The team at Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP is incredibly proud to announce that managing partner Samuel H. Pond has been honored as the inaugural “Friends of Labor” inductee into the Legends of Labor Hall of Fame. Per the official announcement, this distinction was instituted by pro-labor media organizations PhillyLabor.com, JAKIB Media, and Keel Communications to “honor and recognize, in perpetuity, those leaders and friends of Labor, past and present, who have made an indelible mark on working families, their community, and the labor movement.”
The Legends of Labor Hall of Fame was created as part of an effort to better educate union members and the general public about the principles and history of the labor movement. By recognizing great leaders who help uphold and protect the values of the labor movement, PhillyLabor seeks to inspire and develop the next generation of labor leadership and partnership.
Mr. Pond has focused his practice on workers’ compensation litigation since graduating from Temple University School of Law in 1984. As a founding and managing partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP, he was instrumental in cultivating the firm into one of the largest workers’ compensation firms in the United States today. His advocacy for his clients has earned them some of the largest settlements across the country. Mr. Pond cares deeply about being a strong leader who gives back to the community, which is evident from his numerous leadership roles and extensive charitable contributions. This honor is a testament to his decades of hard work.
All three of our founding partners – Sam Pond, Jerry Lehocky, and Tom Giordano – have fathers who participated in unions. They know firsthand the importance of unions in protecting the livelihoods and health of so many members of our community. Our team recognizes that workers’ rights are constantly under threat and that it takes a great deal of perseverance to ensure that when injuries, accidents, or illnesses occur, we’re there to advocate for our hard-working clients. We have built an extensive referral network of physicians and other lawyers in order to provide the best legal and medical options possible to our clients. Organized labor runs through our veins.