Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano has been named by PhillyLabor as the 2019 Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Program Firm of the Year. The award recognizes the firm’s exemplary representation of injured union workers from across the Philadelphia area.
The firm’s four founding partners were honored during an Aug. 6 ceremony at City Hall. City Councilman-at-Large David Oh presented the award.
PhillyLabor is an independent pro-labor media platform and service provider. The organization, through its Injured Workers Advocacy Program 501(c)(3), advocates for injured workers throughout the Philadelphia-area union community. Pond Lehocky was selected for the award by the organization’s Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy committee, chaired by Councilman Oh.
The committee annually recognizes top legal professionals in the Philadelphia are who have dedicated their careers to representing and advocating for injury victims and injured workers.
In conjunction with the award, an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live w/PhillyLabor Radio, the organization’s radio program, will feature Pond Lehocky’s partners in a one-hour workers’ compensation special, broadcast on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT. Another episode, to be broadcast on WWDB 860AM, will spotlight Pond Lehocky’s associate attorneys.
Pond Lehocky is especially grateful for this award because the firm’s partners pride themselves as fierce advocates for labor. For Pond Lehocky, it’s personal; many of the firm’s attorneys and staff come from union backgrounds and families.
Managing Partner Samuel Pond is also the co-founder and president of Union Services Access (USA), a legal consulting services network for unions and their members. USA educates union members on their legal rights, promotes safety management, advocates for legislation that impacts members’ quality-of-life, and highlights political candidates who support the goals of America’s labor movement.
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened its doors in July 2010. Today, it is the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm in the region and has expanded nationwide with offices in New Jersey, New York and California. The firm has also recently added new practice areas for workers, including employment law and long-term disability, and has a national referral network, which has helped 86,000 clients with referrals.