Andrew F. Ruder
“I became a lawyer so I could utilize my creativity and advocacy skills to help others in need. No one likes bullies, especially me. As a lawyer at Pond Lehocky Giordano, I have an opportunity each and every day to battle insurance companies that constantly try to take advantage of injured workers who may not fully understand their legal rights. I fight for my clients under any circumstances, provide them honest and frank counsel, and am always accessible to them if they have questions about their cases.”
- Rutgers School of Law, Camden (J.D. 2012)
- Towson University (2007)
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
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 the Rutgers Law Journal. His comment, “The Use of Risk Assessment Tools in Formulating Individualized Sentencing Programs,” was published in 2011. Additionally, Andrew participated in the Volunteer Income Tax Assistant Project.
In the summer of 2010, Andrew interned with the Honorable Mitchell S. Goldberg in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and also with the Honorable Shelley Robins New in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. Andrew served as a law clerk for a small firm in New Jersey as well as for a mediation company under Judge James D. Clyne. He joined Pond Lehocky in September 2012 to practice in the area of Workers’ Compensation.
Andrew is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Tech2Educate, a non-profit that raises money to provide new technology to charter schools in the Philadelphia area. Most recently, he co-authored an article with Samuel H. Pond entitled “AMA’s Approach to Impairment Rating Evaluations is Unconstitutional” published in The Legal Intelligencer. Andrew was also featured as a contributing writer in the Spring 2013 edition of New Jersey Chiropractor, a quarterly publication distributed by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.