Judge Dozor was appointed to the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas by Gov. Tom Ridge and swore his oath of judicial office on December 13, 2001. He was then elected for a full judicial term that began on January 5, 2004. On November 5, 2013, Judge Dozor was retained for an additional judicial term of 10 years and again retained on November 7, 2023 to continue judicial service. A lifelong resident of Delaware County, Judge Dozor is a graduate of Haverford High School, West Chester University (B.A.) and the Widener University School of Law (J.D.). He is certified by the National Judicial College and participates in many academic and professional forums, including those of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Association Family and Civil Section.
Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Dozor was in private practice as a partner in the Law Office of Dozor and Auslander and served as a Marple Township Commissioner for 18 years, a Municipal Solicitor for Prospect Park, Norwood, Collingdale and Tinicum Township, and a Zoning Hearing Board Solicitor for Marple Township and the Borough of Darby. He has been active in many civic and charitable organizations and serves on the Council of Trustees of West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Judge Dozor is a member of the Delaware County, Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations. As a practicing attorney for 26 years before becoming a judge, he was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Judge Dozor has introduced to Delaware County a new “One Judge-One Family” assignment protocol preventing multiple judges from being involved in the same case, discouraging repetitive petitions and continuances, encouraging “global” resolution to multiple issues and providing an opportunity to fast track resolutions and, most importantly, bringing finality to outstanding issues.
Judge Dozor has served in the Family, Criminal, and Civil Divisions of the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas, presently the Liaison Trial Judge for the Civil Division and the assigned Judge for the statewide Coordinated Opioid Litigation, resulting in substantial governmental Subdivision Settlements throughout the Commonwealth.
Recipient of professional and community awards, including the West Chester University Department of Political Science Distinguished Alumni Award, the Delco Assoc. of Criminal Defense Lawyers Lifetime Achievement Award; Delco Family Law Section Recognition Award; Delco Pro Bono Special Recognition Award; and Donald J. Orlowsky Memorial Award.