Phone: (215) 567-8300
Fax: (215) 599-1318
John M. Dodig
Practice Areas: Auto / Motor Vehicle Accidents, Auto Defects / Crashworthiness, Civil Rights, Class Actions, Construction & Workplace Accidents, Consumer Protection, Defective Drugs, Defective Medical Devices, Disability Insurance / Insurance Coverage Claims, Insurance Bad Faith, Liquor Liability, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Professional Negligence, Qui Tam / Whistleblowers, Toxic Substances
John M. Dodig is an experienced trial attorney representing plaintiffs in various types of complex litigation, including medical negligence, product liability, construction accidents, consumer class actions, motor vehicle accidents and civil rights claims. Attorney John Dodig has successfully obtained multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in several cases, including a $31 million jury verdict on behalf of an individual injured as a result of a dangerous highway, a $20 million birth injury claim involving a brain-damaged child, $11.3 million and $13.3 million recoveries for workers injured in construction accidents and a $11 million recovery for an individual injured in a motor vehicle accident. Mr. Dodig handles catastrophic cases nationwide and personal injury matters in Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with several other states.
Mr. Dodig received his Bachelor of Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University and his law degree from Nova University. He also received an LLM in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.
Mr. Dodig was elected by his peers to serve as President of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association in 2006 and 2007. He is a frequent lecturer in courses designed to teach practicing lawyers practical skills, such as trial advocacy. He has also served on the Board of Governors of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association.
Attorney Dodig was born in Saugerties, New York. He spends considerable time in both Harrisburg and Washington, participating in efforts to defeat tort reform and preserve the rights of innocent victims to be compensated for their losses. In June 2004, Mr. Dodig was awarded the President’s Award by the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association, in recognition of his work protecting the rights of innocent victims and maintaining their access to the court system.
In a landmark decision, John Dodig successfully argued before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania that municipalities should be held responsible if police are negligent during high-speed police chases. Jones v. City of Philadelphia. 700 A.2d 417 (Pa. 1997). Mr. Dodig has successfully handled numerous automobile accident cases involving high-speed police chases that have resulted in serious injuries and death. Mr. Dodig is often consulted by other automobile accident attorneys in Philadelphia because of his expertise in this area of the law, and is regularly asked to represent clients on a referral basis. Mr. Dodig has lectured to automobile accident attorneys on the topic of police pursuits and governmental and municipal liability. He has also been contacted by the Philadelphia Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia magazine, The Legal Intelligencer and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly for expert opinion and analysis in this area of the law.
Mr. Dodig has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years by Thomson Reuters as published in Philadelphia magazine, including recognition as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers® in Philadelphia, as well as Pennsylvania. He has also been named to SJ Magazine's Top Attorneys 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 lists and to South Jersey Magazine’s Awesome Attorneys list for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.
Mr. Dodig's recent successes include:
$3.8 Million Settlement on behalf of a bicyclist injured in a motor vehicle accident (July 2013)
$11.3 Million Settlement for Injured Worker in California Construction Accident (June 2012)
$4.75 Million New Jersey Settlement Against NJ DOT for Injuries and Death (September 2011)
$6 Million Record-Setting Hunterdon County, New Jersey Jury Verdict on Behalf of Individual Injured as a Result of Dangerous Highway (October 2009)
$6.75 Million Settlement in New Jersey Wrongful Death Case (August 2009)
$31.3 Million Record-Shattering New Jersey Jury Verdict on Behalf of Individual Injured as a Result of a Dangerous Highway (October 2008)
$13.3 Million Settlement for Injured Worker In Construction Accident (August 2008)
$11 Million Settlement for Injuries in a Motor Vehicle Accident
$5 Million Verdict in Nursing Negligence Case
$4 Million Settlement for Head Injury to Eleven Year Old Caused in a Motor Vehicle Accident in a New Jersey Showroom
$1.25 Million Settlement for Cervical Fusion Caused as a Result of a Motor Vehicle Accident
$750,000 Verdict in a Motor Vehicle Accident Case
$4.5 Million Settlement in Pediatric Negligence Claim
$2.55 Million Settlement as a Result of a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in the Development of RSD.
Please click here to read Mr. Dodig's Presidential Message to the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association
John M. Dodig Featured in South Jersey Magazine's Q&A Legal Guide