Pond Lehocky Disability attorneys Kajal Alemo and Dominique Ramer have been elected to the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Social Security Law Section Executive Board for the upcoming year. This marks the fifth and third consecutive years respectively Alemo and Ramer have served as officers on the board.
“Serving on the Board has given me the unique opportunity of working closely with attorneys all over the United States who share the same field of practice,” Alemo shares. “My goal is to make certain that our entire membership has access to the most effective strategies when applying Disability law and procedure in favor of our clients both inside and outside of the courtroom.”
Alemo will serve as Chair Elect this year, which will be her last elected position before transition to Chair next year.
“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. “Since we are unified by Federal Law, we routinely meet to discuss new or proposed SSA regulations. Even the most minor of changes can be impactful, therefore our Section is a great resource to help firms and advocacy groups collaborate and prepare.”
Ramer advances into the role of Vice Chair this year and shares that “we’re somewhat in a new era with the changes that came about in our practice due to Covid-19. It is exciting to be on a Board with attorneys from all over the country to share ideas and perspectives. Being part of the committee gives our group a platform to promote change on the national level.”
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.