David Dickieson has over 25 years of litigation experience. The foundation for Mr. Dickieson’s trial work was strengthened by his tenure at the United States Department of Justice Tax Division from 1984 to 1989. In 1988, Mr. Dickieson was the senior attorney assigned to the largest civil tax fraud case up to that time – In re Conti-Commodity Corp. – involving billions of dollars of phantom commodity trades intended to generate tax losses for commodities speculators. Mr. Dickieson’s successful handling of that tax case led to an offer from a premier national tax law firm in 1989.
Mr. Dickieson came to Schertler & Onorato, LLP in 2007 after spending 17 years heading up the Washington litigation team of a national law firm that grew to over 500 lawyers during Mr. Dickieson’s tenure. In that role, Mr. Dickieson has been on the front line of numerous tax and commercial litigation matters across the United States.
Mr. Dickieson has developed a successful Sports Law practice. He has represented a prominent sports agent in numerous arbitration and litigation matters spanning the country from Boca Raton to Los Angeles. In November 2016, Mr. Dickieson’s client achieved a landmark victory before the National Football League Players’ Association arbitrator by recovering not only the full amount of the client’s claim, but also an unprecedented attorney fee award in excess of $250,000, while going head to head against one of the largest law firms in the United States.
University of Michigan Law School