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Thomas J. Dolina

Mr. Dolina serves as the President and Co-Managing Partner of Bodie, Dolina, Hobbs, Friddell & Grenzer, P.C. He practices in business and employment law, personal injury, and professional malpractice litigation. He represents business clients in litigation and transactional matters. He has substantial trial experience before the Maryland District and Circuit Courts and the Federal District Courts. Mr. Dolina is a member of the bar for Maryland and Colorado, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Dolina has significant experience in alternative dispute resolution through his work with the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, FINRA and the National Arbitration Forum. Mr. Dolina also serves as a private arbitrator and is a certified mediator for the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Howard County and Frederick County. He has been approved for Equal Employment Opportunity Dispute mediation services for the U.S. Postal Service, known as Redress. He is a frequent lecturer for the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, and has contributed to mediation and arbitration programs.

Mr. Dolina often handles very difficult and complex litigation matters. Litigation involving the firm’s clients has become increasingly complex. Obtaining successful results in cases involving lenders, business partners and tort litigants has required special skills in negotiation and an adherence to effective case management.

Mr. Dolina’s appellate practice includes the published opinion of Lynne Parry v. Allstate Insurance Co., 408 Md. 130, 968 A.2d 1053 (2009), decided by the Court of Appeals of Maryland in favor of Mr. Dolina’s client, affirming Mr. Dolina’s victories in the Circuit Court and the Court of Special Appeals.

Mr. Dolina also represents supervisory and administrative employees in Baltimore County Public Schools, assisting in contract negotiation, grievances and contract administration between our clients and the Baltimore County Board of Education.

Mr. Dolina is extremely active within the Maryland State Bar Association. In 2009, Mr. Dolina was elected to the Board of Governors of the Maryland State Bar Association with a term expiring at the end of the year 2011. Mr. Dolina was elected to two standing committees within the Maryland State Bar Association, the Planning Committee and Continuing Legal Education Committee. He was elected to the Section Council for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Maryland State Bar Association and served as its chair in 2007-2008. While chair, the Section received the award for “Best Section” at the annual Maryland State Bar Convention. Mr. Dolina was also elected to the Board of the Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center.

Mr. Dolina is a graduate of the University of Maryland (B.S., 1978) and the University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D., 1981). In addition to his graduate training, Mr. Dolina has attended the Harvard School of Law Advanced Negotiation Skills Workshop.

Court of Appeals Oral Arguments Webcast Lynne Parry, Personal Representative of the Estate of Mark Parry, Deceased, et al. v. Allstate Insurance Co. Issue – Workers’ Compensation – whether the decision of the lower court to allow an insurance company deductions from an uninsured/underinsured policy for unreimbursed medical expenses paid by an employer when no worker’s compensation claim was actually filed by the employee, eliminates the choice of remedy right afforded to injured workers by statute.



Areas of Practice:
  • Business Law
  • Employment Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • University of Baltimore
    • B.S., 1978
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
    • J.D., 1981
Dates of Admission:
  • Maryland Bar – 1978




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