Maureen “Morty” Cassidy is a Senior Associate with Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano, concentrating her practice exclusively in the area of workers’ compensation since graduating from law school. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Penn State University followed by her law degree from Widener University.
Ms. Cassidy was born and raised in Delaware County and hails from a union background. Her mother was a unionized teacher and her father was a member of International Association of Machinists prior to retirement. She began her legal career as an intern in the violence and sexual assault unit for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, where she interviewed and prepared witnesses and victims for trial. Her commitment to assisting women who are victims of abuse led her to become a former member of the development committee as a volunteer for Women Against Abuse. She also held a legal externship for the Honorable Ann A. Osborne in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas.
For the next five years, her practice focused on workers’ compensation at two large regional defense firms, where she gained extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of litigation with insurance companies and employers. She has been continuously active in the workers’ compensation arena, serving as the former Young Lawyers Division liaison for the Philadelphia Bar Associations’ Workers’ Compensation Section and was also a member of The Judge Alexander F. Barbieri Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court. She has brought hundreds of cases from trial to verdict.
In 2015, Ms. Cassidy became a certified specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation by the PA Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. She was recently appointed to a three year term as a Hearing Committee Member for the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Cassidy has published numerous articles in The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia Law Weekly and Pennsylvania Self Insured Association newsletter. She is an active member in the community assisting with pro bono actions for Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (Philly VIP) and volunteers with the Children’s Scholarship Fund of Philadelphia.
Ms. Cassidy’s passion for workers’ compensation stems from her family’s history and personal understanding of the importance of having an advocate in your corner during a difficult time. She understands what workers’ compensation benefits can mean to a family and looks forward to continuing her representation of injured workers and protecting their rights.
- Penn State University (2006)
- Widener University School of Law (2009)
- Committee Member Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court
- Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
- Pennsylvania Association for Justice
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