Pond Lehocky Girodano founding partners Jerry Lehocky and Thomas J. Giordano hosted a webinar for members of Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses and Allied Professionals (PASNAP) with president, Maureen May about workers’ compensation, short- and long-term disability, Social Security disability, and other legal matters pertaining to their rights as frontline workers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
PASNAP is a union of dedicated nurses and health professionals. They believe their work environment is their patients’ care environment, and that their patients get the best care when they have a strong voice to advocate for them, and that they are no different. The union was founded in 2000 and has grown ever since, with other nurses and health professionals around Pennsylvania recognizing and respecting our focus on the rights and needs of bedside caregivers. They use their collective strength to advocate for things like safe staffing, universal access to healthcare, and prevention of harassment and violence against healthcare workers. Their advocacy was instrumental in passing Act 102, Pennsylvania’s ban on mandatory overtime for healthcare workers.
Lehocky is a founding partner of Pond Lehocky. A 1985 graduate of Temple University School of Law, he has been a litigator of workers’ compensation and Social Security disability since being admitted to practice. Initially, he represented employers and insurance companies. However, since 1991, he has represented claimants exclusively. He is currently serving a three-year term as a member of the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. He is also a former president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the first workers’ compensation attorney to hold that position.
Giordano has dedicated his career to assisting disabled Americans. He leads Pond Lehocky Disability, the firm’s nationwide Social Security and disability insurance arm. The department has represented tens of thousands of disabled individuals in all 50 states.
Giordano has also previously served on the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania. A graduate of Rutgers University School of Law – Camden, Giordano currently serves as the chair of the Social Security Disability Committee of the American Association for Justice and as the co-chair of the Social Security Disability section of the Philadelphia Bar Association.