Posted by a client
During consultation I was promised the probation without verdict deal on a felony marijuana charge. PWOV is basically say you messed up, go to drug counseling classes, and complete your probation. If all the previous criteria were met my record would be expunged. I completed everything but the probation, I've done half and Dickey's office is in the process of petitioning my judge to drop the second year. He was hard to reach, and would often send is other lawyers to my court dates, but in my eyes he didn't really need to be there, I was just taking a plea deal. His other lawyer's are very knowledgeable and know what they're doing with the smaller cases. I would highly recommend Dickey's offices at this point in my experience. That being said if they can't swing getting me off early, or there is any issue with my record being expunged, that recommendation would change
Posted by a client
I hired Tom Dickey for a DUI case in Cambria County. I was going to lose my job if I lost my license but thanks to Mr. Dickey, he got my charge dropped to a lower charge to save my CDL license. Definitely worth the time and money spent.
Posted by a Contracts client
I hired Dickey for a legal contract dispute in 2007; however, its hard to recommend attorney that after you pay him thousands of dollars for a contract legal case you never see or hear from him again. I guess my case wasn't that important to him since he only sent his second hand lawyers to my legal hearings. I did get my money back and went to a attorney that actually cared about my case.
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
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 & DWI 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
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!