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John Paul Dogum

Workers compensation Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

4.8   19 reviews

also known as John Dogum

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State PA
    Acquired 1992
    Status
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About John

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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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Location

Martin Law LLC
1818 Market Street 35th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-3636

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4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best workers comp
John helped me back in 2016 when I had a injury at work. I wanted to give up on my case because I was stress about courts and I remember John telling me to continue with my case that it was almost over and he wanted to get me something and he sure did. Case was over and I was happy with the results. I 100% recommend.
Posted by anonymous | November 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
CLIENT
JOHN DOGUM AND TEAM WERE OUTSTANDING TO WORK WITH, THEY WERE COURYEOUS. CARING AND PROFESSIONAL BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS. MY CASE WAS SETTLED PROMPTLY.
Posted by Christian | July 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic experience
John was down to earth, and readily available whenever needed. I would recommend John to absolutely anyone who needs help with a workers comp case. He finished the case in a bit less than a year and satisfied me completely with the result.
Posted by W. Fennimore | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Workers comp case
John and his awesome and kind staff got me through what was a nightmare to me. I never felt alone in my fight. My family and myself will never forget what john and his staff did for us. I highly recommend john and martin and martin.
Posted by Matthew | April 22, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Genuine, Compassionate, Elite Professionals
When I suffered my injury, I experienced a fear and anxiety unparalleled to any I've ever known. After contacting Martin Law,I'd later receive a return call the same evening from John. He immediately scheduled me for consultation. Apon meeting with him, he debunked any and all myths about his profession.I was sitting across the table from a friend with integrity, continuity...a human being with a genuine love and commitment to his craft. He placed me in the care of elite medical professionals and remained proactive on the state of my wellbeing. The staff also functioned and exceeded my every expectations. Thank You...Ms.Nabried,for serving as a sounding board, and helping me keep my sanity during the darkest days. I would recommend this law firm to everyone I know.Be Blessed Always.
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Posted by Michael | July 13, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Martin Law
John Dogum was an excellent choice from the start to the finish in regards to my Worker's Compensation case. He was extremely professional and handled matters quickly and never hesitated in keeping me informed of every aspect of my case. I would recommend Mr. John Dogum to anyone you is looking for a competent and caring Attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2016
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You can't go wrong with Martin Law
I was injured 2/18/15 going into a patient's home. The workman's comp company stopped paying me for the entire month of December 2015. As a single mother of two, I was panicked. John Dogum and his team were amazing. His team responds quickly to calls and emails. Mr Dogum himself is a caring and compassionate lawyer. He puts his clients, their needs, and their families first. I have recommended him to other people having trouble with workmam's comp.
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Posted by Tom | May 17, 2015
Best phone call ever made.
I contacted John Dogum of Martin Law Firm located in Philadelphia, Pa.. A very good friend of mine who is an attorney in another state and area of law,( not workmens compensation) told me that if he lived in the State of Pennsylvania and was injured on the job he would call John Dogum. I took his advice and called John. I explained my situation to him and he agreed to represent me. That was one of the smartest and best phone calls I have ever made. John is an excellent attorney. John has always kept me informed on what is happening with my case. He is extremely thorough making sure everything is covered. He always returns my calls "himself" and takes the time to explain everything to me so that I understand it. Johns lays out my options, allows my input and "we" decide what is best for "me". Not only has John been more than I ever expected in an attorney his entire staff has been great. I trust John explicitly. I could never in a million years hoped to get an attorney as good as John Dogum. I thank God every day I made that phone call to John and would recommend him to anyone who is looking for the best attorney in the area of workmens compensation law. Truly a great attorney and great person.
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Posted by Chuck | May 10, 2015
A lawyer who delivers
John was referred to me by a lawyer friend. After meeting with John I felt he was the lawyer I needed for my Workers Compansation case. From the beginning he was honest and up front with all of information I needed to go forward. It has been about 2 1/2 years since I started this case and John and his staff have been with me every step of the way. I never felt I was not being informed of every phase of the case, from the beginning to the end. We have become more of a lawyer/ client relationship. We share outdoor activities in the shooting sport and hunting turkeys. I consider him as a friend.
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Posted by Thomas | August 25, 2014
BEST ATTORNEY !!!!! THANK YOU JOHN DOGUM !!!!
John Dogum is the best attorney around!!! John protects the rights of the working family!!!! John and his team at Martin, LLC., have truly been a great help to me and my family. As a Local 401 Ironworker, I was injured on the job in 2008. After dealing with nasty and uncooperative insurance adjustors, I called John. This was the best move I ever did. He made sure that me and my family were protected and compensated after my work injury. Unfortunately, I was injured at work last year, and once again John was there for me and my family. He made sure that I was taken care of, protecting my rights through the workers compensation procedures. John and his staff were only a phone call away, he returned all of my calls and answered all and any uneasy questions that I may have had. As far as I am concerned, John is the only attorney I would use and recommend!! THANK YOU JOHN DOGUM AND YOUR TEAM AT MARTIN, LLC.!!!!
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Posted by wael | August 8, 2014
BEST ATTORNEY IN THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA
THANK YOU JOHN YOU ARE TRULY BEST ATTORNEY I EVER MET AND DEALT WITH. IF ANYONE EVER WANTS TO HIRE A WORKERS COMP ATTORNEY JOHN DOGUM IS THE BEST YOU WILL EVER HIRE. EVERYTIME I CALL JOHN'S OFFICE AND ASKED JOHN'S SECRETARY TO HAVE JOHN CALL ME BACK JOHN WOULD CALL ME BACK. I NEVER MET SUCH A GREAT ATTORNY LIKE JOHN AND HIS PROFESSIONAL STAFF AT MARTIN LLC. JOHN MY FAMILY AND I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR ME. YOU AND THE PEOPLE THAT WORK AT MARTIN LLC WERE SUPER AND I WILL RECOMMEND EVERYONE I KNOW TO YOUR OFFICE. THANKS AGAIN JOHN
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Posted by WAEL | August 7, 2014
Best Lawyer in the state of Pa
THANK YOU JOHN YOU ARE TRULY BEST ATTORNEY I EVER MET AND DEALT WITH. IF ANYONE EVER WANTS TO HIRE A WORKERS COMP ATTORNEY JOHN DOGUM IS THE BEST YOU WILL EVER HIRE. JOHN MY FAMILY AND I THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DID FOR ME. YOU AND THE PEOPLE THAT WORK AT MARTIN LLC WERE SUPER AND I WILL RECOMMEND EVERYONE I KNOW TO YOUR OFFICE. THANKS AGAIN JOHN W.T
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Posted by Susan | August 7, 2014
Eleven years later, John is still guiding and helping me
In December of 2003, while walking into my place of employment in Pennsylvania, I fell and shattered my ankle. Not knowing any attorneys in my area, I called my daughter in NJ who was knowledgeable in that area and she recommended John. It was one of the best phone calls I ever made. Since that time, I can only remember one time that I was annoyed with John, because things were dragging on. Turns out it wasn't John's fault, it was the systems. John has been nothing but helpful with me by answering questions promptly, having great patience with me because I always ended up having more questions after the explanation. His team is fantastic as well, there are too many to list, but I've dealt with two mostly, and they too are very patient and friendly. It has been 11 years, I'm still dealing with my injury and John is still in my corner fighting for me. So if someone needs a great lawyer who is well versed in the workman's compensation law, he is the man to call. Thank you John and thank you to your team as well, for always being there when I'm panic striken to calm me down and let me know things will work out. So far, you guys have always been right. Yes, I would tell anyone who needs a WC attorney to call John P. Dogum, in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Josh | February 11, 2014
Excellent attorney
Doing an excellent job handling my case. When I try to contact him most often I will receive a response that same day. Very knowledgeable about the workers compensation system. Makes sure I know where the case stands and what is expected and seems genuinely concerned for the well being of his clients.
Posted by Charles | January 30, 2014
A TRUE PROFESSIONAL
I am a union electrician who was injured at work . At first the insurance company was very cooperative with me. Then one day they stopped returning my calls and stopped paying for my medical treatment. I was referred to John by a friend that had used him and had nothing but good things to say about him. Within one week of my meeting with John, I was able to go back to the neurosurgeon that had been treating me and John was able to help me get my prescriptions again. I really felt good to have a true professional on my side. He was able to help my family through this very difficult time in my life. When I talk to him I feel like I'm talking to a friend who really cares about me. His firm Martin LLC is an excellent firm with a great reputation in the Philadelphia area, you would be hard pressed to find any better than this firm.
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Posted by Steve | August 2, 2013
A wonderful out come from a great attorney !
I lost my right leg from a work related accident. After six years of dealing with my injury,workers Compensation, case worker etc. I hired John Dogum in january 2013 to represent me and help me come to a close with my case. John took control right away ,gathering all my doctors notes ,medications and other known facts that showed the loss of my leg and inability to work in the future. In April 2013, after a all day Mediation, with both parties, we came to a settlement of more than $500,000! John not only got my life back, but also captured my sanity. John Dogum is the only attorney I will ever recommend. He understands the system and knows how to fight for what is right for the injured worker.
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Posted by Consuela | June 7, 2013
John Dogum "Got You"
John Dogum was great to work with.His professionalism was very respectful and mild mannered. I felt very comfortable knowing Mr Dogum was in full force for me every step of the way, with a personal touch from the very beginning. I would recommend John Dogum in a heartbeat. I'm very satisfied and thankful for all that he has done for me and my family. He is "THAT " man. Much success to John always.
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Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2011
Excellent attorney
I have worked with other attornies in the past - John is very straight forward and was able to settle my case to my satisfaction. I highly recommend John if you need a worker's comp attorney!
Posted by anonymous | May 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would not recommend
John Dogum is shady. He lead me to believe that he was going to handle my case with care and honesty. Well needless to say he did not do that and lost my case. His bad reviews are deleted, this site had a few bad reviews and they are no longer here. One star is being generous.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 20%-20%
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Swartz Campbell
  • 1992 - 2003

Education

  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Susquehanna University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Associations

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Pennsylvania Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Phladelphia
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Workers' Compensation Seminar
  • Workers’ compensation matters from the claimants perspective
  • 2011
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association
  • Liens & Subrogation
  • 2007
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Program
  • Distribution Dilemmas: Subrogation, Liens and Releases
  • 2006
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association Program
  • Important Issues in Workers’ Compensation Practice
  • 2005
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have both litigated cases against John and worked with John on cases. He is recognized as a preeminent workers' compensation attorney in Pennsylvania and highly respected by both the defense and claimant's bar. I often seek his opinion on complex worker's compensation matters."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Philadelphia Workers compensation Lawyer John Paul Dogum
John Paul Dogum
Workers compensation Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 31 years
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