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Criminal Defense attorney mostly in the area of Post-Conviction law helping inmates.


 


This includes Lifer Parole Hearings and Appeals from the Board of Parole Hearings across 33 State Prison in all of California..


 


French Canadian Snowbird from Montreal that landed in San Diego in 1979 and never left Beautiful city of San Diego!

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Languages spoken: French, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. Appeals: 25%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • James Nelson Dicks

    This attorney works very hard for the client and keeps up with the law by attending legal seminars to assist them in this regard. I endorse this attorney.

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    James Dicks Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Michael Shemtoub

    Your resume speaks for itself and I consider you a valuable member of the attorney community. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone who needs your services. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer!

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive199705/24/2016
DCInactive 199807/05/2016
FLInactive199806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Judge Pro tem ContributionJudge Advocates Association2012
ContributionSan Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney - OwnerLaw Office of Diane T. Letarte1998 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
North County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Fitz v. NCR Corp., 118 Cal. App. 4th 702.Employee Procedural win impacting ALL NCR California employee.
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Private informal tips documentTips for inmate2011
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Walden UniversityForensic PsychologyMS - Master of Science2011
University of San Diego School of LawCriminal & BusinessLLM2002
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of RedlandsBusinessMBA1991
Florida Atlantic UniversityComputer ScienceOther - Bachelors1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
TIME WARNER - StudioMarsy's Law and its Impact2011
LIFER FAIRLIFER SEMINAR - Prison2011
California Central Appellate Seminar CCAPLifer Parole Hearing - Making a record2011
Families of the Incarcerated at LA ChurchLifer Parole Hearings - free Seminar2010