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Michael Dolich
Member
dolich@bbs-law.com

 

Direct: 856.673.3462
Fax:     856.751.5281
Office: Marlton, NJ

Syracuse University, B.A.

Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania
New Jersey


Michael Dolich is a member of Bennett, Bricklin & Saltzburg LLC, and the managing attorney of the firm's Marlton, NJ office. He joined the firm in 2006, bringing with him substantial experience in the practice of law in the courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He received his B.S. from Syracuse University, his M.B.A. from Drexel University and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law. While at Rutgers, he received the Bureau of National Affairs Law Student Award and graduated with distinction from the Tax Law Honors Program. Before attending law school, Michael worked for an international transportation leasing company where he gained considerable experience in the manufacture, use and operation of over-the-road tractor trailers and their components.

Michael is admitted to practice in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association and the Pennsylvania Defense Institute. Michael has tried a number of complex personal injury, employment law and property damage cases in the state courts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Michael focuses on the defense of individuals and businesses in a wide variety of personal injury matters including premises liability claims and claims of defamation, toxic tort claims, civil rights violations and wrongful death. He also frequently represents insurance companies in matters involving coverage with their insureds. He is a frequent lecturer on these and other civil litigation topics

Michael lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and two children.  Little known fact:  Michael used to box in college.

 Notable Decisions

Park v. Tsiavos, 165 F. Supp. 3d 191(D.N.J.), aff’d, 679 Fed. App’x. 120 (3d Cir. 2017) (basketball player who was injured in a fight in church’s gymnasium was beneficiary of church’s services under New Jersey Charitable Immunity Act).

Townsend v. Pierre, 221 N.J. 36, 110 A.3d 52 (2015) (expert's opinion that overgrown bushes on the homeowner's property proximately caused automobile accident was an inadmissible net opinion and alleged negligence of property owners in maintaining overgrown shrubbery on their property was not shown to be the cause of the fatal collision).

Estate of Desir ex rel. Estiverne v. Vertus, 214 N.J. 303, 69 A.3d 1247 (2013) (owner who left his premises with a sense that there might have been a robbery in progress owed no duty to neighbor whom he asked for help).

Johnson v. Dymowski, No. A-2909-13T3 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Apr. 21, 2015) (property owner had no duty to correct the problem with the abutting sidewalk caused by the neighbors' sump pump discharging onto sidewalk).

Schroeck v. Knight Mgmt. Ins. Servs., LLC, No. A-4486-12T4 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Feb. 19, 2014) (obligation to pay Gap insurance should vehicle be stolen did not create an ascertainable loss under Consumer Fraud Act if claim for Gap coverage was never made).

Schoolhouse Commons At Union Ave. Condo. Ass'n v. CCTS Tax Liens I, L.L.C., No. A-3697-10T4 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. Jan. 13, 2012) (condominium unit owner was barred by a provision in the condominium association by-laws requiring condominium unit owners to obtain insurance for any damage to their units and precluding any subrogation action for such damage).

Casatelli ex rel. Casatelli v. Dressler, No. A-5769-09T3 (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. June 27, 2011) (where landlords had no prior notice suggesting the dog would cause harm, landlords breached no duty to plaintiff to prevent injury from the tenant's dog).

Dorney v. Mammi, 350 F. App'x.  649  (3d Cir. 2009) (allocation of the dangers inherent in plaintiff’s chosen activity-climbing a ladder resting upon the very branch he planned to trim, single-handedly, with an electric chainsaw-is properly placed upon him, and him alone).