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Thomas J Dolina

Personal injury Attorney at Hagerstown, MD

4.8   20 reviews

About Thomas

Learn Thomas’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    Serious personal injury from products , vehicles and premises

    41 years

  2. Workers compensation
    Have handled hundreds of WCC matters . Have lectured and taught on topics in WCC to unions , lawyers and employers

    41 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Business
    general transactional and litigation work in the commercial and business area

    40 years

  4. Employment and labor
    Wage and hour , ADA , FMLA , non compete , collective bargaining agreements , severance agreements

    40 years

  5. Medical malpractice
    Hospitals , rehab centers , mental health care malpractice

I have been practicing law since 1981 . I am AV rated and for the past five years been recognized as a " Super Lawyer " .

I am committed to excellent service and at all times a professional practice . I value clients and their concerns . 

I am fortunate to be in a position to help those that need my services . 

I practice employment law for both employers and employees , handle a wide range of personal injury matters , WCC and business litigation cases . 

I am counsel to public school administrators and principals in two counties and have represented public school employees in many of Maryland 's counties .

i am licensed in Maryland , Colorado and West Va . 

We have two offices Baltimore County and Washington County . 

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Licensed for 41 years
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/30/2015
State WV
Status Inactive
Acquired 2013
Updated 04/30/2023
State CO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2000
Updated 04/05/2023

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4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
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Posted by Harold | June 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thomas Dolina
Thomas and his staff did a great job for me in my workers comp case. They were all very easy to deal with and made a bad sutuation more tolerable. They took the time to explain everything to me.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worker comp
What a pleasure dealing with Tom and Lorraine. They got me the result that I wanted.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Employment advice
Mr Dolina gave me sage advice at a critical time in my career. His consultation gave me good perspective on the situation I faced and was clearly not given for his own profit. I would recommend him highly to anyone facing tough decisions in regards to employment.
Posted by Jennifer | May 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Tom did an amazing job handling my case. It was a very difficult and humiliating experience and he was extremely professional. He kept me well informed and advised me throughout the entire processes. Tom kept the case moving and was able to get it resolved quickly. I would highly recommend using him for an employment law issues you are having.
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Response from Thomas Dolina July 26, 2018
Thank you Jennifer . Hope you are well
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent result
I referred a serious, complicated personal injury case to Tom, and he worked miracles with it. I could not have been more pleased with his work.
Posted by Donald | May 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tom as was the case with all the support staff was very professional and exhibited a profound level of knowledge regarding all aspects of my case.
Posted by raymond | May 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
tom took on a complicated personal injury case for me.he was through,compassionate and devoted to my needs.i'm sure he spent much more time on my case than he anticipated,but continued without complaint.
Posted by Pamela | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough and fair
From the moment I received my call from Attorney Donlina's office, I'd had nothing but very prompt and thorough dealing with all levels of staff. Thank you for your excellent service.
Posted by Karen | April 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
Tom Dolina has been our business and personal attorney for over 15 years. He has been a valuable resource and advisor on numerous occasions for a variety of issues. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and has always acted in a professional and compassionate manner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Chuck | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Corporate Officer
Quickly framed the core issues, professionally engaged the opposition and provided excellent service.
Posted by Wayne and Roseann | August 27, 2015
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workers comp clients
Tom has been our workers comp attorney for the last four-five years. He has guided and supported us through some rough patches of dealing with workers comp. He has worked very hard to get us benefits that we would not have received otherwise. We trust his judgement and believe he truly fights for what is right for us. He has a heart for people and wants to see them get what they rightfully deserve.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2015
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Mr. Dolina is a first class attorney. In my case, he was able to move things along at a faster pace. He made me feel certain that he would do the job and he did. He has a team of people who truly care about their clients. I would highly recommend Tom Dolina.
Posted by Jordan | August 27, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Tom dolina
Tom was one of the nicest guys and one of the best lawyers i have ever had to deal with. Tom did everything thing in his power to make sure i was satisfied with the outcome of my case and also my well being. Needless to say tom won my case and couldnt be happier with the outcome. The people that work for toms firm are also outstanding because they also worked around the clock. I recomend him up and down
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Posted by Denny | May 15, 2015
Worker's Compensation
As far as I'm concerned, Tom and his staff are outstanding. His staff is very pleasant and prompt. I've told him many times, "There's not other lawyer in the State of Maryland what I'd go to." I'm overwhelmed by what he's done for me.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2015
Tom and his staff were efficient, professional, and thorough in handling my situation. I appreciate everything he accomplished for me.
Posted by Raymond | May 13, 2015
Worker's Compensation
Mr. Dolina did a great job. I don’t think I could have a picked a better attorney out there. He’s a honest man and his staff did a lot more than I thought even could be done.
Posted by Cheryl | September 30, 2014
Auto Claim
Ryan & Tom, I want to thank you for handling my husband's (Michael Craig Sr.) auto claim with such care and concern. The time and energy you both put into the case is much appreciated. Going before a judge and jury is an experience that I would not wish on anyone. You were great at calming our fears and putting us at rest. Our outcome was very favorable and the honesty and integrity you showed definitely played a big part. Tom, thanks for the O's tickets! That was very generous of you!
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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
Insurance settlement
Good Morning, First, I would like to thank all of the attorneys at Bodie for the outstanding service that you have been providing us! I also want to let Mr. Dolina know that I appreciate everything that he has done for us. I know he has taken a decrease in payment and reduced a lot of fees as well as many other things that I am not aware of. I also thought the amount that was paid to Aetna was incredible. Mr. Dolina really did an amazing job reducing their pay out. I really can’t thank him and everyone else at Bodie enough for all of the compassion. I know we still have more legal issues to fight but I just wanted to take the time to let you all know this. -Angie
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Posted by Lisa | July 11, 2012
Will do everything He can for his clients
I was in a car accident July 2011, I had to have two surgeries and a total of five months of therapy. I was out of work for almost a year due to my injuries. The other driver had a very low insurance policy. In the beginning it seemed that I was not going to be getting settlement that was enough to cover my loss wages, pain and suffering. When the time came to settle, Mr. Dolina and his team worked very hard to get me the best settlement possible. Mr. Dolina and his team were in constant contact with me whether it was phone or email; they always made sure I knew where we were in the process. Tom and his paralegals worked very hard and always showed professionalism. They also showed concern for me not only as a client but also as a person that was going through a very difficult time. I am so very grateful for him and everyone at the firm, and I could not be happier with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
No Contact
I called on a Wednesday to retain attorney. I was told by Miranda I’d get a call back later in the day or on Thursday the latest. She never called back. Do you want to hire a law firm that doesn’t follow through? Or one where you can’t reach your attorney?
Response from Thomas Dolina December 4, 2020
I have no idea who you are since you don’t identify yourself . We get many calls but try to return all . Be aware we are selective about the cases we take however we do try to talk to everyone who calls . Good luck to you
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • Bodie Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Court Judge
  • University Of Baltimore School Of Law
  • 1992 - 2013


  • Harvard University Law School
  • Advanced Negotiation
  • 2002
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • University of Maryland
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • Minton vs Baltimore County
  • affirmed favorable trial decision
  • Winkers,Inc v Sparks
  • verdict for plaintiff in excess of 1,000,000.00
  • Fried vs MCC
  • reversal with a substantial award


  • LERA
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Board of Governors
  • 2013 - Present
  • public arbitrator
  • 2005 - Present
  • Baltimore County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section, Construction Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Baltimore County Bar Association, Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Former Chair
  • N/A
  • National Arbitration Forum's Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
  • Chair
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Czech

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • MSBA
  • 2008


  • Maryland Employment Law Deskbook
  • Public School Employment Law Issues
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • business adr conference
  • business adr
  • 2007

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (2)
Endorse Thomas
Workers compensation Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Great lawyer. Very Knowledgeable. Real student of the practice of law. Very effective. Fights for his clients.Always prepared"
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Incredibly knowledgeable. Overall great guy to work with."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Hagerstown Personal injury Lawyer Thomas J Dolina
Thomas J Dolina
Personal injury Attorney
Hagerstown, MD
Licensed for 41 years