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Joseph Michael Dickerson

Business Attorney at Laredo, TX

5.0   6 reviews
  • State Years
    Wyoming - WY 1 year
    Texas - TX 28 years
  • Licensed for 1 year
    State WY
    Acquired 2023
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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When you walk through the doors of The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm, I want you to feel as if you are visiting a friendly neighbor and a trusted member of the business and legal community. I get to know my clients by taking an active role in the business community as well as the service community of South Texas and the Rio Grande Valley. I am involved on multiple levels in both Rotary International and Boy Scouts of America as well as an active member of the Laredo and McAllen Chambers of Commerce and the Laredo Motor Carriers Association.

I am the author of The Road Map to Rich, A Lawyer’s Perspective on Getting and Staying Rich (Ovation Books, 2007) as well as The Texan's Guide of the Probate Process (Marigold Horizon Publishing, 2019), The 3 Bucket Method for Asset Protection (Marigold Horizon, 2019) and just finished the spanish translation of The 3 Bucket Method for Asset Protection which is titled El Método de las 3 Cuvetas
Para Protección de Activos.

Will the lawyer you hire really make a difference when handling your estate planning, real estate or business transaction needs?
If all you are looking for is a quick signature on the bottom of a document, probably not. But if you need to make sure handling your legal documents or dispute today will help you eliminate problems in years to come, there is no question the right attorney can make a difference.

Many people only think of hiring a lawyer when something needs to be fixed. I see things differently. I am attorney Joseph Michael Dickerson of Laredo, Texas. I like building things, rather breaking things apart. Since graduating from law school, I have always focused my career on helping people prevent problems now, so they don’t have to fix them later. Yes, I can help you with one or two individual services, but circumstances in life overlap. The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm can stitch the seams of life together.

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Location

The J M Dickerson Law Firm PLLC
2 Lindenwood Dr
Laredo, TX, 78045-2437
The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm - Rio Grande Valley
1410 W. Dove Ave.
McAllen, TX, 78504
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Reviews

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Posted by Barbara | March 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wow and saved us money. Incredible
We contacted Mr Dickerson regarding transferring our California trust to Texas. Since we don’t own any real property in the USA and only have our income funds, we don’t need a trust. As we have our beneficiaries recorded. He was so upfront and honest with us. An amazing attribute in today’s world. And he saved us a lot of money where another one in California wanted to charge us $2500.00. We highly recommend using his services.
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Posted by Steven | June 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Dickerson helped me set up my LLC when i was just getting started. He guided me through the process and has always been there to help answer my questions. Also over the years I have referred many of my prospect to him and have only had positive comments about him.
Response from Joseph Dickerson July 1, 2020
Thank you, Steven! It is a pleasure to work with you and I appreciate all you do. Best to you!
Posted by Manuel | June 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service!
Mr. Dickerson took his time explaining everything to me and my wife. I felt very comfortable and at ease with him handling our estate planning. Highly recommend!
Response from Joseph Dickerson July 1, 2020
Thank you, Manuel! I want to help as many people as I can stay protected. Let's be sure to visit if you need any updates.
Posted by Annette | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
JM Dickerson helped me organize my life after a divorce. At a time when I needed guidance and direction, JM Dickerson and his staff were there to provide friendly, compassionate, professional and informative services. JM Dickerson walked me through all legal aspects of my finances, will, advance directives, etc. I highly recommend this knowledgeable and professional attorney.
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Response from Joseph Dickerson June 18, 2020
Thank you, Annette. It was a pleasure to help you.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Mr. Dickerson is very knowledgeable, personable, and professional. He and his staff have been very helpful in dealing with probate of my father's will and business concerning his estate.
Response from Joseph Dickerson June 18, 2020
Thank you so much. We are here to help and serve.
Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Negotiations with vendors
He negotiated with several service companies in order to enter into payment agreements and set up our corporation.
Response from Joseph Dickerson June 18, 2020
Thank you for the opportunity to guide you and finalize your asset protection.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Managing Member
  • The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm PLLC
  • 1995 - Present

Education

  • Texas A&M International University (Laredo)
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1998
  • St. Marys University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Southwest Texas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Estate Planning for Mario Gutierrez
  • Asset protection is now in place with a tailored estate plan.
  • Real estate transaction for Stan Medina of Certified Collision Works in Corpus Christi
  • Real estate transaction was completely smoothly and successfully.
  • Business Entity Formation for Laredo Web Applications, LLC
  • Asset properly protected with the right business entity structure.

Associations

  • Laredo Motor Carriers Association
  • Allied Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Rio Grande Valley Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • McAllen Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Laredo Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • The Laredo Rotary Club
  • Past President, Director
  • 2001 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Entrepreneurial Attorney of the Year Finalist
  • The Richard James Partners Club
  • 2020
  • Young Professional of the Year
  • Laredo Chamber of Commerce
  • 2019
  • Legal Excellence Award for Literary Distinction
  • Attorney Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rotarian of the Year
  • Rotary District 5930
  • 2018
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Publications

  • Marigold Horizon Publishing
  • El Método de las 3 Cuvetas Para Protección de Activos
  • 2020
  • Ovation Books
  • The Road Map to Rich: A Lawyer’s Perspective on Getting and Staying Rich
  • 2007
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Speaking Engagements

  • Laredo Rotary Club Weekly Meeting
  • The 3 Bucket Method for Asset Protection
  • 2020
  • Rio Grande Valley Estate Planning Council Monthly Meeting
  • The 3 Bucket Method for Asset Protection
  • 2019
  • Estate Planning Basics by The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm
  • Guide to Lasting Peace of Mind
  • 2019
  • Asset Protection Basics by The J.M. Dickerson Law Firm
  • The 3 Bucket Method for Asset Protection Seminar
  • 2019
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly recommended. I am a Houston area divorce attorney I have known Joseph for some time. Joseph is a skilled and well-respected attorney in his legal community. I am very impressed with how professional and knowledgeable he is. We belong to the same professional organization which strives to increase our knowledge and improve us as attorneys. If you wish to retain a knowledgeable 5-star attorney who is capable of effectively representing your legal interest, then you need look no further. I would gladly recommend Joseph to my clients or anyone wrestling with Estate Planning issues in Texas. Anyone who hires him has made a great choice"
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Dickerson is a highly skilled estate lawyer who provides excellent advice and counsel to his clients."
Estate planning Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer.. I have closely followed Mike for the past year. Read his newsletters and book. He know small business needs, especially the trucking industry and how to protect personal assets like a home and IRA from business liability. I firmed endorse Mike Dickerson."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike Dickerson is at the top of his game. He's the one other lawyers turn to when tough questions about estate planning arise. Highly recommend this attorney!"
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You cannot do better than Joseph Michael Dickerson. He will go above and beyond to make sure that you are aware of all of your options to protect your family, your business, and your assets. He is extremely knowledgeable and thorough. I highly recommend him and his firm."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have gotten to know Mr. Dickerson very well over the last year or so as we are both members of a national group of like-minded attorneys. We periodically meet via videoconference and physically met last year at an in person conference. Pre-Covid 19 our group would meet in person quarterly. I have found Mr. Dickerson to be extremely knowledgeable, bright, forthright and ethical. He looks to both seek out other attorneys to expand his knowledge base and to help other attorneys by sharing his knowledge and insight. I give Mr. Dickerson my highest recommendation without qualification."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Mike. He uses his skill and experience to craft an estate plan that will meet the client's needs."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would trust my own families trust and estate planning to Mike Dickerson. There is no one in Texas I would trust more."
Estate planning Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Michael Dickerson. In my engagements with him, he's been both extremely knowledgeable about estate planning and business law as well as professionally in our meetings."
Business Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer because he is highly knowledgeable, highly motivated and a great attorney to deal with professionally."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joseph for some time. Joseph is a skilled and well respected attorney in his legal community. I have also found Joseph to be a very professional, caring and dedicated attorney who is committed to achieving the goals of his clients. If you wish to retain a knowledgeable 5-star attorney who is capable of effectively representing your legal interest, then you need look no further."
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