David B. Dowling

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C.
David B. Dowling
Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice; view more

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1977

Education: Pennsylvania State University The Dickinson School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2013

Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C.

2320 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110 Visit website


A former assistant district attorney, David B. Dowling is now a personal injury attorney at Cunningham, Chernicoff & Warshawsky, P.C. Experienced in both criminal and civil litigation, he handles cases of insurance bad faith, criminal law, railroad claims, sexual assault, products liability, workplace injury, civil rights, accounting and legal malpractice, medical malpractice, underinsured motorist, premises liability, defective highway actions against PennDOT, liquor liability, pedestrian accidents and automobile and truck accidents. Mr. Dowling’s practice is focused in Central Pennsylvania, including Lancaster, York, Lebanon and Harrisburg.

A member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Mr. Dowling has also represented clients in California, New Jersey, Maryland, Florida, Michigan and Kentucky. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania and in the state courts of Pennsylvania.

Mr. Dowling is a member of the Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, the Pennsylvania Association for Justice, the American Association for Justice, the Pennsylvania Bar Association and the Dauphin County Bar Association, and he is a lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute. A former adjunct professor for The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law, he has published works in the Michigan Law Review, the Central Penn Business Journal and the Pennsylvania Law Weekly.

In 1974, Mr. Dowling earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lycoming College before obtaining his Juris Doctor from The Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law. In the areas of personal injury and auto accidents and medical malpractice law, he was selected for inclusion in Select Lawyers list in 2016.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff

  • 80% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10% Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1977, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: https://www.cclawpc.com/attorney/david-b-dowling/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • BSA, Keystone Area Counsel, Board Member
  • Lower Paxton Zoning Hearing Board, Member and Former Chairman, 1991 - Present
  • Select Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Law and Personal Injury & Auto Accidents Law, 2016
  • BV Distinguished Peer Review Rated
  • Superlawyers, Philadelphia Magazine, 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2013
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Why The Supreme Court Was Wrong In The Westboro Baptist Church Protest Case, March 2011
  • Pennsylvania Superior Court Grants New Trial in DeRita v. Project Adventure and Schaefer Marine
  • Medical Malpractice Crisis?...Not supported by the facts, Michigan Law Review
  • Bars and Restaurants Must Act Responsibly To Help Avert Tragedies
  • Summary Judgment Granted in Two Separate Commercial Cases
  • Careful Preparations Helps in Depositions, The Central Penn Business Journal
  • Using a Neuropsychologist to Prove Damages in Cases Involving Mild Head Trauma, The Barrister
  • The Arrow Finally Points to Justice, The Barrister, 1992
  • Error of Judgment, An Obsolete Jury Instruction, PaTLA News
  • Avoiding and Responding to Connor Preliminary Objections, Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • Doctor, Would you Please Answer the Question?, Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • Preparing an Expert, Pennsylvania Law Weekly
  • Pennsylvania Bar Institute, Lecturer
  • The Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, Lecturer and Adjunct Professor, 1990 - 2009
Educational Background:
  • Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, B.A., 1974
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum, Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1977
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania, 1977
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1977
  • Dauphin County Bar Association, Member
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice, Member
  • Farley v. Miller, et al., Adams County, 2010
  • Mick v. Young, et al., Lebanon County, 1998
  • Commonwealth v. Hosler
  • DeRita v. Project Adventure, et al., Pa. Superior Court, 2005
  • Schroeder v. Department of Transportation, Pa. Supreme Court, 1998
  • Sands v. Wagner, et al., U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania, 2003
  • Commonwealth v. Charles
  • Consevage v. Page, Pa. Superior Court, January 2005
  • Wisniski v. Brown & Brown, Pa. Superior Court, 2004
  • Hynen v. Melissa Cummings, et al., Dauphin County, 2008
  • Bartell v. Straub, Snyder County, 1988
  • Wagonhurst v. Friends of Peace Church, Pa. Superior Court, April 20, 2018
  • Cooper v. Schofstall, Pa. Superior Court, 2004
  • Bartell v. Straub, Pa. Supreme Court, 1991

Office location for David B. Dowling

2320 N 2nd Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Phone: 717-260-3527


5 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2006, 2011 - 2013

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