Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) November 30, 2016
Pond Lehocky is excited to welcome Mr. Nicholas G. Liermann as our newest workers’ compensation attorney. Mr. Liermann earned his J.D. from Temple University Beasley School of Law, where he was Executive Editor for the Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review and an intern for Judge Norma L. Shapiro of the Eastern District Court of Pennsylvania. He also holds a B.A. in Administration of Justice from the University of Pittsburgh. Mr. Liermann also teaches as an Adjunct Professor in Trial Advocacy at Rutgers School of Law - Camden. He has been admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Liermann was a prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office for eight years, serving the Northwest Bureau and Homicide Unit. He fought on behalf of victims and their loved ones in over 300 trials.
“I was ready to take on a new challenge and serve our community in a different way,” Liermann explained about switching from criminal to civil law. “[Plus], working at Pond Lehocky gives me an opportunity to work for individuals and victims directly, versus as a prosecutor representing the state.”
In addition to being an accomplished lawyer, Mr. Liermann also serves in the U.S. Army. He obtained the rank of Captain while stationed in Germany serving as a Patriot Missile Battalion Tactical Director in the early 2000s. Mr. Liermann also deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. After becoming a lawyer, Mr. Liermann entered the Reserves as part of the Army JAG Corps, helping soldiers with legal concerns ranging from estate planning to disciplinary actions while serving in Europe, South Korea and stateside.
Mr. Liermann’s military service has had a strong impact on his legal career. “It gave me a sense of camaraderie and teamwork that proved how much a person can achieve when working with like-minded people,” he said. “And it showed me how important giving back is.”