Trent S. Dickey has more than 40 years of experience representing major domestic and foreign corporations in all aspects of complex commercial, intellectual property 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 and he currently represents major clients in China, Japan and Europe.

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 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.


  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International | U.S. Cross-Border
  • Employment and Labor

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Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


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Rankings and Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion in:
  • The Best Lawyers in America®* 2010-2024, Commercial Litigation; Litigation - Labor and Employment
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers®* 2012-2020, Business Litigation; Employment Litigation: Defense; Intellectual Property
  • Martindale-Hubbell®* AV rating

* See Award Methodology. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.


  • Professional Affiliations
  • Member, American Bar Association

    — Section on Litigation
    — Section on Intellectual Property
    — 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, 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


  • J.D., American University Washington College of Law

    Law Review

  • B.A., University of Virginia, with distinction (cum laude)

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York