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Attorney Doug Olcott focuses his practice on Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Social Security Disability in Pennsylvania.  He has been selected by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers as one of the top 5% of lawyers in Pennsylvania in 2012.  He is a lifetime member of both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum, a select group of attorneys who have won a plaintiff verdict or settlement over two million dollars.

In 2012, Doug made headlines after winning a jury trial in Beaver County where a man was awarded 2.8 Million Dollars in damages and delay damages  for injuries he sustained in a 2003 car accident.  That verdict was one of the largest in Beaver County’s history for a plaintiff injured in a car accident.

A magna cum laude graduate of Seton Hall University School of Law, Doug has been licensed to practice law since 1990.  He is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.  While practicing law in New Jersey he was a Certified Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  After practicing law in New Jersey for seventeen years Doug moved to New Castle to join Dallas W. Hartman, PC., where he has handled hundreds of cases over the last five years.  He is a member of the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association and Lawrence County Bar Association.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
    Less than 1 year
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    Less than 1 year
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    Less than 1 year
  5. Personal Injury: 10%
    Less than 1 year



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Contact info

Dallas W. Hartman, PC

201 Green Ridge Drive
New Castle, PA, 16105

Dallas W. Hartman, PC

1860 E. State St.
Hermitage, PA, 16148

Dallas W. Hartman, PC

301 Grant Street, Suite 4300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Dallas W. Hartman, PC

1001 State Street, Suite 1430
Erie, PA, 16501

Dallas W. Hartman, PC

220 S. Main St.
Butler, PA, 16001

Dallas W. Hartman, PC

120 Marwood Circle
Boardman, OH, 44512



INAdministrative - Not Authorized to PracticeUnknown07/03/2016
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Lead Counsel Rated, Personal InjuryLead Counsel2016
Lead Counsel Rated, Personal InjuryLead Counsel2016
Top 100 Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2016
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2016
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Lifetime MembershipMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Lead Counsel Rated Social Security DisabilityLead Counsel2015
Lead Counsel Rated, Personal InjuryLead Counsel2015
Top 100 Lawyers PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2015
Top 50 Lawyers PittsburghSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2014
Top 50 PittsburghSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 PennsylvaniaSuper Lawyers2014
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2014
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2012
Lifetime MemberMulti-Million Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
Super LawyerPennsylvania Super Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDallas W. Hartman, PC2006 - Present
AttorneyMaybruck & Zapcik2003 - 2006
AttorneyDavid B. Wright & Assoc (State Farm)2001 - 2003
AttorneyTerry King2000 - 2001
AttorneyDavid Rehe (State Farm)1999 - 2000
OwnerDouglas Olcott, Attorney at Law1996 - 1999
AttorneyHaskins, Hack, Piro, O'Day, Merklinger & Wallace1990 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2009 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Lawrence County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Pennsylvania Association for JusticeMember2007 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember1990 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Murphy v. Marenic2.3 Million Verdict for Plaintiff
Confidential settlementMulti-million dollar settlement
Confidential settlementConfidential Six Figure Settlement
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Publication nameTitleDate
New Castle NewsHepatitis C Risks2012
NewsletterDistracted Driving Warning2012
NewsletterMarcellus Shale Drilling Accidents2012
NewsletterMotorcycles are Everywhere - Look Twice, Save a Life2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawN/AJ.D.1990
Montclair State UniversityPolitical ScienceB.A. (Cum Laude)1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National WebcastHow to Capitolize on Conversion2012
Converting Web Visitors to ClientsLegal Marketing2012
Safe Kids DayChild Safety2011
Erie County Safe Community Designation DayInjury Prevention2010