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Dolores Troiani, Esq.


Dolores graduated from Rosemont College, where she received a degree in political science in 1972. While a student at Villanova Law School, she worked as a legal intern at the Chester County District Attorney’s Office. Upon earning her Juris Doctorate in 1975, she was hired as an assistant district attorney. She became the first woman to try significant cases in Chester County, such as sexual and other violent assaults and homicides, including the Johnston brothers. She continued her prosecutorial career at the Strike Force on Organized Crime and Racketeering and in the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. In 1989, she began her career as a civil litigator, mainly representing plaintiffs in civil rights actions, employment law, personal injury, and most famously, as the attorney, representing the woman who was the first of Bill Cosby‘s victims to speak out. She is prominently featured in such books as Chasing Cosby and Jailing the Johnstons. 


A lifelong Republican, she credits her Italian-born father instilling a deep love of this country. His citizenship application was pending when he fought at Normandy and in European and Asia Pacific theaters. She is a committeewoman in Schuylkill 4, where she resides with her husband, Charles Zagorskie, who retired from the Pennsylvania State Police and then served as Chester County Chief County Detective for 23 years.

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