Thomas J. Giordano Jr., currently heads Disability Justice, where he focuses his practice exclusively on obtaining Social Security disability benefits for disabled individuals. 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. He is an active member of the Pennsylvania and Philadelphia Bar Associations, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania and is a sustaining member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives (NOSSCR).
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 Stern Giordano has become Disability Justice. Beginning in 2010 with only two staff members, the Social Security disability department at Pond Lehocky grew to have more than 100 Social Security disability specialists, including attorneys, and assisted clients in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Mr. Giordano is honored to represent tens of thousands of disabled individuals and is proud of Disability Justice’s creation.
Mr. Giordano has frequently been invited by the media, disability organizations and physicians throughout the tri-state area to lecture on Social Security disability law. Through lectures and seminars, Mr. Giordano educates union members and employees throughout the region on their rights to Social Security disability benefits. Mr. Giordano has been named to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list since 2006, an honor only designated to 2.5% of attorneys in Pennsylvania. 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.
- 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
- Public Justice
- Justinian Society
- The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers
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