Attorney Joseph G. Dicks was born in New York and moved to California for college and law school. Joe is a tenacious trial attorney who has been repeatedly recognized for his litigation talent.


  • California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California, 1987
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 2002
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, 2008
  • District of Columbia and U.S. Supreme Court, 2010


  • J.D., cum laude, California Western School of Law, 1986
  • M.B.A., California State University at Long Beach, 1983
  • B.S. (Finance), San Diego State University, 1981

Former Legal Employment

  • Attorney at Gray Cary Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper)

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Inns of Court
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • San Diego County Bar Association
  • State Bar of California

Honors & Cases of Note

  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Diane Ethics Award
  • American Jurisprudence Awards in Corporations and Torts I and II
  • Staff Writer and Editor, California Western Law Review, 1985-1986
  • The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, 2001 to present
  • Who’s Who in American Law, 1994 to present
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