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Michael Albert Dedecker

Family Attorney at Folsom, CA

4.8   47 reviews
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  • Licensed for 16 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    20%
    Resolving your adoption issues is important because they involve more than just financial headaches. Emotions run high and having a skilled lawyer to ease your mind is a good start. Call today to work hand in hand to achieve your goals.

    17 years

  2. Child custody
    20%
    The custody of children among parents is often an important issue in family law cases. There are many factors to consider when determining custody. Call today ensure that the correct steps are taken.

    17 years

  3. Family
    20%
    Family law cases are: divorce (dis­so­lu­tion of marriage case), separation, paternity, child custody and support, guardianship, and conservatorships. Each type of case is unique and requires a thorough analysis of the situation. Call now for help!

    17 years, 200 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    20%
    A parent or guardian should seek to hire an attorney early in the process so they can be properly advised on how to proceed. Call now for the guidance that you need and deserve.

    17 years, 500 cases

  5. Child abuse
    10%

    17 years

  6. Domestic violence
    10%
    No matter how complicated your domestic violence case is, a skilled attorney can help. Call today to get efficient, reliable service.

    17 years

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT ABOUT YOUR FAMILY LAW/CPS/JUVENILE DEPENDENCY CASE? LOOK NO FURTHER!

I received my Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence Degree in Biol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Utah, while also tak­ing Chem­istry and Physics courses as well. From there, I moved out to Sacra­mento, CA and went to The Uni­ver­sity of the Pacific’s McGe­orge School of Law, where I received a Doc­tor­ate of Law degree, while also spe­cial­iz­ing in Intel­lec­tual Prop­erty Law (includ­ing Patent, Trade­mark, Copy­right, Sports and Enter­tain­ment Law). Dur­ing law school, I interned at the Pub­lic Defender’s Office in the Juve­nile depart­ment and began my career as a defense attorney.

 

I really look for­ward to meeting you and help­ing you feel com­fort­able with under­stand­ing your rights and what to expect from the judi­cial sys­tem. I promise that I will do so with com­pas­sion and respect while main­tain­ing my eth­i­cal duties to my clients and the courts.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2019,2018,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2019 2018 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013

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Location

Michael DeDecker
21 Natoma Street
Suite 110
Folsom, CA, 95630

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  47 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by Hector | August 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"The best Attorneys you could Ever have fight for you"
I hired Mr. Dedecker for a dependency court case and the odds were really stacked against me. He fought really hard and secured my innocence despite the county counsel being against me. He took my case and he was optimistic about it from the start. He really cares and it shows. First he was incredibly knowledgeable. From the first conversation I had with him until the last he was able to successfully explain to me the process of my legal problem and what he was going to do to help me. He was very responsive to all my calls and questions and enthusiastic each time I spoke with him. I was shocked that he answered his phone on a weekend and was willing to talk to me! I definitely needed a lot of support during my difficult time and he was able to put me at ease. If you want an attorney that cares to listen to your concerns and helps you understand the system. I would recommend you hire Mr. Dedecker. If you find yourself or your family faced with allegations by social services, YOU MUST HIRE A GOOD ATTORNEY! Do not make the mistake of thinking that just because you are innocent things will “sort itself out”. I would whole heartily recommend Mr. Dedecker to anyone facing a dependency case involving a minor. He was an integral part in helping us get my son back and my wife. We will always be forever grateful. I wouldn't hesitate to hire Mr. Dedecker
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Posted by Krista | July 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
PROFESSIONAL, PERSISTENT, COMPASSIONATE
I was referred to Mr. DeDecker through a friend who had hired Michael for his case. I was looking for an attorney who was smart, accessible, and a shark in the courtroom. He is just that. My case was very complicated involving a custody battle with my very young child. Michael was very attentive and listened to every detail of my case. He was not afraid to take on my case and start right away with getting things done. He was very honest and helped me navigate the waters as effectively as possible. One thing I truly appreciated is that he was very efficient when it came to email and phone calls. Michael always answered any and ALL of my questions in a very quick time frame and took the time to call me for any and all of my questions. He always kept me in the loop oin what was happening. Even if iI called after normal work hours he would take my call. When it came to the dealing with the very difficult opposing counsel he was extremely diligent on making sure paperwork was handled in a timely manner. Michael did not let the opposing council off the hook and made sure they knew we meant business. In the courtroom he is a means business. Mr. DeDecker is very smart and will to what is happening. I appreciated his strong backbone in the courtroom. I am so grateful for Mr. DeDecker's services. He truly is an amazing attorney. He is professional, persistent, compassionate and very very hard working, He does not simply take his clients for face value but truly cares about your well being and reaching the best outcome possible. He is invested in each and every case. I am so thankful for his services and will absolutely recommend him to anyone seeking a child custody attorney, We could not have done it without him.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney!
I write reviews next to never but felt compelled to write one today to let anyone who may be in a stressful custody/adoption situation to please give Michael Dedecker a call immediately! Michael was referred to me by another attorney and I’m most grateful he was! What started out as a very simple adoption case, turned into a long drawn out stressful ordeal. Michael was supportive and very attentive through it all. There were times when I felt hopelessness creeping up on me but Michaels care and confidence always helped me to recenter myself. We were in the process for over a year and a half and he was on top of everything the entire time. He knows the delicate nature of these cases well and handles them with great care, professional, wisdom, and attention. I will always have deep respect and immense gratitude for Michael. When our Son is old enough, I will tell him about the incredible angel disguised as an attorney that helped to secure his place in our family forever.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder
  • Law Office of Michael DeDecker
  • 2016 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Office of DeDecker & Meltzer
  • 2011 - 2015

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A

Associations

  • California Intellectual Property Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Elite Advocate
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Elite Advocate
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Attorneys of California
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • 2018
  • Top 10 Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
Endorse Michael
Juvenile law Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael cares about his clients in and out of the courtroom. He has a terrific attitude and is passionate about the law."
Juvenile law Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I worked as a colleague of Mr. DeDecker's early in his career as a juvenile dependency attorney. Even to this day when I see him in court, I have always found him to be collaborative and friendly in nature. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Mike for many years and I would recommend him to anyone seeking legal services, especially in the fields of Juvenile and Family Law. Mike is a great person and a fantastic lawyer. He is a compassionate and diligent advocate who works hard for his clients. I would trust him with matters of the utmost importance and sensitivity."
Juvenile law Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His perserverance is exemplary!"
Immigration Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael Albert Dedecker is clearly a people person, but don't let his smile fool you, he is a tough lawyer that has demonstrated that he knows the law and will tell you the tough truths. I am happy to endorse Mr Dedecker."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. DeDecker is one of the most hard working and compassionate lawyers I have met in my ten years of practice. He is very knowledgeable in the areas of law he practices as well as very persistent in obtaining positive results for his clients. He is the type of lawyer that any client would love to have on his/her side."
Juvenile law Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Michael DeDecker is a dedicated advocate for his clients. I have worked with him many times over the years and would recommend him without reservation as a highly skilled attorney. He is also a genuine and kind man."
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Folsom Family Lawyer Michael Albert Dedecker
Michael Albert Dedecker
Family Attorney
Folsom, CA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available