Daniel Dolente


    Daniel defends clients in all areas of civil litigation, ranging from individuals, to owners of small businesses, to major corporations. Daniel's primary focus in his practice is defending physicians and other health care providers, as well as physician's offices, nursing homes, outpatient centers, hospitals and health systems in all types of litigation matters. He is routinely consulted outside of formal litigation to implement best practices and to identify issues and potential areas of liability. If a lawsuit is initiated against his clients, Daniel works closely with them to defend against the claims, identify end goals and craft an effective strategy to reach them.

    In addition to his clients in the health care industry, Daniel also defends corporations in multi-party, catastrophic injury cases in the general casualty, product liability, construction injury, dram shop and premises liability fields.

    Working with a team of accomplished trial attorneys, Daniel has handled every stage of litigation from routinely drafting successful dispositive motions that dismiss his clients entirely from lawsuits to vigorously questioning adverse parties on the stand at trial.

    Daniel received his undergraduate degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University in 2010. He went on to attend the Widener University School of Law, now Delaware Law School, in Wilmington, Delaware, where he graduated magna cum laude with a certification in trial advocacy. Daniel was an active participant in many societies and organizations while pursuing his juris doctor. He served as the copy editor for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law. He competed in the Allegheny County Academy of Trial Lawyers annual mock trial invitational as a member of Widener's civil trial team. Daniel also participated in the Veterans Law Clinic, counseling retired military members and their families and representing veterans' interests in appeals before the Department of Veterans Affairs.


    “A Law Firm Defending a Named Physician Cannot Also Represent a Non-Party Treating Physician for Purposes of a Subpoenaed Deposition,” Defense Digest, Vol. 28, No. 12, December 2022

    "Consider Retaining Multiple Experts to Opine on the Standard of Care to Increase Your Chances of Securing a Defense Verdict," Defense Digest, Vol. 22, No. 4, December 2016

    Case Law Alerts, regular contributor, 2015-present

    "Advice For Attorneys Starting Their First "Real" Law Firm Job," The Legal Intelligencer, April 3, 2014

    Pro Bono Activities

    Veteran's Law Clinic at Widener University School of Law

    New Jersey
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
    Widener University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 2013)
    The Pennsylvania State University (B.A., 2010)
    Honors & awards
    Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Star
    Associations & memberships
    The Lawyers Club of Philadelphia, Board Member
    Year joined