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Dorothy J. Dohanics

Dorothy J. Dohanics graduated from the Pennsylvania State University in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Supply Chain and Information Systems, as well as minor in the Legal Environment of Business. She was a Division 1 women’s tennis scholarship recipient, where she held the record for most wins in a college career. She attended the Duquesne University School of Law where she graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 2012 and was admitted to the practice of law in Pennsylvania in October of 2012.

Dorothy began working at Dallas W. Hartman, P.C. as a legal intern while in law school. Currently, she handles a wide variety of civil matters including general negligence, medical negligence, wrongful death, personal injury, motor vehicle law, premises liability, Hepatitis C exposure and mass tort litigation.

Dorothy developed and currently manages the Mass Tort Litigation department of the firm. She represents numerous clients injured by defective products and dangerous medications, such as:

  • Xarelto
  • Invokana
  • Taxotere
  • Zantac
  • IVC filters
  • Hernia Mesh
  • Breast Implants
  • Essure
  • Defective Hip Implants
  • Talcum Powder
  • RoundUp

Dorothy is a member of the American Bar Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Association, and the Lawrence County Bar Association. She is also a member of the American Association for Justice, Pennsylvania Association for Justice and Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.

Outside of the office, Dorothy and her husband, Jeremiah, own a basketball academy – home to many talented young basketball players. She enjoys travelling with her children for AAU basketball and USTA tennis events in her spare time.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Social Security Disability
  • Defective Products
  • Mass Torts

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania, 2012


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. – May, 2012
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.S. – May, 2009

Honors and Awards

  • PA Super Lawyers, Rising Star 2020
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