Philadelphia workers’ compensation attorney Jerry M. Lehocky has been re-appointed to serve as a member of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.
First appointed to the Board in February 2018, Lehocky’s reappointment means he will serve on the Disciplinary Board until April 1, 2024.
Created in 1972, the 12-member Disciplinary Board is an independent agency under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. Its members include 10 attorneys and two non-lawyers from across the state. Funded by annual assessments paid by attorneys licensed to practice in the Commonwealth, the Board assists the Supreme Court in all matters involving attorney licensing and discipline.
Lehocky is a founding partner of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. Mr. Lehocky has litigated workers’ compensation and Social Security since being admitted to practice in 1985. Initially, his practice involved representing employers and insurance companies, but in 1991, Mr. Lehocky began representing claimants exclusively.
A former chairman of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Workers’ Compensation Section for 12 consecutive years, Mr. Lehocky has served as a consultant to several Pennsylvania governors and numerous state senators and representatives on workers’ compensation issues. He co-authored “House Bill 2738,” which created the Uninsured Employers Guaranty Fund and was signed into law on November 9, 2006. It represented the first piece of workers’ compensation legislation in favor of injured workers to become law in over 30 years. Mr. Lehocky is a former president of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ), the first workers’ compensation attorney in the organization’s history to hold that position. In 2017, he received the PAJ Milton D. Rosenberg Award. Mr. Lehocky continues to serve on the PAJ’s Board of Governors and the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, after having previously served on the Board of Directors of the Volunteers for the Indigent Program. Mr. Lehocky is also a member of the Workplace Injury Litigation Group and has been interviewed by National Public Radio to address the crisis of injuries to healthcare workers in America.
Mr. Lehocky previously served the Disciplinary Board as a Hearing Committee Member from 2000 to 2006, 2008 to 2014, and 2016 to 2018.