Pond Lehocky Giordano is pleased to announce the election of two new partners to our firm: Kajal Alemo and Michael J. Parker

Kajal Alemo

Kajal Alemo

Kajal Alemo received her undergraduate degree from George Washington University and her Juris Doctorate from Villanova University’s School of Law. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations as well as the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. Kajal also serves on the Social Security Executive Council of the American Association for Justice, a national advocacy organization for trial lawyers.

Kajal is currently the head of the ground-breaking Resolution Team at Pond Lehocky Giordano. This team’s sole purpose is to ensure that every workers’ compensation client has their case analyzed and prepared for the best resolution possible. Prior to forming the Resolution Team, Kajal litigated thousands of Social Security Disability cases to favorable conclusions.

Kajal Alemo has also made philanthropic causes and pro bono work a major priority in her legal career. At Villanova Law School, she was director of the Face to Face Legal Clinic for the Pro Bono Society where volunteers directly interacted with and advised individuals that would otherwise be unable to afford badly needed legal services.

As a practicing attorney, she has been recognized for her pro bono work by The Legal Intelligencer and the Philadelphia Bar Association, and her alma mater awarded her the Dorothy Day Award, which acknowledges attorneys that devoted significant time to volunteering at the inception of their careers.

In 2016, she was named a Top Woman in Law by The Legal Intelligencer and asked to join the Women in the Profession Roundtable. At the 2018 Women in Law and Leadership Summit hosted by CenterForce, she moderated round table discussions on “Breaking into the Boys’ Club.”

Michael J. Parker

Mike Parker

Michael J. Parker is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst and The Dickinson School of Law at The Pennsylvania State University. He is a member of the Pennsylvania, Lackawanna County, and Pike County Bar Associations and is board-certified as a Social Security Disability Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association accredited organization.

He is also a member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives, a specialized bar association that advocates for improvements in Social Security disability programs and endeavors to ensure that no one lacks access to highly qualified representation should they need to apply for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI).

Mr. Parker has devoted nearly 15 years of his practice to advocating for the disabled. The National Advocates, an organization that promotes and recognizes excellence in the legal profession, named him one of the Top 100 Social Security Disability Lawyers in the country. He was also named a Super Lawyers® Rising Star, which placed him in the top 2.5-percent of all attorneys under the age of 40 in 2010-2017.

At Pond Lehocky Giordano, Michael’s passion for representing disabled individuals and helping those that have been wrongly denied insurance benefits led him to take on a leadership role in the formation of our Long-Term Disability Department.

Both Kajal Alemo and Michael J. Parker have proven themselves to be incredibly capable, unfailingly conscientious, and devoted to serving Pond Lehocky Giordano’s clients with all of the skillfulness and drive that characterize our partners. We’d like to extend our warmest congratulations to them both.

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