Thomas J. Giordano, Jr., heads Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Disability, Pond Lehocky’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. 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 as the chair of the Social Security Disability Committee of the American Association of Justice and as the co-chair of the Social Security Disability section of the Philadelphia Bar Association. He is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR). He is also an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association.
Mr. Giordano is a member of the board of directors of the Lupus Foundation of America, having been unanimously elected by the other board members. He 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 38,000 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 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. He has been named a Silver Client Champion by Martindale-Hubbell, a distinction that recognizes his commitment to client service.
- Rutgers University School of Law – Camden (J.D. 2004)
- Towson University (2001)
- National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representative (NOSSCR)
- National Association of Disability Representatives (NADR)
- Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations
- Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Associations
- Board of Directors for Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania
- Board of Directors of the Lupus Foundation of America
- Public Justice
- Justinian Society
- The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers