Pamela Dorian

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2762

(215) 665-2013

Pamela Dorian focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, construction, product liability, consumer fraud, government contracts, and business torts. Pamela has experience representing businesses and individuals in a wide-range of industries and subject areas including construction, insurance, gaming and entertainment, and cannabis, both at the state and federal levels.

In 2018, Pamela was selected to serve as an Assistant District Attorney through Cozen O’Connor’s secondment program with the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Over the course of one year, she prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor trials and felony preliminary hearings in Philadelphia Municipal Court. Pamela regularly handled DUIs, drug trafficking offenses, assaults, burglaries, robberies, and firearm offenses.

Pamela currently serves as a vice chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and has served for a number of years as captain of the firm softball team. She is also actively involved in summer associate recruiting, as well as the mentoring of junior associates. Prior to joining the firm, Pamela participated in the firm's Summer Associate Program.

Pamela received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was awarded with a Dean's Merit Scholarship. While at UVa, Pamela served on the Journal of Law & Politics and represented local residents in the Criminal Defense Clinic. She also participated in the annual charity softball invitational.

Prior to law school, Pamela graduated from Pennsylvania State University, magna cum laude, with bachelor's degrees in philosophy, political science, and communication arts and sciences, as well as minors in international studies and classics. She was a member of the Schreyer Honors College.

Experience

News

Prosecutor for a Year: Cozen O'Connor Associates Get 'Real Life' Courtroom Chops in DA Partnership

September 27, 2019

Vince McGuinness and Pamela Dorian were quoted in The Legal Intelligencer discussing the 10-year anniversary of Cozen O'Connor's secondment program at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Publications

Supreme Court Considers State Ban on Political Apparel in Polling Place

April 13, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, and Pamela Dorian, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, in The Legal Intelligencer "Supreme Court Considers State Ban on Political Apparel in Polling Place."

Is a Warrant Necessary to Search a Vehicle Parked Near a Person's Home?

April 03, 2018

Stephen Miller, vice chair of Cozen O'Connor's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, and Pamela Dorian, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Department, co-authored, in The Legal Intelligencer "Is a Warrant Necessary to Search a Vehicle Parked Near a Person's Home?"

US Supreme Court Addresses 'Attenuating' Circumstances

January 11, 2016

Stephen Miller, vice chair of the firm's Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations Practice Group, and Pamela Dorian, an associate in the firm's Commercial Litigation Practice, co-authored, "US Supreme Court Addresses 'Attenuating' Circumstances."

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2015
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., magna cum laude, 2012
  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey