Odelsa “Ody” Dickman

Odelsa “Ody” Dickman

Partner
Location:
Naples, Florida
Phone:
727-527-7150 (St.Pete)
239-330-6735 (Naples)
305-758-3621 (Miami)
Fax:
727-527-7180 (St.Pete)
239-434-0940 (Naples)
305-758-0508 (Miami)
Email:

Mrs. Dickman is Cuban American born in Puerto Rico and raised in South Florida.  She is a seasoned civil litigator for both defense and plaintiff, as well as an accomplished negotiator with a proven track record at settling cases.  Ody earned her associates of arts degree from Miami-Dade College (1993), her Bachelor of Arts from Florida International University (1996), and her juris doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center (1999).  She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2000.

While attending law school in the evening, Mrs. Dickman worked at the Florida Department of Children and Families in Miami, Florida advocating for disadvantaged persons, particularly children and the developmentally disabled.  Ody relocated to Naples in 2005 and as a board member, continued her concern for impoverished persons at the Hunger & Homeless Coalition of Collier County.  Mrs. Dickman is the Firm’s administrator and leads client development initiatives.

Affiliations:
• The Florida Bar
• Florida Women Lawyer’s Association
• Lee County Bar Association
• Lee County Women Lawyer’s Association
• Collier County Bar
• Collier County Women Lawyer’s Association
• United States District Court, Middle Districts of Florida
• American Civil Liberties Union

Areas of Practice

  • Mediations
  • Arbitrations
  • Governmental Affairs
  • Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Law
  • Premises Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Probate
  • Guardianship

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Florida Circuit Court Mediation Certification, 2015

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2008

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
    • J.D. - 1999
  • Florida International University
    • B.A. - 1996

Published Works

  • How to Evaluate and Handle a Premises Liability Case, Florida General Liability Adjusters, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 2010)
  • An Overview of Bad Faith Law, Florida General Liability Adjusters, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale, FL (April 2010)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Lee County Women Lawyers Association
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • Collier County Women Lawyers Association