Dawn Courtney Doherty is a Senior Partner with Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly and serves as the Managing Partner of the Delaware Office.  She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.  She is also admitted to the Court of Appeals, District of Columbia (1998), U.S. District Court of Delaware (1993), U.S. District Court of New Jersey (1987), U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (1987) and the Washington, D.C. District Court (1988).

Dawn graduated summa cum laude from LaSalle University in 1983.  She attended Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, graduating in 1986.

Joining the firm shortly after its inception, Dawn opened the Delaware office and has continued a multijurisdictional practice in the area of excess exposure litigation assisting carriers in evaluating, negotiating or defending these matters at trial.  Dawn is the head of the firm’s healthcare practices group and has extensive experience counseling and defending traditional healthcare defendants as well as the ever growing needs of the mental healthcare communities, nursing homes, and same day surgery facilities and clinics.  

Dawn is a member of the Professional Liability Defense Federation and the Defense Research Institute.  As an active lecturer to attorneys and clients for professional education credits, Dawn speaks most often on Fundamentals of Practice and Ethics.  

Dawn enjoys anything her husband and three kids enjoy, but most especially time they spend engaged in community projects or time with family in Ireland.

Dawn Courtney Doherty

Phone 215-832-4216
Email ddoherty@moodklaw.com

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  • J.D., Temple University School of Law, 1986
  • B.A., LaSalle University, summa cum laude, 1983

Bar Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • Delaware
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court of Delaware, 1993
  • Washington, D.C. District Court, 1988
  • U.S. District Court of New Jersey, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1987

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Practice Areas

  • Bankruptcy, Appellate Advocacy, Post-Trial Practice
  • Casualty Group
  • Healthcare & Catastrophic & Excess Loss
  • Professional Liability

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