On January 7, 2020, President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr., administered the oath of office to Gregory Dolin, making him the newest resident Associate Justice of the Appellate Division of the Palau Supreme Court. Associate Justice Dolin fills the seat opened by the retirement of Associate Justice R. Barrie Michelsen in April 2019. As the newest member of the Appellate Division, Associate Justice Dolin joins two resident Justices, Chief Justice Arthur Ngiraklsong and Associate Justice John K. Rechucher.
Associate Justice Dolin received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center cum laude in 2004. He also holds a Doctorate of Medicine from the State University of New York-Stony Brook and a Master of Arts in Philosophy and Social Policy from the George Washington University. He currently is an active member of the New York and District of Columbia Bar Associations.
Associate Justice Dolin is an Associate Professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and is a well-published scholar on a variety of topics, including intellectual property law, health law, and constitutional history. He served as a law clerk on the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Federal Circuits. In his spare time, he has represented indigent clients in the Fourth Circuit and served as the medico-legal consultant for a variety of television shows.
Associate Justice Dolin is excited to join the Palau judiciary and serve the people of Palau. He is looking forward towards working to improve access to justice and exploring and becoming part of Palauan life.