Michael J. Parker
- University of Massachusetts Amherst (B.A. 2001)
- The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law (2004)
- Board-Certified Social Security Disability Advocate
- The National Advocates: Top 100 Social Security Disability Lawyers
- Pennsylvania Bar Association
- Lackawanna County Bar Association
- Pike County Bar Association
- National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
- Super Lawyers® “Rising Star”, 2010-2019
Michael J. Parker earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2001 and went on to receive his J.D. from The Dickinson School of Law of The Pennsylvania State University in 2004.
Mr. Parker has focused his practice on advocating for the disabled for almost 15 years. He is board-certified as a Social Security Disability Advocate by the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification, an American Bar Association accredited organization. Mr. Parker has been recognized for his legal expertise as a Super Lawyers® Rising Star, which represents the top 2.5 percent of all attorneys under the age of 40, from 2010 to 2019.
In January 2018, Mr. Parker spearheaded the formation of Pond Lehocky Giordano’s Long-Term Disability department. Mr. Parker has taken his passion for representing disabled individuals and applied it to helping disabled individuals who are wrongfully denied insurance benefits. The Long-Term Disability department has since represented over 1,000 disabled individuals with their claims against their long term disability insurance company. In January 2022, Mr. Parker was made a partner of Pond Lehocky Giordano.
He is very involved in the legal community and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, the Lackawanna County Bar Association, the Pike County Bar Association and the National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives. He is also very involved in his local community. The mayor of Scranton appointed Mr. Parker as the chairman of the Scranton Sewer Authority. In said capacity, Mr. Parker oversaw the sale of the Scranton Sewer Authority’s assets to the Pennsylvania Water Commission. This sale allowed the city to resolve significant debt and to not raise taxes on Mr. Parkers fellow residents.
Mr. Parker is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Middle District of Pennsylvania, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Western District of Pennsylvania, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Affairs and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Pond Lehocky’s Michael Parker takes to the airwaves to discuss Social Security and long-term disability.