At Dickerman & Associateswe concentrate on vigorous advocacy in Negotiation, Arbitration, Litigation, and Trial in a wide array of Civil disputes including:

Legal Malpractice

Vehicular Accidents

Bad Faith Insurance Claims

Infliction Of Emotional Distress

Civil Harassment



We practice law aggressively and pride ourselves on our attentive service.

Give us a call to see how we may be of help.



The bulk of our practice is in civil litigation, and we are experts in it, for both plaintiffs and defendants. “Civil litigation” covers business cases, contract actions, business torts, negligence (such as accident cases), and everything else that does not involve criminal law. We bring to bear the powerful combination of vast experience, aggressive advocacy, keen judgment about people and the law, and first-rate legal skills. We pride ourselves on responding quickly to your concerns, soliciting your input, and keeping you advised of all meaningful developments. You get large-firm quality with small-firm personal treatment. No case is too large or complex for us to handle. We offer a range of compensation programs, including contingency fee agreements for appropriate cases. 


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We obtained a judgment for $750,000, and a rare injunction, for the victim of vicious Internet libel and invasion of privacy.

We obtained a favorable settlement, long before trial, of our client’s case against those responsible for a pit bull’s attack against him.

We successfully defended an elderly woman sued for $2 million for assaulting and battering her elderly neighbor.

We won a notable settlement for a couple whose wedding minister made humiliating revelations about the couple during the wedding ceremony, causing them severe embarrassment and emotional distress.

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Civil Litigation First Testimonial Image   "I contacted William Dickerman when my husband was faced with an appeal. I had been given his name by a UCLA legal insurance that we have. I also read his yelp reviews. All I can tell you is that the reviews are all correct. Although we ended up with another attorney due to conflicting dates, Bill’s advice was extremely valuable, and he took interest in the case and followed it through with us. He was a wonderful, competent and thoughtful attorney. I would have no problems referring my friends and patients to him. Although I would rather not have had the circumstances that we met under, I am happy that I have him on my team if I should need him in the future."

 - Dr. J.H.


Civil Litigation Second Testimonial Image "I have many friends and business acquaintances who are attorneys, but I always tell people who need legal representation to call Bill Dickerman first. The reason is simple. For the several legal matters you’ve handled for me over the years, I’ve always been impressed by your ability to apply your legal expertise in a practical, efficient manner, bringing issues to a speedy conclusion with a minimal of hassle and expense. Like my relationship with my dentist, I hope I never see you again, except for a non-working lunch."

- B. Usen, President/CEO


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 "For three years I suffered almost daily torments and abusive sexual and emotional taunts from my building’s resident manager. When the situation escalated to a serious threat of physical violence, terrified and alone I turned to Bill Dickerman for help. Though I was unable to pay his normal rate, he did not turn me away as so many others had. Instead, we quickly went to court to obtain a restraining order. Mr. Dickerman aggressively challenged the defendant in an exhaustive six-hour hearing in which the defendant’s attorney called multiple witnesses to defame me. Mr. Dickerman’s solid presentation of the facts, withering cross-examination, and compelling arguments resulted in the judge’s grant of not only the requested restraining order, but also a substantial increase in the protections available to me under the law and beyond those usually granted. I am deeply grateful to Mr. Dickerman for fighting for me when no one else would, for enabling me to remain in the home I had lived in for over 20 years, and for, quite possibly, saving my life."

- F.E., Communications Consultant

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