Michael J. Dougherty

At a Glance:

Mike Dougherty is the Managing Partner of the Philadelphia office practicing in Consumer and Commercial Collections, with a focus on the Corporate & Financial Services, Credit Union, Healthcare, Collateral Recovery/Replevin, Student Loan, Subrogation, Litigation & Defense, Consumer Finance Litigation and Federal Court Litigation Groups. Mike earned his B.S. cum laude in Political Science from Blackburn College in 1990 and his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law in 1995. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, Mike is licensed in the State Court of Pennsylvania and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) and the U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit). He has successfully litigated products liability, commercial disputes and contractual breach of contract claims throughout the country. In addition to his litigation background, Mike focuses a great deal of his practice on compliance issues related to the lending, debt collection and repossession industries.

Mike is a member of the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Subrogation Professionals. He is a frequent speaker on compliance issues related to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Recent presentations include "Preparing for the CFPB Audit", "Ensuring your Compliance Management System Addresses Risk Factors Related to UDAAP", "Creating an Effective Consumer Complaint Program", "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Third Party Vendor Management: A Primer for the Industry", and "Establishing an Effective Compliance Management System". Furthermore, Mike has given several presentation and written numerous articles related to subrogation issues including the recovery of first party benefits in Pennsylvania and future legislative actions related to driverless vehicles of the future.


Pennsylvania (1995)
U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Pennsylvania) (1995)
U.S. Court of Appeals (Third Circuit) (1997)


B.S. cum laude in Political Science and History, Blackburn College (1990)
J.D., Widener University School of Law (1995)

Practice Area:

Consumer Collections
Commercial Collections

Practice Groups:

Collateral Recovery/Replevin Group
Credit Union Group
Education Loan Collections & Litigation Group
Federal Court Litigation Group
Healthcare Collections Group
Subrogation Group
Litigation & Defense Group

Bar Associations:

Pennsylvania Bar Association


Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Subrogation Professionals


NASP Subrogator


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Michael J. Dougherty

Phone: 215.599.1501
Fax: 215.599.1505
Email: mdougherty@weltman.com