Michael J. Dougherty, Esq.

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  • Credentials
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  • Publications & Presentations

Michael J. 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. Mr. Dougherty 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, he is licensed in the State Court of Pennsylvania and admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 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, he focuses a great deal of his practice on compliance issues related to the lending, debt collection and repossession industries.

Mr. Dougherty 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, he has given several presentations 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.

Practice Areas:

Consumer Collections
Collateral Recovery/Replevins
Credit Union Representation
Education Loan Collection and Litigation
Healthcare Collections
Litigation & Defense
Federal Court Litigation

Bar Admissions:

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


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

Professional Affiliations:

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce
National Association of Subrogation Professionals
Pennsylvania Bar Association

Firm News:

January 05, 2010
Weltman Elects New Partner


Michael J. Dougherty, Esq. 

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