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Pond Lehocky’s Michael Parker takes to the airwaves to discuss Social Security and long-term disability

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano associate Michael Parker appeared as a guest Oct. 8 on the Who’s Who in PhillyLabor radio show on WWDB-AM Talk 860, hosted by Joe Dougherty Jr. The episode was part of “The Lawyers of Pond Lehocky” series highlighting the attorneys from the 2019 Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Program Firm of the Year.

Parker discussed what workers need to know about the Social Security disability application and hearing processes. He also explained why everyone, especially those who perform physical labor, should add applying for benefits to their retirement checklists.

In addition, he discussed long-term disability insurance, including how disputes over employer-provided plans and privately purchased policies have different tracks and remedies.

Parker is an associate with Pond Lehocky Disability, the firm’s nationwide Social Security and disability insurance arm. He heads its long-term disability department, helping clients collect benefits under their short- and long-term disability insurance policies.

To listen to the episode or download it as a podcast, visit here.

Parker received his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law of Penn State University in 2004. He has focused his practice on advocating for the disabled for almost 15 years. He is board-certified as a Social Security Disability Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification. He works out of Pond Lehocky’s Scranton office.

PhillyLabor named Pond Lehocky its Who’s Who in Injury and Injured Workers Advocacy Program Firm of the Year in August, recognizing the firm’s “exemplary representation of injured workers and disabled citizens” from across the Philadelphia area.

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.

The committee annually recognizes top legal professionals in the Philadelphia area who have dedicated their careers to representing and advocating for injury victims and injured workers. The Law Firm of the Year award is the highest honor bestowed to members of the legal community by the committee.

In conjunction with the award, PhillyLabor is presenting a series spotlighting Pond Lehocky’s attorneys on its radio program.

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