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Douglas E. Gawel

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Douglas E. Gawel, Esq. was born and raised in Buffalo, NY before moving to Pittsburgh in order to attend the School of Law at Duquesne University. Attorney Gawel graduated from the State University of New York at Fredonia in 2013 with a B.A. in economics. He then attended the Duquesne University School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2021.

Since graduating and subsequently passing the BAR exam, Attorney Gawel has started to focus his practice of the law in the fields of Landlord Tenant matters, HOA matters, Real Property Issues and Civil Litigation. Prior to joining Dornish Law Offices, Attorney Gawel gained valuable experience in the Civil Litigation field while working at his previous firm. In August of 2022, Attorney Gawel joined Dornish Law Offices, P.C. to continue his focus on helping clients navigate difficult real estate issues.


  • Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    • J.D. - 2021
  • State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY
    • B.A. - 2017
    • Major: Economics

Professional Associations

  • Allegheny County Bar Association

Current Employment Position

  • Associate

Practice Areas

  • Real Estate
  • Construction Litigation
  • Business
  • Title Insurance
  • Estate Planning and Administration / Probate
  • Condominium and Homeowner’s Association
  • Civil Litigation