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Complaint Review: Thomas L. Dickson, Dickson Law Group
Thomas L. Dickson, Dickson Law Group1201 Pacific Ave. Suite 2050 Tacoma, Washington USA
Thomas L. Dickson, Dickson Law Group - Ripped Off by Parasitic Law Firm Tacoma Washington
*Author of original report: UPDATE . . Dickson Reprimanded by Bar Association for Numerous Serious Violations
*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Response by Dickson Law Group Employee
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We retained Thomas L. Dickson of the Dickson Law Group in November 2012 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 the following would occur immediately:
1. File a Motion for Dismissal of irrelevant parties.
2. File a Motion for Summary Judgment based on an illegal administrative process.
3. File a Motion to Compel Responses to Discovery that were months overdue.
4. Submit our reply to opposing side’s Settlement Offer.
Thomas L. Dickson was to handle the case and associate Bryan Johnson was to perform routine functions.
Despite numerous written requests for updates and phone discussions, as late as March 26, 2013, we received no reply from the Dickson Law Group regarding the above.
Their only communication involved sending regular billing for services supposedly rendered. We questioned but continued to pay invoices even after it became apparent something major was wrong. This was a mistake.
On March 26, 2013, 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 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.
We further believe Dickson Law Group disseminated confidential attorney/client privileged information to opposing counsel. We questioned them in writing regarding this, but they again failed to respond.
Dickson Law Group not only took our money 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 out as well, as severe consequences had resulted from their failure to perform.
Our alleged violations are serious, as we have sustained substantial damage to our entities and us personally.
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, do nothing, dump them, and move on to the next victim. Providing actual legal services appears to play only a minor and coincidental role.
We strongly recommend and urge you to stay clear of this family run enterprise.
Other client reviews can be found here: http://www.avvo.com/attorneys/98402-wa-thomas-dickson-11212/reviews.html
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