program, and worked assisting the in-house counsel at Coventry First LLC in Fort Washington, PA while in school. He is a recipient of the Beasley Merit Scholarship and Distinguished Classroom Performance distinction in both Trial Advocacy and Employment Law. He consistently made Dean’s List for his academic achievements, and won Temple Law’s Talent Show two years in a row! Before joining Pond Lehocky, Mr. Smith worked on a fellowship with Pennsylvania for Modern Courts, a non-profit, public interest group.
Mr. Smith grew up in a Union family in Northeast Philadelphia. His father was very active in the 1981 strike of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, accepting extended interviews on the local news and writing opinion pieces to keep the public informed and interested, and remains active in the PFT today.
Mr. Smith’s article “Attempting to Work With a Pending Disability Hearing” was featured in a special Labor and Employment supplement featured in The Legal Intelligencer, June 2013.