Trent S. Dickey

Trent S. Dickey


Trent S. Dickey has 33 years of experience representing major domestic and foreign corporations in all aspects of complex commercial, intellectual property, product liability and management-side employment litigation. His clientele span a broad spectrum of industries in both the public and private sectors. Mr. Dickey has successfully litigated hundreds of cases, both jury and bench trials, in federal and state courts throughout the nation.

Mr. Dickey’s clients range from Fortune 100 companies to significant private enterprises. In complex commercial litigation, his wide expertise covers: breach of contract; joint venture and distribution agreements; theft of trade secrets; trademark and copyright disputes; patent litigation; business torts; real estate disputes; and other intellectual property right actions.  Mr. Dickey’s product liability defense has included representing a public company as its national asbestos defense counsel and other companies in mass tort and individual complex product liability litigations.  Mr. Dickey’s expertise includes an extensive background in all aspects of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) before the various arbitration and mediation tribunals. His practice also encompasses the defense of employment claims including: race, gender and age discrimination and sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; allegations of breach of executive employment contracts, restrictive covenants and confidentiality agreements; and fiduciary duty actions.

Mr. Dickey is also a recognized authority on electronic discovery. In today’s increasingly technology-oriented business environment with escalating federal and state electronic discovery mandates, Mr. Dickey’s e-discovery expertise is critical for the successful representation of clients in complex disputes, and is essential for controlling discovery costs.

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Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 1983
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1986
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1986
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York, 1989
U.S. Supreme Court, 2003



Rankings & Recognition

The Best Lawyers in America®* 2010-2016, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor & Employment
New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2012-2015, Business Litigation; Employment Litigation Defense; Intellectual Property
Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

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Profesional Affiliations

Member, American Bar Association
— Section on Litigation 
— Section on Intellectual Property
— Section on Labor and Employment Law   
— Section on Business Law
— Section on Dispute Resolution
Member, New Jersey State Bar Association
Member, New York State Bar Association
Member, Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey
Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
Member, Board of Governors of The Metropolitan Club
Member, Executive Committee
Co-Chair, Law Committee
Member, Board of the University of Virginia Northern New Jersey Club
Member, University of Virginia Rotunda Society
Member, The Myers Society of Washington College of Law

Community Affiliations

Member, Board of Directors of Easter Seals-NJ, Inc. (1999-2014)
Member, Executive Committee
Chair, Operations Committee
Member, Technology Committee