Philadelphia Attorney & Litigator | Commercial Litigation | Insurance & Government Regulation Litigation | New Jersey Attorney
Law Office of
Peter M. Dolinger
1835 Market Street • 27th Floor
Philadelphia Pennsylvania  19103
Telephone: 215-869-8866


Philadelphia Attorney & Litigator | Commercial Litigation | Insurance & Government Regulation Litigation | New Jersey Attorney

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • LL.M., Temple Law School
  • B.A., Williams College

Bar Admissions
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Supreme Court of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, E.D. Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, D. New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Peter M. Dolinger is a Philadelphia attorney experienced in commercial litigation, business law, real estate and leasing transactions and litigation, environmental and toxics law, government regulation, contracts, insurance, and other legal matters. Mr. Dolinger represents clients before the State and Federal Courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Mr. Dolinger is appointed Discovery Master and Judge Pro Tempore in the Commerce Program of the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. He additionally serves as a Judge Pro Tempore in the Major Jury Program, and Certified Arbitrator in the Compulsory Arbitration Program. He is a member of the Investigative Division of the Commission on Judicial Selection and Retention of the Philadelphia Bar Association. Additionally he is a member of the Investigative Division of the Judicial Evaluation Commission of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, which evaluates candidates for appellate courts including the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Mr. Dolinger has received the First Judicial District Pro Bono Service Award.

Mr. Dolinger has worked with the law firms of Morgan Lewis in Philadelphia and Sullivan & Worcester in Boston, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the California Department of Agriculture (Unit now Department of Pesticide Regulation), the U.S. Council on Environmental Quality and the MIT Center for Technology, Policy, and Industrial Development (now SSRC).

Mr. Dolinger practices in a range of legal areas. Recent completed matters include:

  • Successful HUD-regulated refinance on older residential complex discovered constructed on discharging historic toxic waste site

  • Settlement of Administrative Order including withdrawal of referral to USEPA for NPL Listing

  • Specific performance for seller near contracted price of multi-unit historic commercial building in central Philadelphia

  • Declaratory action in death case defended and completed at full significant policy limit

  • Zero recovery defense of $5 million fire claim involving unsettled issues of New Jersey subrogation law

  • Closing of Emission Reduction Credit transfer for Clean Air Act Major Facility

  • Defense of Lanham Act and UCC warranty claims

  • Developer liability favorably resolved at unlicensed polluting New Jersey "C&D" landfill

  • Favorable settlement of $20 million+ cleanup at Region II Superfund Site among major industrial corporations

  • Transfer of franchise litigation to S.D.Texas notwithstanding standard E.D.Pa. forum selection provision

  • Settlement during trial of partnership dispute on landmark commercial property in Center City Philadelphia

  • Settlement of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act claim

  • Prosecution of internet services trademark dispute and settlement/licensing in software copyright infringement case

  • Prosecution and favorable settlement of defamation complaint for inference of dishonesty published by national trade journal

  • Settlement over insurer objection as personal counsel for professional facing excess liability claim

Mr. Dolinger serves as personal counsel to insureds, and represents insureds in declaratory judgment and other insurance coverage actions. Mr. Dolinger serves as Philadelphia local counsel in employment and other commercial disputes. Mr. Dolinger practices solo and in concert with other attorneys and professionals as matters demand, to deliver quality service while protecting client resources.

Mr. Dolinger established the Law Office of Peter M. Dolinger in 1991. For additional information about Mr. Dolinger's experience and qualifications, contact: info[at]

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