Attorney Licensee Profile
Roy Chester Dickson #105583
This licensee is prohibited from practicing law in California by order of the California Supreme Court.
License Status: Disbarred
Address: Dickson & Associates, 2323 N Tustin Ave Ste I, Santa Ana, CA 92705
County: Orange County
Phone Number: (714) 541-8080
Fax Number: (714) 541-8090
Law School: UCLA SOL; Los Angeles CA
State Bar Court Cases
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October 21, 2001
ROY CHESTER DICKSON [#105583], 53, of Yorba Linda was suspended for six months, stayed, and placed on four years of probation. The order took effect Oct. 21, 2001.Dickson stipulated to misconduct, which was primarily the result of health problems, in two cases.He was employed to represent a plaintiff, a convicted felon confined to prison, in a medical malpractice case. The plaintiff’s brother paid Dickson $5,000 and signed a fee agreement allowing for an additional 20 percent of any recovery.Dickson failed to appear at six hearings or depositions over the course of several months. During that time, he visited or was admitted to the hospital nine times, suffered an ulcerated eye and was left partially blinded. He also became dependent on pain medication. He filed three motions to set aside various court rulings; two were granted.The client sued him for malpractice; the case was settled.Although the client was aware of Dickson’s medical problems and Dickson said he was incapable of carrying out his obligations, he never sought to be relieved from the case.His behavior was similar in a breach of contract case he was handling at the same time. A default judgment was entered when Dickson failed to appear and the client ultimately asked Dickson to file a bankruptcy petition for him.Dickson filed a motion requesting a time extension to file a reorganization and payment plan, but the deadline passed. The civil case was taken off calendar and the bankruptcy court closed the bankruptcy case.Dickson stipulated that in both matters, he failed to perform legal services competently or respond to client status inquries.Dickson was privately reproved in 1998 for failing to perform, return client files or communicate with clients.In mitigation, he cooperated with the bar’s investigation, reimbursed the second client for unearned fees, and attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings to deal with his pain killer dependency.
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