Sarah Filippi Dooley Co-Author of PAJ Handbook

(Philadelphia) – Attorney Sarah Filippi Dooley of Duffy + Fulginiti has contributed to the just-released “New Lawyer Handbook,” published by the Pennsylvania Association for Justice (PAJ).

The handbook, authored by a select group of PAJ members, offers tips and viewpoints for newly admitted attorneys to help them become successful trial lawyers. Chapters cover such areas as work/home life balance, mistakes to avoid, and practice-specific advice in Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury work.

Dooley’s chapter, “What to Expect as a New Associate,” offers insight from her own experience on working in a small law firm: while the intensity of work and pressure may be greater, the collaborative nature of such a core group can be beneficial. She also offered specific examples of how young attorneys can contribute to trial preparation. Click here to read the handbook.

The PAJ was founded in 1968 to provide the tools to help plaintiff attorneys better represent their clients. The organization also advocates for the integrity of a robust civil justice system.

At Duffy + Fulginiti, Dooley focuses her work on cases involving personal and catastrophic injury. She is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, the United States District Courts of Eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the United States Supreme Court. She currently serves as editor-in-chief of the Philadelphia Trial Lawyers Association bi-monthly newsletter, The Verdict
and is a member of the Philadelphia and American Bar Associations. She earned her law degree from Widener University School of Law.

Since 1988, Duffy + Fulginiti has advocated on behalf of victims of catastrophic injury and their families, obtaining results in the hundreds of millions for clients. To learn more about the firm, visit