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From initial counseling through appeals, Doris Dabrowski gives personal attention to the legal concerns of individuals, small businesses and professional practices in Pa. and N.J.   Her appellate advocacy set legal precedent in the United States Court of Appeals and the Merit Systems Protection Board.    She is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association, National Arbitration and Mediation, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the United States Court of Appeals for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. 

She draws on her breadth of knowledge of health, disability, employment and elder law as well as civil procedure to help clients achieve their goals through counseling, negotiations, life care planning, alternate dispute resolution processes, litigation and appeals.  


Practice areas


  1. Employment: 30%
    41 years, 300 cases
  2. Employee Benefits: 25%
    26 years, 200 cases
  3. Contracts: 20%
    41 years, 300 cases
  4. Elder Law: 15%
    41 years, 300 cases
  5. Administrative Law: 10%
    39 years, 100 cases



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  • Robert Werner von Dohlen

    I endorse this lawyer. Great Employment/ Employee Benefits advocate!


    Robert von Dohlen Insurance Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jeremy Charles Rosenbaum

    I have conferred with Attorney Dabrowski on complex employment matters and have worked with her on a program to educate attorneys. She is extremely knowledgeable, wise, and warm--the ideal attorney for any client.


    Jeremy Rosenbaum Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1525 Locust St 14th Fl
Philadelphia, PA, 19102


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pa. Super LawyersThomas-Reuters Business2014
Who's WhoMarquis publications2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
proprietorDabrowski law firm1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Academy of Elder Law Attorneysmember2012 - Present
National Employment Lawyers Associationpast president, Eastern Pa. chapter1993 - Present
Philadelphia Bar AssociationPublic Interest section executive committee2000 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
DiGiacomo v Teamsters Pension Trust Fund of Philadelphia and VicinityU.S. Court of Appeals set precedent; Client got credit for pre-break service
Holton v. Crozer Chester Medical CenterPa. issued regulations clarifying that the consent of the patient alone is required for surgical procedures; hospital settled after remand from court of appeals
Berry v. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)Client won at the EEOC: MSPB adopted EEOC decision
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspen PublishersMandatory Disclosures Required by ERISA2000
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Rutgers University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Your Employer's New FamilyPlans sponsored by governments and religious organizations2014
Medicaid: From Qualifying Clients to Applying for BenefitsMedicaid Law2013
Continuing Legal EducationImpact of the Affordable Care Act on Employee Benefit Plans2013
Women in the Profession Committee retreatStereotyping: perception and punishment2010
Elder Law Committee meetingERISA rights and remedies2008
Litigating Employment Discrimination CasesERISA litigation2007
Sole and small firm practice management committee programAttorney's Fee Awards under Federal Fee Shifting Statutes2004
program meetingRemdies of State and Local Government Employees1999
Representing Federal EmployeesConstitutional and Statutory Rights of Federal Employees1997