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Our Mission and History
Ad.vo.cate (noun): one who pleads the cause of another.
We are all advocates at Disability Justice. All of our initiatives revolve around one group—our clients. We treat each of our clients with individualized care and work tirelessly to safeguard Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income so that disabled Americans can have a better quality of life. For us, our clients come first and that fact shines through in our culture of dedication, diligence and compassion.
About Disability Justice
Disability Justice was the result of the tremendous growth of the law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. After becoming the largest firm of its kind and assisting more than 85,000 Americans in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, the firm ‘s Social Security disability department became its own advocacy group – Disability Justice.
Established in 2015, Disability Justice strives to:
The tremendous growth that the law firm of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano saw in only its first four years led to the creation of Disability Justice. Disability Justice has teams of experienced disability attorneys and staff members exclusively dedicated to assisting clients with their SSD and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) cases throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
As an advocacy group, the company focuses its efforts solely on issues that affect SSD and Social Security’s other disability insurance program, SSI. Recently, there have been many false reports about SSD’s funding and accusations that the program is going bankrupt. Disability Justice works to combat these untrue claims and ensure that SSD and SSI remain strong, viable insurance programs for disabled Americans.
Disability Justice was formed with one purpose in mind — to advocate for disabled individuals across America so that they may receive the Social Security disability benefits that they earned. We believe it is a privilege to represent a disabled individual and we do not take that privilege for granted. Respect, compassion and empathy combined with top legal representation is what defines us, and providing exceptional client service is the only way we know how to do business.
Our attorneys specialize in only one area of the law – Social Security disability. Through their focus, experience, professionalism and dedication they will provide exceptional legal representation at court and will zealously advocate on their clients behalf.
We pledge to always continue to improve, consistently maintain high standards for service and integrity as well as protect our clients’ rights and the Social Security system through political action. At Disability Justice, we feel that we are all in this together and that we can only be successful when our clients are successful.
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amuel H. Pond has concentrated his practice in the area of workers' compensation litigation since his graduation from Temple University School of Law in 1984. He is a founding and managing partner of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. Mr. Pond’s advocacy for his clients has resulted in some of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania and the nation.
Mr. Pond is a member and past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the current treasurer of the organization’s political action committee, the Committee for a Better Tomorrow. Mr. Pond is the past chair of the Workers' Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, past chair of its Education and Ethics Committee and its Workers' Compensation Section Executive Committee. Mr. Pond was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Board of Law Examiners. He also served on the Board of The Pennsylvania Federation of Injured Workers, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Charitable Foundation. Mr. Pond was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Pennsylvania to the Workers' Compensation Advisory Board. He sits on and has served on numerous other boards. Mr. Pond is also president of Union Services Access, a legal consulting services network for unions and their members.
In addition to his practice as a workers' compensation attorney, Mr. Pond is a frequent author and lecturer in workers' compensation matters. His Martindale-Hubbell rating concerning Legal Ability and Ethical Standards has been given the highest grade. Mr. Pond was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® from 2007-2015. Mr. Pond has also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia lists for consecutive years.
Through lectures and seminars, Mr. Pond educates union members and employees throughout the region on their rights under the Workers' Compensation Act. His charitable contributions are extensive and focused on children and education; they include the Union Services Access Scholarship Fund, The Pond Lehocky Trial Advocacy Scholarship and The Pond Lehocky Legal Studies Department Head Office at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. He also created the Marie Pond Scholarship Fund in honor of his mother, which is a yearly scholarship awarded to a member of the Torresdale Boys Club.
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