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Practice Areas


  1. Administrative Law: 100%

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Spencer Caswell Young

    I worked with Mary in 2005 on a host of employment matters. She is a fantastic advocate and one of the few specialists in Federal Employee rights. I will forever be indebted to Mary for giving me my start in employment law. Mary brings balance and fairness to the bench.


    Spencer Young Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Pamela Octavia Pitt

    I endorse this lawyer. Mary is a dedicated lawyer. She works long, hard hours to try to obtain justice for her clients. She keeps at it until she is successful.


    Pamela Pitt Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board

2520 Venture Oaks Way
Suite 300
Sacramento, CA, 91791


MINot authorized to practice-Administrative197910/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2014


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superlawyer Plaintiff Employment LawSuper Lawyer2011
Superlawyer - Plaintiff Employment LawSuperLawyer2009
Superlawyer - Plaintiff Employment LawSuperLawyer2008
Superlawyer - Plaintiff Employment LawSuperLawyer2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Administrative Law JudgeCA Occupational Health & Safety Appeals Board2012 - Present
OwnerLaw Office of Mary Dryovage1984 - 2012
Trial CounselFederal Labor Relations Authority1981 - 1982
Hearing Officer and Counsel to MERCMichigan Employment Relations Commission1979 - 1981
Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeBoard of Governor's Rep for Section Leaders Council2008 - 2010
California Employment Lawyers AssociationChair1995 - 1996
National Employment Lawyers AssociationCo-chair - Federal Employee Rights Committee1991 - 2006
San Francisco Trial Lawyers Associationmember1987 - 2011
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
AFGE Local 51, et al., v. Baker, Secretary of Treasury,Mint firing of disabled Mint employees rev'd
Gerald Dumaguit v. John Potter, Postmaster GeneralLifetime retirement and $175,000.00
Peter Coons v. Secretary of the Department of TreasuryPending before MSPB
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Publication NameTitleDate
Trial (American Association for Justice)"Your Office and the ADA"1994
Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law"Compliance and Litigation Resources for Implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990,1993
Federal Merit Systems Reporter"Accommodation of Handicapping Conditions: Is Reassignment Reasonable?"1986
California State Bar Labor and Employment Law News,"Should the Steelworkers Trilogy be Abandoned in Arbitrations of Federal Sector Disputes?"1985
California State Bar Labor and Employment Law News,"Wrongful Discharge of Federal Employees: Through the Labyrinth to Reinstatement,"1984
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of MichiganN/AundergraduateN/A
Wayne State Univ Law SchoolN/AlawN/A
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Mediation PanelDiversity Issues in Mediation2008
NELA Annual ConventionUSERRA Basic Training for Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyers, Understanding USERRA2005
NELA Seminar: Everything You Need to Know to Represent Federal EmployeesSignificant Legal Developments2004
“Litigating & Winning Federal Employee Rights CasesFederal Employee Rights2000
Advocating for Disabled and Injured Workers: Employment, Disability, and CompensationOverview on the Americans with Disabilities Act1992