Matthew J. Allen Philadelphia,PA Worker's Compensation Social Security Disability

Matthew J. Allen

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Matthew J. Allen earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from Ohio Northern University, where he graduated with High Distinction, received the Meritorious Service Award, and served as the Chair of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also a T.A. in the Department of History and Political Science. He earned his J.D. from the School of Law at University of Pittsburgh, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Alfa V. Papa Memorial Scholarship. During law school, he also served as a legal writing teaching assistant.
Mr. Allen began his legal career representing school districts and municipalities at several law firms in Butler and Allegheny counties in the areas of municipal, business, and employment law, as well as real estate. Mr. Allen is admitted to practice before the state court in Pennsylvania and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania, and has represented numerous clients in the courtroom litigating both state and federal cases. Additionally, Mr. Allen was recognized and selected to the 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.

Our Services

  • Worker's Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Employment Law
  • Car Accident
  • Slip & Fall
  • Birth Injury
Phone: 215-568-7500

About Matthew J. Allen

Samuel H. Pond has concentrated his practice in the area of workers’ compensation litigation since his graduation from Temple University School of Law in 1984. He is a founding and managing partner of Pond Lehocky Stern Giordano. Mr. Pond’s advocacy for his clients has resulted in some of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania and the nation.

Mr. Pond is a member and past president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association and the current treasurer of the organization’s political action committee, the Committee for a Better Tomorrow. Mr. Pond is the past chair of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Philadelphia Bar Association, past chair of its Education and Ethics Committee and its Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Committee. Mr. Pond was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to serve on the Board of Law Examiners. He also served on the Board of The Pennsylvania Federation of Injured Workers, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice and the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Charitable Foundation. Mr. Pond was appointed by the Speaker of the House of Pennsylvania to the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board. He is a current board member of the Pennsylvania Alliance and the USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Committee. He sits on and has served on numerous other boards. Mr. Pond is also president of Union Services Access, a legal consulting services network for unions and their members.

In addition to his practice as a workers’ compensation attorney, Mr. Pond is a frequent author and lecturer in workers’ compensation matters. His Martindale-Hubbell rating concerning Legal Ability and Ethical Standards has been given the highest grade. Mr. Pond was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® from 2007-2018. Mr. Pond has also been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers® Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia lists for 12 consecutive years.

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500 Grant Street Suite 2900
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219 US

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