Thomas L. Dickson of the Dickson Law Group has been disciplined by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) and been the subject of numerous malpractice lawsuits.
We previously had two complaints pending against Thomas L. Dickson and former Dickson Law Group attorney Bryan D. Johnson. These allegations were serious and appeared to indicate a serial pattern. Client reviews of Thomas L. Dickson on attorney website AVVO support this.
Former Dickson clients who believe they have been wronged or taken advantage of may have recourse through the Washington State Bar Association and may be eligible for restitution and compensation for damages suffered.
We previously retained Thomas L. Dickson of the Dickson Law Group to represent us and our entities. We paid substantial retainer at the outset for them to perform specific agreed upon tasks.
Discussions were had at the outset and it was agreed among the parties that numerous motions and a response to a settlement offer we had received would occur immediately.
Thomas L. Dickson was to handle the case and associate Bryan D. Johnson was to perform routine functions.
Despite numerous written requests for updates and phone discussions, we received no reply from the Dickson Law Group.
Their only communication involved sending regular billing for services supposedly rendered, including services they had specifically been forbidden to perform. We questioned but continued to pay invoices even after it became apparent something major was wrong. This was a mistake.
We again emailed the Dickson Law Group with yet another request for update and explanation of billings. They responded three days later to inform us the opposing side had filed a Motion for Partial Summary Judgment.
This Motion had been filed almost a week earlier but Dickson Law Group had failed to notify us. They provided no explanation, nor did they respond to further inquiries regarding billings or the actions they were supposed to have already taken but had not.
Dickson Law Group then spent the next several months attempting to withdraw from the case, filing two separate motions to withdraw, each with a Motion for Reconsideration after the Court's adverse rulings.
Additionally, despite there being in place a joint representation agreement, Dickson Law Group entered into a separate attorney/client relationship with a fourth defendant without consulting or notifying us of their action. This is a clear violation of their Washington State Bar ethical responsibilities.
Dickson Law Group not only took thousands upon thousands of dollars and failed to perform as agreed, they failed to perform at all. Eventually they launched an attack against us to force us to retain new legal counsel for the purpose of bailing out not only us, but them as well, as severe consequences had resulted from their failure to perform.
Research indicates that our experience with the Dickson Law Group is neither unique nor unusual. Their business model appears primarily designed to separate clients from their money as fast as possible, dump them, and move on to the next victim. Providing actual legal services appears to play only a minor or coincidental role.
Mr. Dickson has numerous malpractice and other lawsuits against him, which appear to have followed him along the trail of discarded law firms until he finally started his own firm, along with son Rob and nephew Dan.
To see the lawsuits, you can go to the online Washington Courts directory of cases and search under his name under the superior court tab. Search for his name, Thomas Dickson. Some of his cases show his middle initial of 'L' and some don't.
Keep in mind these do not include disputes Mr. Dickson may have settled on his own or through his insurance carrier.
Last, but not least, Mr. Dickson was disciplined by the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) regarding a serious fiduciary matter. The information and documents can be viewed by searching in the Lawyer Directory on the Association's website.
We strongly recommend and urge the public to stay clear of this enterprise.
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