Workers’ Comp Firm Moves Into Social Security Work

Martin Banks Pond Lehocky & Wilson — which until now had limited its practice exclusively to Pennsylvania workers‘ compensation cases — has formed a Social Security disability group.

Two of the firm’s associates, J. Paige Frampton and Thomas J. Giordano Jr., will focus entirely on Social Security disability cases. Giordano will head the group.

Both attorneys are in the firm’s Philadelphia office.

Name partner Samuel H. Pond said the 15-attorney firm had been reluctant to stray at all from the firm’s workers‘ comp focus, though it had seen the opportunity for years.

But he said the practice was a natural extension of the firm’s work since many injured workers need help obtaining Social Security disability.

“Our referral base has been asking for it and our clients have been asking for it,” Pond said.
 
He said the firm had a lot of labor connections that would immediately provide work for the group.

Pond said he did see the firm adding attorneys to the practice area in “short period of time.” But he said for now, the firm’s focus was establishing the practice.
 
-– Stephanie Lovett, Staff Reporter

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