Pamela Dorian

Associate

Philadelphia

(215) 665-2762

(215) 665-2013

Recent News:

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Pamela Dorian focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust, appellate, 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 acted as lead counsel on hundreds of misdemeanor trials and felony preliminary hearings in Philadelphia Municipal Court. She tried numerous bench trials to verdict and handled dozens of evidentiary hearings. Pamela regularly prosecuted drug trafficking offenses, DUIs, assaults, burglaries, robberies, and firearm offenses.

Pamela currently serves as a co-chair of the firm’s Associates Committee and captain of the firm softball team. She is also actively involved in law student and lateral recruiting, as well as the mentoring of summer associates and 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 and the H. Kruger Kaprielian Scholarship. While at UVa, Pamela served on the Journal of Law & Politics, advised undergraduates interested in law school, and represented local residents in the Criminal Defense Clinic. In addition, Pamela participated in the annual charity softball invitational, which hosted teams from law schools across the country. She also spent a summer as a judicial intern on the Pennsylvania Superior Court. 

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 and Paterno Fellows Program.

Experience

News

49 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 01, 2022

Super Lawyers has selected 49 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2022 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

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

Awards & Honors

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers "Rising Star" 2022. This award is conferred by Super Lawyers. A description of the selection methodology can be found here. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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