Bradley S. Dornish

Bradley S. Dornish

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Real Estate Attorney in Pittsburgh, PA

Dornish Law Offices, P.C.
 | 1207 Fifth Avenue, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-765-2726
Fax: 412-765-2736
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Real Estate: Business (50%),
  • Business/Corporate (30%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (20%)
Attorney Profile

Bradley Dornish obtained his legal education at Duquesne University, where he received a full academic scholarship to begin his law school matriculation at the age of 19. In his first year, he won the American Jurisprudence Award for excellence in the study of Real Property Law, resulting in his appointment to assist Professor Kenneth Gray to research his Treatise on "Mortgages in Pennsylvania". He graduated with honors in 1984, and became an associate of the Pittsburgh firm of Reale, Fossee & Ferry, where he became a partner in 1992. He developed that firm's business and real estate practice group.Mr. Dornish started his own law firm in 1993, and also became a licensed title insurance agent. He pioneered the formation of Controlled Business Arrangement real estate settement companies under the 1992 RESPA regulations. Mr. Dornish has maintained an active real estate litigation practice, and been involved in seminal cases on Pennsylvania landlord tenant law and regulation of rental real estate, including cases challenging rental registration ordinances in Pittsburgh, Erie, and numerous PA municipalities. Mr. Dornish writes and lectures regularly on Pennsylvania real estate law for the American Congress of Real Estate, the Pennsylvania Residential Owners' Association, the Realtors' Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, and the Real Estate Educational Institute. He has also presented educational programs for the Institute of Real Estate Management, National Business Institute and Pennsylvania Bar Institute. He was previously an adjunct Professor teaching real estate law at Duquesne University. 

About Bradley Dornish

Admitted: 1984, Pennsylvania

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated 10.0 Superb by Avvo attorney rating service, Avvo 10. Superb,, 2015
  • Rated Preeminent 5.0 out of 5.0 2010 through 2015, Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Martindale Hubbell, 2010
  • Rated AV for 18 straight years, AV Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 1997

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • PA Title Agent License 43510PA Real Estate Instructor License RI 004655

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman of the Board PA Residential Owners' Association, 2014 and 2015 , 2014
  • Vice President, Pennsylvania Residential Owners' Association, 2012
  • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas appointed Real Estate Partition Master, 2011
  • Allegheny County Bar Association Real Estate Section elected member of Section Council, 2011
  • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Landlord Tenant Advisory Committee, 2008

Representative Clients:

  • ACRE of Washington County, 2010
  • Apartment Association of Lawrence County, 2010
  • Apartment Association of Northwestern PA, 2009
  • Realtors' Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh, 2009
  • Southwestern PA Landlords' Association, 2008
  • Western Pennsylvania Real Estate Investors' Association, 2008
  • Pennsylvania Residential Owners' Association, 2008
  • ACRE of Pittsburgh, 2005

Industry Groups

  • Contractors
  • Developers
  • Landlords
  • Realtors
Office Location for Bradley S. Dornish

1207 Fifth Avenue
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15219


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Last Updated: 1/3/2017

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