Kevin E. Harchar
June 10, 1981 – December 23, 2022
With heavy hearts, the attorneys and staff of Pond Lehocky Giordano announce the sudden and tragic passing of our beloved partner, colleague, and friend, Kevin E. Harchar, on December 23, 2022.
“As a lawyer at Pond Lehocky Giordano who was born, raised, and still lives in Scranton, I have the honor of fighting insurance companies on behalf of injured hardworking people who would rather be working but are not receiving the benefits they are legally entitled to while they recover from their injuries. I wanted to be a lawyer to help people overcome the issues they are facing, and I have the pleasure of doing that every day. My clients would tell you I provide holistic legal advice focused on what is best for them under their circumstances, and that I communicate with them honestly, objectively, and respectfully.”
- Widener University School of Law (J.D. 2008)
- Arizona State University (2004)
- American Bar Association
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
Kevin E. Harchar is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, is a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist, and is a member of both the American and Pennsylvania Bar Associations. He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, and the Northeast Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Harchar is based out of Pond Lehocky’s Scranton office.
Prior to joining Pond Lehocky’s workers’ compensation department, Mr. Harchar practiced as a workers’ compensation defense attorney from August 2009 to October 2013 at a prominent Scranton, PA law firm. There, he handled all aspects of workers’ compensation claims from beginning to end, including hearings, depositions and WCAB and Commonwealth Court appeals. Mr. Harchar also practiced at an insurance defense law firm from April 2008 to August 2009.
Mr. Harchar is a Partner at Pond Lehocky and has been selected a Super Lawyers® Rising Star from 2013 to 2018. He was also honored with the Lackawanna Bar Association’s 2011 Exemplary Service Award, given in recognition for his efforts in developing and instituting the Wills For Heroes Program in Lackawanna County. Wills for Heroes is a non-profit organization that provides first responders with important legal documents at no-charge.
Mr. Harchar has co-authored an article entitled “Resignation’s Lasting Effect on Future Benefits” which was published in the April 17, 2012 issue of The Legal Intelligencer. Additionally, he has spoken at several seminars and panel discussions related to workers’ compensation as well as other areas of the law. Mr. Harchar is actively involved with Lackawanna Bar Association, including the Law Day, Public Relations, and Family Law Rules committees. He is also a Lackawanna Pro Bono Fundraising Gala Committee Member as well as the co-chair for Wills for Heroes. He is a School Board Member and Director for the Riverside School District, as well as a Member of the Coaches v. Cancer of Northeastern Pennsylvania.
Mr. Harchar obtained his J.D. from Widener School of Law, graduating in 2008. During his time in law school, he was a law clerk at the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and a law clerk at a Harrisburg, PA criminal/insurance defense firm. Mr. Harchar was also a certified legal intern at the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and at the Lackawanna County District Attorney’s Office in Scranton, Pennsylvania.