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Douglas Lee Dolfman

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.2   31 reviews

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About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    85%
    Our office does criminal defense law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The 3 lawyers in our office have over 75 years of experience in the area of criminal defense. Our practice focuses mainly on Philadelphia and Montgomery counties. We are commited to giving our clients the best legal services and reasonable prices and to constantly inform them of the status of their cases. We welcome new clients with a quality evaluation of their case and straightforward analysis of their legal rights.

    29 years, 4,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    8%

    29 years, 650 cases

  3. Credit card fraud
    2%

    29 years, 352 cases

  4. Federal crime
    2%

    29 years, 75 cases

  5. White collar crime
    2%

    29 years, 35 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    1%

    29 years, 245 cases

Rated National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100 Trial Lawyers In the Country for 2014. I believe in giving my clients and potential clients the best service possible in PA, and NJ. My main practice is the 5 county Delaware Valley Region. I focus my practice on homicides, weapons, narcotics, as well as white collar cases. I am always willing to answer a question for somebody.  I look forward to helping you in anyway I can.  I will offer you reasonable rates and work hard to protect your rights. 

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National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorney in the US - 2014
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Licensed for 28 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/04/2022
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 12/04/2022

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Douglas Lee Dolfman
1617 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1660
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Law Offices of Douglas L Dolfman
1617 John F Kennedy Blvd
Suite 1660
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
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4.2 / 5.0
  31 customer reviews
Posted by Christian | July 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Federal case
Federal case that lasted 3.5 years. From beginning to end Doug helped me. always kept me positive and always going on a straight path. Made sure I was always ok. Doug Stuck by me fought for me and helped me get probation. Gave me and my family a 2nd chance. I will forever be in debt to you Doug me and my family appreciate you so much thank you for everything. I'll never forget what you've done for me I appreciate you so much sir
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Posted by Jim | February 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
He was referred to me by another attorney and has so far done a fantastic job. As I am disabled he did a lot of the legwork for me at the courthouse, no extra charge. He returns my calls promptly, which is also a plus, especially with attorneys. Highly recommend!
Posted by Lamont D | August 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
duo attorney
I have known Doug for 20 years, i have used his services, relating to drug charges and more recently DUI charges. he worked relentlessly to have the charges reduced or dropped completely. I am very satisfied with his work and I have recommended him to family and friends in need of an attorney.
Posted by Jenny | June 26, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
All charges dismissed
I just want to say at first I was a little skeptical my first time hiring Mr. Douglas Dolphman he came very highly recommended by a good friend. And I’m going to tell you that was the best thing I could’ve done he assured me that everything was going to be fine . Well all charges were dismissed and my son will be coming home.So yes I will recommend him in a second to anyone. He handle himself very well in the court room .
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Posted by Damita Jo | April 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
You are the best thing that has come into my families life
Let me tell you about Douglas Dolfman. He is the bomb in the court room. His closing arguments was epic. Doug thank you for the good work that you did for my family. Thank you for being a kind heart and working so hard for my son. You are more than an attorney to me; you have gained a friend for life. Thank you, God bless you.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazingly responsive by phone and text.
Came well prepared for the first meeting. Was able to quickly move up a friend's hearing date and got a great outcome in the court. Best descriptors for Doug are responsive, fast, thorough, reasonable, delivers and communicates. Everything you need in an attorney. If you have a friend or family member in trouble with the law, Doug is the attorney you need!
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Posted by Tonya | October 30, 2018
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A Godsent
From the beginning Doug was extremely professional but also personable making me feel completely at ease. He reassured me from the beginning that I should have no worries and that he would take care of my son who had never been in trouble before. He was prompt to the hearings, everyone knew and had the upmost respect for him. I was never in the court room more that 30 min once the gavel hit. My sons case was withdrawn and he was able to go back to school with no worries. Thank you Doug,, you were certainly a blessing. I encourage EVERYONE to hire him for all of your legal matters.
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Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
An outstanding Lawyer for your criminal case!
I called Doug 2 weeks before our court date. My boyfriend had gotten arrested with a serious felony heroine charge, he was on probation and i was sure he would see some jail time. I found Mr. Doug under "top-rated criminal-defense attorneys in Philadelphia". I called Doug left a message at 1:30p Doug called me back at 2:30p in a prompt professional fashion. Not only did i meet with him that same day, but i paid him and he assured me everything was going to be ok. Doug was firm with me my boyfriend wasnt going to jail even though he was on probation? Was all i kept saying to him. Today was our courtdate and our outcome...CASE DISMISSED! It was our first court date and i was a mess! Doug was late but he put in our docket sheet he would be appear so that somewhat settled my nerves. As soon as he walked in a sense of relief came over me and as if im not the last person in the row, sitting on the last seat of the bench I accidentally screamed,"DOUG!" Only to shhhhhhd by every cop sitting in front of me, Doug and probably the judge. Well we were in and out of the courtroom within 15 minutes and our case was completely dismissed. Thank you Mr. Doug! Money paid is money earned.
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Posted by Johnathan | March 13, 2017
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Best Lawyer Around
Mr. Dolfman is truly the greatest lawyer I've ever met or heard of. He has gone above and beyond his call of duty to ensure that I obtain and maintain my freedom. He came to visit me when I was incarcerated and truly gave me the hope that I was lacking and despite firm opposition, succeeded in getting me released. Not only is he an amazing lawyer, he is an outstanding character who sincerely cares for his client's well being and safety. His sense of humor and outgoing personality have really helped to ease the tension of fighting my case. I would recommend Mr. Dolfman to anybody in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by Cathy | February 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Please
We hired Doug for criminal charge in defense of my younger brother. To say the least, Doug is an remarkable attorney. He did a noteworthy job in defense of my younger brother who made a very serious mistake. These cases are never solved overnight and communication, we felt was very important. Doug was always available to answer questions/concerns, while streamlining all information regarding my brother's case as it became readily available. For the work and efforts Doug applied to this case his fee was more than fair. If you need a criminal attorney who will fight to get charges reduced at a fair rate-- you would be making a huge mistake not to employ Doug for the job.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
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Incredibly Professional and Friendly!
After being charged with my first criminal offense, I was scared out of my mind. Came onto avvo.com and found Doug who called me the day after (on a Sunday morning) assuring me everything was going to be all right. We met up to discuss my case and he kept assuring me everything would be fine. Got back from court today with great news, all thanks to Doug who was incredibly friendly with not only me but the arresting officer and the judge. All in all, if you want a professional who you can relate to at a personal level, look no further.
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Posted by Dana | February 17, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I hired Mr. Dolfman to represent my boyfriend in a very serious gun and robbery case. From the beginning Mr. Dolfman did a great job communicating with me and the entire family. He kept us all up to date throughout the entire process and was always accessible via phone and email. Mr. Dolfman always told us what to expect and we were never left in the dark about anything. Ultimately, we were fortunate that we won the case at trial. Mr. Dolfman is an excellent trial lawyer. I will refer Mr. Dolfman to anyone in need of a criminal defense attorney. He should be anyone's 1st choice in Philadelphia, to hire, if you need representation in a criminal case!
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Posted by angela | September 21, 2015
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criminal case with 2 other co-defendant
This is the best criminal lawyer that I got to meet I was I in a case with two other co-defendant it took the case almost 4 Years but he did what he do best and got me out of the situation. Will refer to family, coworkers and friends. Good job doug
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2014
The most effective and positive-outcome-capable representation in Philadelphia
Mr. Dolfman is trustworthy, communicative, and unparalleled in his knowledge, approach and execution of criminal defense. Mr. Dolfman represented me on three Violations Of Probation (VOP) all of which I was guilty of, and expected to be held fully responsible to the fullest extent of the law. On each and every account, Mr. Dolfman met personally, with me and my family, while I was incarcerated and paid close attention to the details of my case. He achieved amazing results, keeping me from receiving state-time, while at the same time placing me in rehabilitative programs that allowed me to become a better person and excel after my my release, both personally and professionally. I faced over 17 years for my violations and with Mr. Dolfman's representation I'm on track for early termination of probation with no state-time. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Mr. Dolfman as an attorney!
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Posted by Lisa | October 2, 2014
A+ Philadelphia legal representation!
Doug is by far the best attorney I have ever had experience with. He assured me that my eviction case was going to go smoothly and in my favor and he was right. If Doug tells you something, there's no need to doubt or question it. He really knows his stuff! I'm convinced that if any other attorney took my case, the outcome would've been different. I very highly recommend Mr. Dolfman and look forward to his ongoing representation in my case. If you're in the Philadelphia area and in need of legal representation, Doug is hands down the one to hire. Not only is he an excellent attorney, but his mild manner and positive attitude have helped me to also consider him a friend. Thank you Doug!
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Posted by Grace Shawnie | August 19, 2014
PHILLY'S BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER
Doug Dolfman recently represented my family member in a violation of probation matter. He provided excellent work for my family and I. He was very knowledgeable, caring, prompt, and when we thought there was no way my family member could get his detainer lifted, Doug pulled through!!!!! He is truly a great lawyer does his best with every case!
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Posted by Heather | May 22, 2014
Great Philadelphia Lawyer!!
Doug represented a family member of mine and we could not be more thankful to have chosen him for representation. He is extremely professional and very easy to work with. My family member was facing major gun and narcotics charges and Doug did everything he could to make sure we had a successful outcome. We could all tell that he was very invested in the case and he was always prepared. He was respectful and offered a great service for a reasonable price. If you want to win your case, choose Doug. You will be glad you did!
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Posted by SC | April 18, 2013
The BEST Lawyer Ever with a Loving Heart for Justice!
Doug you are by far the BEST lawyer ever. Your mild respectful attitude towards your clients is what make you # 1. You have such a caring spirit for justice for all people. Even when it did not look good you still kept a wonderful and positive spirit which calmed everything and at the end we won. Just like you said we would. Your wonderful smile matches your heart and your wonderful heart matches the love that you have for what you do and for your clients victory. Keep being that ALPHA Lawyer because truly you are #1. May God Bless you and your family with the joy you have blessed me and mine with.
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Posted by althea | February 7, 2013
mr.d.l.dolfman is the best lawer.
mr.dolfman is a very good lawyer ,he has really helped my son,and are family get though a very tuff time .i will always trust you to be there for my son.jendell and his family,i will always pray for you and your family.mr.dolfman keep up the good work,THANKS=)
Posted by D.F. | January 28, 2013
BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER IN PHILADELPHIA
Doug Dolfman represented my boyfriend in a major drug case, he was referred to us by a friend of ours that he had gotten early parole. Mr. Dolfman visited my boyfriend in prison the very first weekend after being retained. He kept us informed at all times by updating me on the phone and he always responded quickly to letters. Doug was very passionate, and displayed an extensive knowledge of Philadelphia Law and the Justice System. I was extremely happy with the outcome of my boyfriend's case, after Doug got some of the charges dismissed, most of the time he received was time-served. During the time my boyfriend was incarcerated I was very worried and scared but Doug's staff was always very kind, patient, caring and helpful. Overall Doug is definitely the BEST CRIMINAL LAWYER IN PHILADELPHIA!
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Doug Dolfman
  • 1994 - Present

Education

  • University of Akron, C. Blake McDowell Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Carlos Rodriguez
  • Defendant found not guilty of possession.

Associations

  • University of Akron Law School Board of Directors
  • Alumni Representative
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Outstanding Young Lawyers Division
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • 1997

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Guns and Lawyers for You and Your Client
  • Gun Laws In Pennsylvania
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institue
  • The Law of Guns in Philadelphia
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (6)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an experienced criminal defense attorney that knows how to get the best results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simply said, Douglas is an outstanding criminal attorney. Highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Doug is professional, knowledgeable, and fights hard for his clients. Highly recommended."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug is a professional and zealous advocate for his clients, and an excellent trial attorney. While trying a case against Doug a few years ago when I was working as a prosecutor, I learned first hand that Doug is a skilled and experienced litigator. I firmly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Extremely talented and dedicated attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"While working for Doug in the early stages of my career, I saw quickly how very passionate an attorney can be when defending the rights of the accused. Doug is one of the very best advocates for his clients that I know."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Dolfman is a seasoned veteran with the skills and composure that come with years of experience."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is a zealous advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is a very tenacious litigator and always represents his clients zealously. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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