PHILADELPHIA (PRWEB) November 12, 2018
Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano Attorney Nick Liermann has been named a 2018 Veteran of Influence by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The award recognizes 25 veterans who have served their country honorably and are now making a difference in their business community. In evaluation individuals’ military career, business accomplishments and community service, which was why Nick Liermann, Esq. received this award.
Mr. Liermann served four years on active duty with the U.S. Army as a Platoon Leader in a Patriot Missile Battalion, including a deployment as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Six years ago, following a break in service, he joined the U.S. Army Reserve as a JAG officer. His assignments have taken him across the globe including Germany, Israel, Hungary, the Middle East, and South Korea.
At Pond Lehocky, Mr. Liermann heads The Traumatic Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance (TSGLI) practice group—the only such practice for veterans in the region. TSGLI provides benefits for injuries suffered by service members, whether sustained on or off duty.
Mr. Liermann also founded Team Foster in honor of his friend Captain Erick Foster, who was killed in action. Team Foster is a 501(c)(3) non-profit raising money to provide service dogs for injured veterans in our area.
The recognition is particularly timely with Veterans’ Day approaching and carries special meaning for Mr. Liermann, who comes from a military family.
“For me, it’s personal. I have served, but so have my mother, father, brother, uncle, and grandfather,” Mr. Liermann said. “I have seen up close and personal the sacrifices all of our service members make.”
He also stressed the need to care for and support veterans once they return form duty.
“Every veteran has taken time away from their family, career, and personal life to serve our country. Many have been put in harm’s way. Some have suffered life-altering injuries or worse,” he said.
“It is important that we thank these men and women – but it is more important that we do something to give back.” Liermann said. “I am grateful that PLSG is so supportive of our veterans and allows me to put my time, energy and motivation into taking care of our veterans.”
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 12 office locations and over 200 staff members. The Firm has also recently launched new practices areas for workers, including employment law and long-term disability.