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Michael G. Dryden

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Workers' Compensation Attorney in Philadelphia, PA

Willig, Williams & Davidson
1845 Walnut Street, 24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-656-3645
Fax: 215-561-5135
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed in Pennsylvania Since: 1993
Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation: Claimant
Attorney Profile

Michael G. Dryden is the chair of Willig, Williams & Davidson’s workers’ compensation department.   He is certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Workers' Compensation Law Section.  He also handles personal injury matters.

As the department chair, Mike supervises attorneys handling workers’ compensation matters. He is also very active in the firm’s management of Heart & Lung Act and Act 534 cases throughout Pennsylvania including occupational disease claims for cancer, heart disease and toxic exposures. Mike also trains union leadership on issues involving injured members and conducts educational seminars for union stewards.

Mike also counsels and represents workers in pension matters, and appears before the Philadelphia Civil Service Commission on behalf of his clients.

Mike is proud to have helped hundreds of workers, from firefighters to machinists, to truck drivers claim benefits for work-related injuries such as cancer, heart disease and hearing loss. Mike also successfully challenged pension offsets that employers assert against workers’ compensation in an attempt to reduce injured workers’ benefits. He derives great satisfaction from helping hardworking individuals and their families by securing workers’ compensation and other benefits to which they are entitled under the law.

A sought-after presenter, Mike frequently speaks to labor organizations throughout Pennsylvania regarding workers’ compensation, disability and pension laws as well as related issues. He has also worked as a hearing master for the Philadelphia Municipal Court’s Emergency Services Program. As a hearing master, Mike presided over petitions for emergency protection from domestic abuse orders.

A 1993 graduate of Temple University School of Law, Mike earned his bachelor’s degree from Lebanon Valley College in 1990.

About Michael G. Dryden

First Admitted: 1993, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Municipal Court Emergency Services Program, Hearing Master
  • Certified Specialist, Workers' Compensation, Pennsylvania Bar Association, 2013
  • Pennsylvania Association for Justice (formerly Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Huntington Valley Activities Association, Coach

Educational Background

  • Lebanon Valley College, B.A., 1990


  • Listed by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Workers' Compensation Attorney., National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, 2014


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Office Location for Michael G. Dryden

1845 Walnut Street
24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Last Updated: 11/4/2021

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