Melissa R. Chandy earned her law degree in 2006 from The Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. While in law school, she was a member of the Minority Law Students Association and the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association. She was also a member of Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. Prior to attending law school, she received her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2003 from the University of Toronto.
In September of 2007, Ms. Chandy joined Martin, Banks, Pond, Lehocky & Wilson, where she focused her practice of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law on the defense of injured workers. In July of 2010, she joined Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, where she continues to focus exclusively on Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law.
In 2012, Ms. Chandy earned the title of Senior Associate at Pond Lehocky. Additionally, she acts as Manager of the Brief Writing Department. In this role she oversees all operations involved with brief writing for the Firm, uses her knowledge to train and teach new associates the brief writing processes, assigns briefs to her fellow associates, and helps facilitate completion of briefs.
Ms. Chandy is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is also an active member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, as well as an active member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations. She regularly acts as a contributing writer for the ‘Case Notes’ section of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s publication PAJ News. Additionally, Ms. Chandy has been chosen to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list for 2010-2013.
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