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Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
someone in my family had this lawyer for a criminal case and the way I feel about this lawyer was he didn't do his job. it seemed like once he took over this case for my family and we tried contacting this lawyer he wouldn't return my call or anyone elses. once he got his money for the case it was like he wouldn't hardly contact anyone so my advice to anyone out there if ur looking for a good lawyer to help help you don't get this one
Posted by Gary, a Criminal Defense client,
Hired Attorney Dickey for a serious felony case. I was very pleased with the outcome, got the felony dropped and received probation. May take longer than other cases to get resolved and may not return phone calls immediately but worth the wait.
Posted by Diane,
Paid huge retainer and never heard from him again. He promises the world in the consultation and never helps. My nephew received an additional 6 months of prison time when Mr. Dickey failed to appear at my nephew's court hearing. DO NOT USE TOM DICKEY!
Posted by a Real Estate client,
He took my $ did minimal work,when things started to look bad he refused to respond to calls. Sell youre house yourself, if its a criminal case use the public pretender,if its a divorce case just give her half..... but what ever you do DONT RETAIN THOMAS DICKEY> He wont help you so you will still have all the same legal problems as prior to him taking all youre money claiming he will help. He will bleed you dry and when you cant pay more he will dismiss you like an expired library card. Than his "availability" will become "poor" and he cant be bothered to return calls
Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
Retained him for an incarcerated mentally challenged friend in a criminal case. Seemingly very caring and knowledgeable at the consultation. Discussed various things that he could do. He seemed eager to help him. He led me to believe that he would do all in his power to bring justice to my friend and clear him. A large retainer was paid, then after several months of little activity on his part, he informs me he needs the rest of the money(2nd part). I assumed he was going to trial since that is what the contract states. He said he wanted to do motions.(The only motions he did was continuances) After giving all that I could, and after he received it, he could never be reached. No contact, no matter how many times I called the office and the "personal number" he writes on his card is simply his money hot line on which he butters you up - tells you what you want to hear till you give all. Once he gets all your money he'll never talk to you again. The office says he will call you--not! Months had passed since my friend last saw Dickey. He didn't have a clue as to what was going on. He was scheduled to pick a jury, then the next thing he knows, Dickey comes in and tells him he better take the plea bargain or he'd never see the light of day again. Not even close to what he led me to believe he would do for him. In fact he managed to get a guilty plea reversed to not guilty only to have him plead guilty again--with an extra year added on to the minimum. This attorney was well aware of my friend's mental capabilities and no one knew what was going on since he hadn't been in to see my friend for months and he hadn't contacted me despite numerous calls. Because of this attorney, my friend's life will never be the same. I don't don't know how he picks and chooses those he really works for but the others are his casualties.
Posted by a DUI client,
Hired him for a DUI case, well I thought I did!! After the consultation and paying the retainer upfront Tom Dickey was MIA! Where did he go!? What about all the defenses we allegedly had? What about a return phone call!? Or the cell phone number that he gave me to call him 24/7 that was disconnected!?
Posted by kits, a Criminal Defense client,
Very unreliable attorney!
I obtained Mr. Dickey's services regarding a criminal case. I was innocent and had never been in trouble before. Unfortunately, I was very naive about how the legal system worked. He seemed very knowledgeable about the laws and possible defenses we could use and he promised he would do everything he could to help me. So I trusted him. Things started turning sour very quickly. I had offered him many names as witnesses to my character; none of whom were ever consulted. He suggested I take a no-contest plea to get it over with quickly and protect me from a civil suit. I had mixed feelings because I was innocent, but I couldn't afford (time or money) a long, drawn out trial, so I agreed. Once I paid his fee (the large one for not going to trial; not the extra-large one for going to trial), I would never hear from him about my case. Countless messages left at the office and on his cell phone went unanswered. He didn’t even show up for my preliminary hearing. He had a young associate attorney from his firm represent me who didn’t know anything about my case or anything that Mr. Dickey and I discussed in my consultation. The good plea deal Mr. Dickey promised me was no where to be found. I would have fired him but I didn't have more money to start over with another attorney. To sum up what I've learned from this experience: If you're guilty and a plea bargain is a good deal, Mr. Dickey is the attorney for you; if you're innocent, keep looking!
Posted by Anonymous, a Appeals client,
Retained Mr. Dickey to file a appeal with the PA Superior Court and would find out later that my appeal was denied because Mr. Dickey failed to file the court briefs in a timely manner; even though, he was given several opportunities from the Superior Court to file them. At my consultation Mr. Dickey seem very caring and is very knowledgeable of the law; however, once he receives your money it almost seems that he doesn’t care about your case and defiantly doesn’t care about you as a client.
Posted by Dan, a Criminal Defense client,
Very untrustworthy attorney! I meet obtained Mr. Dickey services regarding a criminal case. He was very knowledge about the laws and possible defenses we could use and he promised he would do everything he could to help me; however after my initial consultation and paying the large retainer. I would never hear from him about my case, until my preliminary hearing when he didn’t even show up and had a young associate attorney from his firm to represent me! who didn’t know anything about my case or anything that Mr. Dickey and I disused over my consultation. Needless to say I fired him before my hearing and obtained the services from another attorney within the community.