Pond Lehocky welcomes Mr. Nicholas G. Liermann as our newest workers’ compensation attorney. Before joining the firm, Mr. Liermann was a prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for eight years, serving the Northwest Bureau and Homicide Unit. He fought on behalf of victims and their loved ones in over 300 trials.
“I was ready to take on a new challenge and serve our community in a different way,” Liermann explained about switching from criminal to civil law. “[Plus], working at Pond Lehocky gives me an opportunity to work for individuals and victims directly, versus as a prosecutor representing the state.”
In addition to being an accomplished lawyer, Mr. Liermann also serves in the U.S. Army. He obtained the rank of Captain while stationed in Germany serving as a Patriot Missile Battalion Tactical Director in the early 2000s. Mr. Liermann also deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After becoming a lawyer, Mr. Liermann entered the Reserves as part of the Army JAG Corps, helping soldiers with legal concerns ranging from estate planning to disciplinary actions while serving in Europe, South Korea and stateside.
Mr. Liermann’s military service has had a strong impact on his legal career. “It gave me a sense of camaraderie and teamwork that proved how much a person can achieve when working with like-minded people,” he said. “And it showed me how important giving back is.”