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Pond Lehocky Giordano Joins National Call to Protect Americans by Raising Attorney Fees in Social Security Disability Proceedings | News

PHILADELPHIA CREAM, February 1, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Pond Lehocky Giordano LLPthe largest law firm in workers’ compensation and disability law Pennsylvaniajoined the call of Social Security lawyers and law firms United States to increase the ceiling on fees paid to lawyers who guarantee social security disability insurance benefits for their clients. The current cap limits attorneys’ fees to the lesser of 25% of a client’s recovery or $6,000. It was last modified in 2009 and is not adjusted for inflation.

The firm’s participation in the call came in the form of a recently published article by founding partner Thomas J. Giordano, The Legal Intelligencer, a daily newspaper serving Pennsylvania legal market. The item, available hereexplains why Americans are ultimately paying the price for inadequate caps on attorneys’ fees in Social Security disability cases.

“The inability of the attorney fee cap to keep up with inflation has deterred attorneys from Pennsylvania and across the United States to take on more Social Security disability cases,” Mr. Giordano said. “With fewer Social Security attorneys available to help, millions of Americans could be forced to make a cruel decision: navigate the federal bureaucracy on their own or risk losing the roof over their heads and the ability to pay their family’s daily expenses. »

Mr. Giordano’s article explains the history of the Social Security law cap on attorneys’ fees, why the current cap is inadequate and contrary to the interests of clients, and why the time has come to adjust the ceiling.

“The Social Security Administration needs to raise its attorney fee cap to an inflation-adjusted amount,” Giordano said. “Only then can we stem the tide of Social Security lawyers and law firms leaving the firm for more profitable firms – forcing potential clients to search harder for competent lawyers from Social Security and risk not being able to get Social Security Disability benefits to which they may be entitled.”

About Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP

Pond Lehocky Giordano LLP is the largest workers’ compensation, social security disability, and short-term and long-term disability law firm in Pennsylvania. The firm’s national referral network, which includes more than 2,000 attorneys and through which more than 160,000 cases have been referred, helps injured and disabled Americans across the country get the legal assistance they need to recover their life in order. The firm has been recognized by The Philadelphia Inquirer as a “Top Workplace”, the Philadelphia Business Journal as “Best Place to Work” and The Legal Intelligencer as one of the best law firms in philadelphia cream for the mix. For more information, please visit

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