Philadelphia Business Journal names Dave Stern ‘Best of the Bar’

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Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano founding partner David F. Stern has been named by the Philadelphia Business Journal to its third annual class of Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers. He was honored in the category of plaintiff personal injury litigation. The honor recognizes those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice specialties over the past 12 months.

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano founding partner David F. Stern has been named by the Philadelphia Business Journal to its third annual class of Best of the Bar: Philadelphia’s Top Lawyers. He was honored in the category of plaintiff personal injury litigation. The honor recognizes those attorneys who have distinguished themselves in their practice specialties over the past 12 months.

The honorees were selected by the Business Journal’s editorial board and a panel of three independent judges. Nominations were evaluated “based on significant and recent achievements, including the legal significance, the size of the results and the business impact of the work,” according to the Business Journal.

Recognizing the legal industry as “a key component of the region’s prosperity,” the Business Journal began honoring the Best of the Bar in 2017. This year, 41 attorneys were selected.

David Stern has concentrated his practice on workers’ compensation litigation since graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He has been representing injured workers since 2004. He has served as the Pennsylvania Association for Justice’s Eastern District Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section. He currently serves on the Membership Committee and Amicus Curiae Committee for that organization. He is also a board member of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association (PTLA) and was selected to its Future Leaders Section.

He frequently engages in pro bono endeavors for the Philadelphia Volunteers for the Indigent Program (Philly VIP) and was enrolled in the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Roll of Honor in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012. In September of 2011, he was selected as Philly VIP’s Volunteer of the Month.

Mr. Stern has been selected multiple times to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list and the 2012, 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyers® lists. He has been named to the Super Lawyers® Top 100 of Philadelphia and Top 100 of Pennsylvania lists in 2013 and 2014. He was also named to the 2013, 2014 and 2015 Best Lawyers® lists.

Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano opened its doors in July 2010 with six attorneys and only 22 total staff members. Today, it is the largest workers’ compensation and Social Security disability law firm in the region, boasting locations across the country and over 200 staff members. The firm has also recently expanded into new practice areas for workers, including employment law and long-term disability.

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