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Michelle Jeanine Dickinson

Litigation Attorney at Columbia, MD

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 11 years
    Maryland - MD 25 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michelle

Learn Michelle’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    50%
    Handles litigation for companies and individuals in state and federal courts and arbitrations for disputes related to commercial/business (e.g., breach of contract, shareholder disputes, securities fraud), employment/labor (e.g., non-competes, wrongful termination, discrimination, Wage Act claims, DOL investigations, severance packages), construction (e.g., construction defect), and education disputes.

    26 years

  2. Business
    25%
    Handles litigation for companies and individuals in state and federal courts and arbitrations for disputes related to commercial/business (e.g., breach of contract, shareholder disputes, securities fraud), employment/labor (e.g., non-competes, wrongful termination, discrimination, Wage Act claims, DOL investigations, severance packages), construction (e.g., construction defect), and education disputes.

    26 years

  3. Lawsuits and disputes
    25%
    Handles litigation for companies and individuals in state and federal courts and arbitrations for disputes related to commercial/business (e.g., breach of contract, shareholder disputes, securities fraud), employment/labor (e.g., non-competes, wrongful termination, discrimination, Wage Act claims, DOL investigations, severance packages), construction (e.g., construction defect), and education disputes.

    26 years

Location

Dickinson Law
5850 Waterloo Road
Suite 140
Columbia, MD, 21045

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Reviews

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Posted by Kristine | November 17, 2013
A lawyer you can trust!
Before our first meeting, Michelle had already begun to research our case and presented us with vital facts that determined how we could proceed. Michelle was very personable, professional, respectful and knowledgeable. She had our best interests in mind throughout the case and always presented us with all options. She was able to think outside the box and adjust her approach to changing situations. Her sweet gentle nature disarms potentially hostile opponents, and garnishes the respect of those she comes in contact with, including judges and mediators. Her knowledge and tenacity enables her to be tough in the courtroom if that is what is needed to win her case. She is compassionate, professional and helped us win our case. We have proudly recommended her to other people.
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Posted by Erik | November 16, 2013
Knowledgeable and Responsive
Michelle Is the most responsive attorney that I have ever worked with! When I have an issue with a tenant or a vendor I know I can call her and she will work until the issue is resolved. I recommend her whenever I get the chance.
Posted by Joshua | November 16, 2013
Solid and Reliable
Michelle was exactly what we needed. I know that is a general term for something as specific as our case was but she performed in a high stress environment with great ease. I hope to never have to use her again but if I do Michelle is the first phone call I will make.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2013
Unconditional advocacy, excellent ethics, warm personality
At an incredibly difficult time, Mrs. Dickinson somehow managed to inject sanity, knowledge, kindness, and even levity to the negotiations process. She was a fierce but fair advocate and always took the high road while demanding responsiveness from a sometimes less than above board opposing counsel. At the same time, she managed to help the dizzying legalese make sense and keep perspective on what mattered and what was extraneous. I would recommend Michelle without any reservation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder/Litigator
  • Law Office of Michelle J. Dickinson, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Litigation Partner
  • DLA Piper, LLP (US)
  • 1998 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Piper & Marbury (Now Dla Piper)
  • 1997 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • State Farm Insurance Claims Litigation Counsel
  • 1996 - 1996
  • English Teacher
  • Prince William County Public Schools
  • 1991 - 1995
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Longwood University
  • Secondary Education Certification
  • 1991
  • Longwood University
  • BA
  • 1989

Associations

  • Women's Bar Association of Maryland
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Howard County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Carroll County Gifted and Talented Parent Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Equal Justice Council of Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.
  • Member
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs Advisory Council
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Maryland Defense Counsel
  • Editor of The Defense Line Newsletter
  • 2004 - 2007
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Champion of Justice Award
  • Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Annual Conference
  • E-Discovery Update
  • 2014
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) Annual Conference
  • Public Ethics: Pitfalls of Technology
  • 2014
  • MANAGING LITIGATION 2011: A Litigation Readiness and Project Management Forum for In-House Counsel
  • Lessons Learned from the e-Discovery Front Lines: A Hypothetical Situation between Provider and Outside Counsel.
  • 2011
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Baltimore Youth of the Year Awards Program
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Endorse Michelle
Litigation Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michelle is a knowledgeable attorney with years of experience working for both the biggest companies in the world and for everyday people. She offers tremendous legal insight and the aggressive stance you want from a litigator, coupled with a passion for her clients and their cases. I worked with Michelle when she was a Partner at DLA Piper and I continue to work with her and refer cases to her private firm. I would highly recommend her firm for any complex civil litigation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle is a reliable, diligent, super-competent lawyer and a wonderful person. She is a credit to the profession."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Michelle at DLA Piper in Baltimore, MD and found her to be a smart and highly-effective litigator. She has a strong work ethic and relentlessly pursues her client’s objectives. I strongly recommend her."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michelle Dickinson is an outstanding attorney. I had the opportunity to work with Michelle on numerous matters when we worked together at DLA Piper and she remains the first person I recommend for litigation work."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Ms. Dickinson for many years. She and I were partners at the same global law firm. I give her my highest endorsement."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Michelle for a number of years. We worked together when she was at DLA Piper, and, since she established her own practice, I have sent her cases on several occasions. She has great judgment and always does outstanding work."
General practice Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michelle was a colleague of mine for many years. Based on working together on numerous matters in litigation over the years, I am very aware of her strong work ethic, undying advocacy, and intellectual and legal abilities. She is not only the kind of advocate that you want by your side when dealing with difficult legal problems, but Michelle is also one of the most professional, ethical, and personable lawyers I have had the pleasure of knowing. I would recommend her without reservation."
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