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Gary Dickey Jr.

Gary Dickey is a founding member of Dickey & Campbell Law Firm whose practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, personal injury, and regulatory litigation.  In addition to trying high-profile cases, Gary is one of Iowa’s leading appellate attorneys on complex issues of criminal and civil law, regularly arguing before the Iowa Supreme Court.  He has successfully briefed and argued dozens of cases before the state and federal appeals courts.  Most notably, he assisted in drafting the brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the prevailing party in Burrage v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 881 (2014).

 

Gary is a lifelong resident of Des Moines.  Upon graduation from Drake University Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Harold Vietor, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Iowa.  After briefly practicing with the Bull Law Office in Des Moines, Gary joined the Office of Governor Vilsack and Lt. Governor Pederson as general counsel and policy director.  While with the Governor’s Office, he drafted Executive Order No. 42, which restored the right to vote in Iowa for tens of thousands of ex-felons that had already completed their sentences.

 

Gary’s clients also benefit from his extensive political and media background.  He is a widely recognized source of legal and political advice for candidates seeking public office in Iowa.  For over ten years, he has assisted in voter protection efforts of presidential campaigns.  He has served as legal counsel to numerous campaigns for offices ranging from the Des Moines City Council to United States Senate.  Gary is regularly quoted in local media, including the Des Moines Register, and his cases have garnered television coverage.




Education
Drake University Law School, J.D.
-High Honors
-Order of the Barrister
-Drake Law Review Junior Staff
-Student Bar Association President
-Martin Tollefson Award
-William & Ellen Cooney Hoye Award

Drake University, B.S.B.A.
-Magna Cum Laude
-Corporate Finance/Insurance

Admissions

  • State of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court
    Northern/Southern
    District of Iowa
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court
Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law and Executive Clemency
  • Civil Rights
  • Government Affairs
  • Employment & Labor Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Administrative Law

Associations & Memberships

  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Iowa Association of Justice
  • Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Iowa Athletic Commission, past commissioner
  • Southwestern Hills Neighborhood Association, past board member
  • Friend of AFSCME Award Recipient


Gary Dickey: In The Media
Iowa Justices Perplexed Over Felon Voting RightsMarch 30, 2016
Des Moines lawyer Gary Dickey argued on behalf of the Polk County Auditor, who is in favor of letting most felons vote.
Attorney: Gary Dickey      
Des Moines Register Article

Iowa Court Ruling Could Make Defense Attorney Malpractice Suits EasierFebruary 22, 2016
Des Moines attorney Gary Dickey quoted in the Insurance Journal about an Iowa Supreme Court opinion that makes it easier to bring legal malpractice actions against criminal defense attorneys.
Attorney: Gary Dickey      
Insurance Journal

Prisoner, State Clash Over How Restitution is PaidNovember 22, 2014
Gary Dickey, Des Moines attorney, stating restitution process against prisoners is "very troubling."
Attorney: Gary Dickey      
Des Moines Register Article



Gary Dickey: Representative Cases
Iowa Biodiesel Board Government AffairsMarch 28, 2016
Gary Dickey has served as an Iowa Biodiesel Board government affairs representative since 2008.
Attorney: Gary Dickey      
Iowa Biodiesel Board



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In The Media Iowa Justices Perplexed Over Felon Voting RightsMarch 30, 2016
Des Moines lawyer Gary Dickey argued on behalf of the Polk County Auditor, who is in favor of letting most felons vote.
Attorney: Gary Dickey      
Des Moines Register Article

Undocumented Immigrants: Our Lawyer Betrayed UsMarch 26, 2016
Dickey & Campbell clients speak to the Des Moines Register about their legal malpractice lawsuit pending in State Court.
Attorney: Angela Campbell      
Des Moines Register Article