Mike Dickey joined the faculty of the Charleston School of Law in 2008, after nearly eleven years in private practice in Panama City, Florida. Prof. Dickey’s commercial litigation practice included matters involving partnership disputes, creditors’ rights, complex real estate and land use matters, and business torts. He has tried roughly fifteen cases to a jury, and has handled numerous nonjury trials, appeals, and arbitrations. Among his most notable representations were the highly-publicized jury trial of an obstetrician accused (and ultimately convicted) of having never attended medical school, the defense of a trucking company in the trial of a case arising out of an accident resulting in the deaths of a grandfather and his two grandchildren, and the representation of Joe Francis and the Girls Gone Wild companies in the defense of federal civil claims brought by several young women under state and federal antipornography statutes. He is also certified as a circuit civil mediator in the state of Florida, and had an active mediation practice for six years before joining the faculty at CSOL. Prof. Dickey has been a leader in both the state and national bars. From 2006 to 2008 he was a member of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners, and has served as the chair of the Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee. He also serves as an editor of the Florida Bar’s Evidence in Florida, and of the chapter on “Receiverships in Florida” for the Florida Bar’s Civil Practice Before Trial. He served from 2006 to 2009 as an editor of the journal Proof, published by the ABA Committee on Trial Evidence. Prior to attending law school, Prof. Dickey served as an F-15 pilot in the United States Air Force, and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1997, where he served on the editorial board of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California, and his master of science degree from Troy State University. Prof. Dickey has been published in the Stetson Law Review, the Trial Advocate Quarterly, and Proof. Prof. Dickey’s scholarly interests focus on the integration of mandatory ADR as a docket management tool and in consumer transactions.
The Mediation (Non) Privilege, Proof (ABA Committee on Trial Evidence) (2007)
Demand Letters and Diversity Jurisdiction, ABA Committee on Trial Evidence Bulletin (2006)
Event Data Recorders: A Primer, ABA Committee on Trial Evidence Bulletin (2005)
The Florida Evidence Code and the Separation of Powers Doctrine: How to Distinguish Substance and Procedure Now that it Matters, Stetson Law Review (2004)
Crawford v. Washington: Testimonial Hearsay Meets the Confrontation Clause, ABA Committee on Trial Evidence Bulletin (2004)