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Thomas J. Giordano, Jr.

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2004)
  • Towson University (2001)

Member

  • Board of Directors – Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors – Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Board of Directors – Kids Chance of Pennsylvania
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representative (NOSSCR)
  • Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
  • American Association of Justice
  • Public Justice
  • Justinian Society
  • Former Board of Directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA and Lupus Foundation – Philadelphia Tri State Chapter.

Thomas J. Giordano, Jr., currently assists in running the day-to-day legal operations of Pond Lehocky Giordano and simultaneously heads Pond Lehocky Disability, the firm’s Social Security disability department.  Mr. Giordano is admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the Northern District of Texas.  He earned his undergraduate degree, cum laude, in communications studies from Towson University in Maryland. He received his law degree from Rutgers University School of Law – Camden.

Mr. Giordano currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, as the co-chair of the Social Security Disability section of the Philadelphia Bar Association and as the immediate past chair of the Social Security Disability Committee of the American Association for Justice.

He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR) and is an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Mr. Giordano is a former member of the board of directors of the Lupus Foundation of America – Philadelphia Tri State Chapter and has previously served on the board of directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania.

Following law school, Mr. Giordano was an associate with a large Philadelphia defense firm where he represented self-insured and commercial-insured businesses in a wide variety of industries, as well as third party administrators throughout Pennsylvania. He also served as a legal intern for the Philadelphia District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Under Mr. Giordano’s leadership, the Social Security department at Pond Lehocky has become a nationwide practice. Beginning in 2010 with only two staff members, Pond Lehocky Disability is continuously growing, with more than 100 Social Security disability specialists nationwide, including attorneys. The department now has secured benefits for over 50,000 people and Mr. Giordano is honored to represent tens of thousands of disabled individuals in all 50 states.

Mr. Giordano has frequently been invited by the media, disability organizations and physicians throughout the country to speak about Social Security disability law. Through lectures and seminars, Mr. Giordano educates union members and employees on their rights to Social Security disability benefits. He has been selected to the Super Lawyers® Rising stars list every year since 2006, an honor only designated to 2.5 percent of Pennsylvania attorneys, and the Best Lawyers® list for 2018 2019 and 2020. He was also selected to The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers, an exclusive, invitation-only organization composed of the top 100 attorneys from each state who serve those in need.

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