• Temple University, B.S., cum laude, 1989
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995


  • Fellow, Cleveland Bar Foundation


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Kentucky Bar Association
  • Tennessee Bar Association
  • West Virginia Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (Chair, Automotive Specialized Litigation Group)
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
  • International Legal Technology Association

Awards & Recognition

  • VIP Woman of the Year, National Association of Professional Women, 2013
  • Rated AV/Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell

Representative Matters

  • Served as national counsel for a product packaging company, including coordination of defense in MDL and in post-litigation apportionment proceedings and arbitration.
  • Serves as regional trial counsel for automobile manufacturer in defense of product claims.
  • Successfully defended railroad tank car manufacturer in case involving closed head injury in longest civil trial in Hamilton County, Ohio, history.
  • Defended and favorably resolved wrongful death claim in case alleging defects in a home appliance.
  • Obtained summary judgment of a wrongful death claim for a major automobile manufacturer.
  • Obtained defense verdict at trial on behalf of a major auto manufacturer in a case alleging breach of warranty.


  • Author: “A Doctor’s Duty to Disclose Life Expectancy to Terminally Ill Patients”, Cleveland State Law Review, Vol. 43, No. 2 (1995)
  • Author: "Navigating Today's Roadmap for Tomorrow's Advance Automotive Technologies", DRI News, January, 2016


  • Dickerson is committed to fundraising for the American Cancer Society to increase pancreatic cancer awareness.