Pond Lehocky Giordano Managing Partner, Samuel H. Pond, awarded the 29th annual Marie Pond Memorial Scholarship through the Torresdale Boys Club on October 8 to local student, Maura Budd. This scholarship has been awarded to a club member in pursuit of a higher education since 1991 in honor of Pond’s mother who part of the labor movement and helped inspire Pond’s career.
Budd, a Philadelphia resident, shared in her application that she intends graduate and pursue a law degree to practice Social Security Disability Law. She was inspired by her relationship with her autistic brother to pursue a career to help advocate for rights.
Pond Lehocky Giordano strives to improve our community through education the public about the law and giving back through our charitable and volunteer efforts. The Marie Pond Memorial Scholarship is one of many scholarship opportunities awards through the Pond Lehocky Community.
Pond is a founding and managing partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano, one of the largest workers’ compensation and disability law firms in Pennsylvania. A former President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, he served for six years as treasurer of that organization’s Committee for a Better Tomorrow. He has previously served in leadership roles for numerous organizations, including chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.