Richard A. Dollinger (born August 13, 1951) is an American lawyer and politician from New York.
He was born on August 13, 1951, in Rochester, Monroe County, New York. The family moved to Brighton when Richard was still in school. He attended McQuaid Jesuit High School. He graduated B.A. in English from St. Michael's College, Toronto in 1973. Then he worked for three years as a journalist for the Newton–Waltham News Tribune. He graduated J.D. from Albany Law School in 1980, and began the practice of law in Rochester.
He also entered politics as a Democrat, and was a member of the Monroe County Legislature from 1988 to 1992. He was a member of the New York State Senate (54th D.) from 1993 to 2002, sitting in the 190th, 191st, 192nd, 193rd and 194th New York State Legislatures. In July 2002, he announced that he would not seek re-election later that year. Afterwards he was Brighton Town Justice. In November 2008, he ran again for the State Senate (56th D.), but was defeated by the incumbent Republican Joseph Robach.
In 2009, Dollinger was appointed to the New York Court of Claims.