Michael G. Dryden

Top rated Workers' Compensation attorney in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Willig, Williams & Davidson
Michael G. Dryden
Willig, Williams & Davidson

Practice Areas: Workers' Compensation

Licensed in Pennsylvania since: 1993

Education: Temple University Beasley School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

Willig, Williams & Davidson

1845 Walnut Street
24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103 Phone: 215-656-3645 Email: Michael G. Dryden Visit website


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.

First Admitted: 1993, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage: http://www.wwdlaw.com/attorney/20/michael-g-dryden

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

Office location for Michael G. Dryden

1845 Walnut Street
24th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103


15 Years Super Lawyers
3 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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