Pond Lehocky is pleased to welcome Ms. Casey Schweppenheiser to the firm as our newest workers’ compensation associate. Her blue collar roots and personal experience with workers’ compensation at an early age drive her passion to defend injured workers.
Casey’s first experience with an attorney set the course for her future.
“When I was 14, my dad was burned by acid on the job after 23 years as a steelworker,” she said. “That was my first time dealing with a lawyer, and it was very eye-opening. Someone’s job was to protect people’s rights. I’ve always wanted to help people so studying law was a natural fit.”
In law school, Casey’s excellent academic performance earned her a place among the highest achievers in workers’ compensation studies. She also sharpened her courtroom skills by litigating an average of 25 hearings a day while working for the Chester County District Attorney’s Office.
After three Pond Lehocky attorneys – Partner Jerry Lehocky, Partner Dave Stern and Associate Ruxandra Osgood – spoke to her class at Villanova University School of Law, Casey knew she wanted to pursue workers’ compensation.
“Everything just clicked for me when I heard them speak,” she said. “I could feel their passion; it was so genuine. I knew I wanted to be a part of a firm that cares so deeply about its clients’ right.”
Casey wants clients to know that she understands how difficult their situation is and that each client will receive the personalized attention they deserve.
“I’m a hometown girl,” she said. “I grew up in Nicholson, PA and come from a working class family. I’ve experienced the stress and worry that happens when a family member is injured at work so I understand what they’re going through.”
Casey can be reached at email@example.com.