Joe Dougherty and Dr. Matthew Marcus co-host The HealthBridge Highlight Hour featuring special guests as well as doctors from HealthBridge Chiropractic. Today they are joined by Managing Partner of Pond Lehocky, Sam Pond and Super Bowl Champion/Philadelphia Eagles Legend Brent Celek To contact HealthBridge Chiropractic call 833-422-4476 (833-HBCHIRO).
SAMUEL H. POND has concentrated his practice on workers’ compensation litigation since graduating from Temple University School of Law in 1984. He is a founding and managing partner of Pond Lehocky, the largest workers’ compensation firm in Pennsylvania. Mr. Pond’s advocacy for his clients has resulted in some of the largest settlements in Pennsylvania and the nation.
A former president of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Pond served for six years as treasurer of that organization’s Committee for a Better Tomorrow. He also is president of Union Services Access, a legal consulting services network for unions and their members.
He has previously served in leadership roles for numerous organizations, including chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Workers’ Compensation Section and member of the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners.
Mr. Pond has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell rating for Legal Ability and Ethical Standards. He was selected by his peers for The Best Lawyers in America® from 2007-2018. He has also been included in Super Lawyers® Top 100 in Pennsylvania and Top 100 in Philadelphia lists for 12 consecutive years.
He was recently inducted into the Temple University Gallery of Success, becoming only the 23rd alumnus of the School of Law to be recognized.
Mr. Pond is a frequent author and speaker on workers’ compensation matters. Through lectures and seminars, he educates union members and employees throughout the region on their rights under the Workers’ Compensation Act. He also hosted the weekly Legal Eagles radio show, which aimed to educate the public on the law.
Mr. Pond’s charitable contributions are extensive, focused on children and education. He serves on the USC Shoah Foundation’s Next Generation Council. Other endeavors include the Union Services Access Scholarship Fund, The Pond Lehocky Trial Advocacy Scholarship and The Pond Lehocky Legal Studies Department Head Office at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business. In honor of his mother, he created the Marie Pond Scholarship Fund, which annually awards a scholarship to a member of the Torresdale Boys Club.
BRENT CELEK is a former tight end for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Cincinnati and was drafted by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played his entire 11 season career with the Eagles. Celek helped the Eagles win Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots during the 2017 season; he subsequently retired that offseason.
After retirement, Brent started a real estate agency THE BRENT CELEK TEAM with RE/MAX SELECT. Their mission statement reads “We pride ourselves in providing clients with a seamless, enjoyable experience for their life changing transactions. With a focus on fun, family and communication, our team is dedicated to making decisions in the best interest of our customers. As a Team we expertly manage markets in Delaware County, Chester County, Center City Philadelphia and surrounding neighborhoods. Through genuine, reliable and accountable service, we will help you find your dream space. We enjoy having a good time when we work and promise to make your experience fun and memorable!”