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John Paul Dogum

also known as John Dogum

About me

John P. Dogum is a partner at Martin Law. He has concentrated his practice on litigating Pennsylvania workers’ compensation cases since 1992. Before joining the firm to protect the rights of injured workers, he was a partner for a major Philadelphia defense firm where he represented Fortune 500 companies and major insurance carriers in workers’ compensation litigation for more than a decade. In the spring of 2014, Mr. Dogum became a certified specialist in Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation by the PA Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation Law as authorized by the PA Supreme Court.


Mr. Dogum often gives presentations to interested parties, including other attorneys, on the topic of workers’ compensation on the state and national level. In the past, he has served as consultant to major insurers in addition to frequently appearing before Workers’ Compensation Judges in the Eastern region of Pennsylvania. Mr. Dogum has argued a case of first impression before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. He has also litigated claims under the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Mr. Dogum has been listed as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer since 2009 as well as a Top 100 Philadelphia Super Lawyer in 2009. He has been listed as a Best Lawyer since 2013 by Best Lawyers in America.


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Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 100%



Contingent (20%), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2015
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2013
Best LawyerBest Lawyers in America2013
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 PhladelphiaSuper Lawyers2009
Pennsylvania Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Pennsylvania Rising StarSuper Lawyers2006
Pennsylvania Rising StarSuper Lawyers2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSwartz Campbell1992 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Philadelphia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Pennsylvania Association for Justice: Liens and SubrogationSubrogation under the PA Workers' Compensation Act2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Susquehanna UniversityFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1988
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Bench-Bar & Annual ConferenceBench-Bar & Annual Conference2012
Workers' Compensation SeminarWorkers’ compensation matters from the claimants perspective2011
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationLiens & Subrogation2010
Continuing Legal Education SeminarLiens & Subrogation2009
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationLiens & Subrogation2007
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association ProgramDistribution Dilemmas: Subrogation, Liens and Releases2006
Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association ProgramImportant Issues in Workers’ Compensation Practice2005