Pond Lehocky Disability attorneys Kajal Alemo and Dominique Ramer have been selected as officers for the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Social Security Law Section Executive Board for upcoming year. This marks the fourth and second consecutive years respectively Alemo and Ramer have served as officers on the board.
“Participating as an officer has been a wonderful opportunity to work closely with other Social Security disability attorneys throughout the country.” Alemo shares. “We all have respect for the Social Security system and are passionate about preserving and enhancing the practices/procedures that have helped our clients get results. We are also a strong and unified voice against any proposed regulations that could negatively impact our clients.”
Alemo will serve as Vice Chair while Ramer joins this year as Membership Chair.
“AAJ’s mission is to promote justice and fairness for injured individuals. This is not exclusively achieved through the attorney collaboration but through political change,” Alemo explains. “My role as Vice Chair specifically involves growing the Social Security Section’s PAC contributions. Such contributions will help protect not only the future of Social Security Disability and Medicare, but the legal rights of injured workers.”
“Participating gives me more knowledge,” Ramer said. “It allows me to stay up to date with rule changes and pending rule changes to better serve our clients.”
Alemo is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She is a member of both the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and American Association for Justice. A graduate of Villanova University School of Law, Alemo was the Villanova Law student director of Face to Face Legal Clinic for the Pro Bono Society. She obtained a B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University, graduating in 2008 on the Dean’s List. She is also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity International. Under her leadership as President/Justice, Phi Alpha Delta’s King Chapter was awarded most improved chapter in its district.
Alemo has been recognized by The Legal Intelligencer for her pro bono work. She has also been recognized by the Philadelphia Bar Association for outstanding work in public service and is a recipient of the Dorothy Day Public Service Award. In 2016, she was selected as a Top Woman in Law by The Legal Intelligencer’s editorial staff and invited to participate in the Women in the Profession Roundtable that year. She was later invited to moderate roundtable discussions on the topic Breaking into the Boys’ Club at the 2018 Women in Law and Leadership Summit hosted by CenterForce.
Ramer earned her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Penn State and her law degree from Whittier Law School. She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and California. Ramer has an extensive background handling Social Security disability matters. Ramer was a law clerk and an associate attorney for a Pennsylvania-based firm where she litigated hundreds of Social Security disability, workers’ compensation, and personal injury cases.