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Philip Henri Dyson

Business Attorney at La Mesa, CA

5.0   16 reviews

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For the past 30 years, my legal career has been focused solely on civil litigation. From the time I interned as a law student conducting trials (with Brad Unkeless, who later became chief trial counsel for Hartford Insurance) to the present. After graduating law school, I opened up my own law office in San Diego. Since 1983, my associates and I have been practicing from my current office, located in La Mesa.   At the Law Office of Philip Dyson, we do not shy away from aggressively litigating our client’s positions. Our preparation plus unwavering persistence we bring to our work delivers both the value and results clients expect from their attorneys.   I have represented clients in hundreds of trials and arbitrations to both verdict and judgment, in a wide range of areas in both State and Federal courts throughout California, as well as courts in various other states. My trial experience includes the prosecution and defense of complex matters including business and commercial torts, personal injury, contractual disputes, real estate, fraud, and intellectual property claims.   I have been a member of the State Bar of California since 1981, and prior to that was a member of the State Bar of Georgia. I received my law degree from Western State University in 1980 and my Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from San Diego State University in 1977.   I enjoy working with both my clients and those attorneys’ who refer me cases. You can count on reliable updates and timely responses to your questions and concerns.   In addition to my law related activities, I have served on the Board of Directors for several community groups to make San Diego a better place, including helping out with the San Diego Homeless Shelter during the Christmas holiday for the last ten years.
Licensed for 41 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1981
Updated 08/06/2022
State GA
Status Terminated - Nonpayment of Dues
Acquired 1981
Updated 11/03/2022

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Philip Henri Dyson
8461 La Mesa Blvd
La Mesa, CA, 91942-5335

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Posted by Meghan | April 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Phil Dyson is the most knowledgeable and professional attorney I’ve ever met. He handled my case with care and helped me navigate the complications of my case. I cannot recommend the legal team at the Law Office of Philip Dyson highly enough. Thank you Phil!
Posted by Emily | March 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
We are pleased to recommend Phil Dyson to anyone looking for legal guidance and advisement. We recently sought Phil’s advice for a civil case and his honesty, professionalism and guidance was instrumental throughout the process. He explained issues that came up with detail and gave us a clear picture of what the scope and sequence of events would be. He explained the alternatives and was not afraid to tell us the bad as well as the good. Together, we were able to obtain a favorable result on a difficult matter.
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Posted by Trenton | April 26, 2018
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Excellent
I would like to thank Amy Morketter in Phil Dyson’s office. I recently had a personal injury case that Amy took head-on. Amy laid out all the facts for me and told me the best options for handling the situation. She attacked the insurance company without hesitation. Without her help and professionalism, I would not have been successful at getting the positive outcome that I did. Again thank you for all your hard work and dedication.
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Posted by Natalie | April 25, 2018
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Recommend!
Having Amy Morketter of Phil Dyson’s office in my corner made me feel much more confident and secure. She was patient with me, worked well with the other attorneys, gave me good direction and made the whole ordeal much more bearable.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
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Thank you Phil
Our company worked directly with Phil Dyson to help litigate a company ownership dispute that was extremely contentious. Phil did an excellent job of handling what I can only describe as a very unprofessional and overly emotional attorney on the other side. He conducted himself with class and never allowed the other attorney to drag him into the personal attacks. This case took a long time to work through as the other side tried everything they could think of to damage the company. Phil worked with us the whole way through to explain the options we had and what the best course of action was. In the end, we were able to settle the case for much less than the other side originally asked. What a great outcome thanks to Phil and his team.
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Posted by Anna | April 3, 2018
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Great Office
I have used the Law Office of Philip H. Dyson on a number of occasions. Phil and his team were attentive, involved, and always kept me informed. The entire office was looking out for me and answered any questions or requests I had. I highly recommend this firm and would use them again anytime. Winning is good!
Posted by Lev Mizan | April 3, 2018
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Best Choice!
I needed an attorney and I needed a good one. I was fortunate to find the Law Office of Philip H. Dyson to represent me through a challenging lawsuit. Phil and his team exhibited a high level of integrity and kept me informed throughout the entire process. He listened carefully and explained legal terms, which made this lawsuit so much easier for me. This firm’s representation was executed professionally and with my best interest at heart. My case came down to having a lawyer such as Phil with well-seasoned skills and knowledge. In every step of my case, Phil’s strategy was effective and very much appreciated.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2018
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Recommend to Anyone
Phil Dyson is an amazing attorney that I cannot recommend highly enough! He did an absolutely phenomenal job litigating my case and made sure I got justice. Throughout the entire process, I was consistently impressed as Phil relentlessly worked on my behalf to make the entire endeavor practically painless for me. Although I was hesitant about hiring an attorney at first, I am extremely satisfied and recommend the Law Office of Philip H. Dyson to anyone looking for the utmost professional representation.
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Posted by Russell | April 3, 2018
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Phil Dyson
Phil Dyson has represented my business against numerous groundless but complex lawsuits. I was successful in every instance. Phil was knowledgeable, thorough, and attentive to me as a client. He conducted himself in a prompt, professional, courteous manner, even when the opposing attorney did not. Phil went above and beyond and was always a step or two ahead of the other side’s legal team. I could not more highly recommend the Law Office of Philip H. Dyson!
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Posted by Daniel | April 2, 2018
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Honest and Helpful
Phil is fantastic! He took the time to listen to my issue, did some research, and then told me I really didn’t need him or any attorney. Phil was so honest and communicative. I will absolutely hire him in the future if I need legal representation. Thank you to the Law Office of Philip H. Dyson!
Posted by James | October 12, 2016
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Epitome of Professional Excellence
I have had the pleasure of working with Phil Dyson and his staff on several matters over the years. He is one of the best lawyers I have ever met in my professional career. He is intelligent and aggressive and will fight for your rights. I highly recommend his services.
Posted by NIcholas | April 12, 2011
A "thank you" just isn't enough
"I thank Phil sincerely for defending me and supporting me with my case. I also thank Phil and his associates for taking me on. Lastly, I thank Phil for winning and liberating me. I will always remember his care, kindness and friendliness. It meant a lot to me when I went through so much."
Posted by Harold | February 8, 2011
One word "Amazing"
I could not have been happier with my experience in working with Attorney Phil Dyson, his associates and his staff. Although the process was very stressful at times, Phil and his staff, were always professional and quick to answer and address my concerns. Litigation was surely not one of the more pleasant life experiences to go through, but if you do go through it, I would highly recommend Attorney Phil Dyson.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2011
Thank you for a job well done
Phil, Thank you for all of your effort on our behalf! Your team has been a joy to work with and...we are most appreciative of the recent settlement on our case. After months of hard work and long hours on your part, the case is finally done. Thank you for all your hard work that resulted in those significant funds.
Posted by William | February 7, 2011
Outstanding Service from a Phenomenal Attorney
Attorney Phil Dyson’s great attribute as an attorney is his follow through, providing thorough, responsive communications to us about the legal tasks required during the course of our proceedings. Phil listened, was empathetic, yet frank. Phil did whatever it took for me to understand the process and all the steps we would take together.
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Posted by Eric | February 6, 2011
What lawyers are supposed to be
Mr. Dyson represented me in a contract case where the other party decided years after the term of our engagement that she was owed money. This was lawsuit obviously motivated by a desire for financial gain based on no legal or moral grounds. Plus, the angle of their lawsuit attacked my character as a means toward settlement. It was a potential emotional minefield. I started with another lawyer on the case who almost immediately got sucked into the melodrama and my bills went up fast. I fired him because I saw disaster ahead. I discussed the case with Phil and felt reassured about him providing me with intelligent, cool-headed representation in the face of overheated opposition. Phil negotiated with the other side in quite brilliantly, with integrity, in good faith, steadfastly standing for me and the truth as I saw it, and without ever permitting emotionality to dominate (even when I got tense). He was always a gentleman with the opposing party, even when they were nasty with their accusations. He prepared me and rehearsed me for the hearing so I could hold my own on the stand during a fairly vitriolic examination by the other side. And he has always made sure I understand, in plain English, all the possibilities and choices associated with my case. I never feel left in the dark and I always feel empowered as a client. Frankly, the case is petty. But Phil manages to restore dignity to all parties in the matter when he steps in. That's pretty cool, especially considering how my first lawyer just kinda joined the spitball fight and lowered everybody in the process. The case still has not settled at the outcome we are pursuing (it's been many months). We're on our way and I can already see the handwriting on the wall and know this case is on its way to a good resolution. Nonetheless, Phil's integrity and expertise, coupled with his care and person-to-person straightforwardness, impresses me enough that I can write a review right now. I can predict the outcome of my case but even if I was wrong, the way Phil handled it remains the same and I'm really impressed and pleased. I've dealt with more attorneys in my lifetime than I would have wanted to, from custody cases to business litigation. Without qualification, I would trust Phil with any case within the range of his professional capabilities. I am equally certain that if he couldn't do a great job on a case for me, he'd tell me without hesitation. I trust this guy as my lawyer, legal expert, and person. That's really valuable to me! Oh, and when Phil didn't know something he needed for the case, or there was research he wished he had, he was dogged about obtaining the information or even learning what he needed to increase his own knowledge. This is a guy smart enough to say, "I don't know" when he doesn't, and smarter still to go find out. I felt enormously served and reassured by that kind of honesty in Mr. Dyson. It's kind of amazing to me in this day and age that I can write an enthusiastic review of an attorney, but there you have it. I'm sure it sounds corny, but Phil is what I always thought lawyers were supposed to be (kind of Jimmy Stewart-esque, you know). I hate the courtroom and lawsuits, but I genuinely appreciate this attorney.
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AVVO RATING 7.2 (Very Good)

Education

  • Western State University College of Law
  • Law
  • 1980
  • San Diego State University
  • Economics
  • 1977

Associations

  • American Bar Association
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  • San Diego County Bar Association
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Judge Pro Tem
  • San Diego Superior Court
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  • Lawyers to Watch
  • San Diego Lawyers
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  • Community Service
  • Volunteer Lawyers
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Personal injury Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Philip. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Dyson professionally for several years. He exemplifies the best of our profession - being knowledgeable, well prepared and highly experienced. I would not hesitate to endorse Mr. Dyson as an attorney on any matter."
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La Mesa Business Lawyer Philip Henri Dyson
Philip Henri Dyson
Business Attorney
La Mesa, CA
Licensed for 41 years