August 5 Attorney Brandon Swartz discusses Nursing Care Abuse versus Nursing Home Abuse

August 12 Attorneys Shanin Specter, Abe Reich, and Stephen Cozen joins Sam to discuss our Nation’s Political Climate 

August 26 Professor Timothy Lytton and Attorney Brian Zeiger discuss firearms and the Second Amendment


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.



Disability Justice was formed with one purpose in mind — to advocate for disabled individuals across America so that they may receive the Social Security disability benefits that they earned. We believe it is a privilege to represent a disabled individual and we do not take that privilege for granted. Respect, compassion and empathy combined with top legal representation is what defines us, and providing exceptional client service is the only way we know how to do business.

Top Settlements in July 2018

Partner Jerry Lehocky, Esq. $350,000.00

Partner Sam Pond, Esq. $320,000.00

Partner David Stern, Esq. $230,000.00


Our Firm will always put our clients first, and we acknowledge that without them, we would not be where we are today. Hearing back from clients, who are the foundation of our mission, drives us to become better advocates and continue to fight for the benefits they deserve.

Highlights of the Month



August 23, 2018

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano partners and attorneys has been named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2019 list

August 21, 2018

Missouri voters made history blocking the state’s Republican lawmakers from enacting right-to-work laws that would have crippled labor unions.

August 13, 2018

Pond Lehocky’s Associate Morty Cassidy discusses insurance, work injuries, and subrogation in The Legal Intelligencer

August 8, 2018

Cutting Corners with Workers’ Compensation Premiums May Put Construction Employers at Risk

August 1, 2018

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Celebrates 8th Anniversary of the Firm