Michael Dicks

Senior Trial Attorney

Your Real Estate Attorney in Southern California

Michael Dicks is a Senior Trial Attorney at Hoffman & Forde. His practice areas include Construction Defect Disputes, Residential and Commercial Real Estate Law.

Mr. Dicks is a seasoned and accomplished attorney with over 30 years of experience. He has extensive trial and mediation experience, having represented thousands of homeowners and successfully recovering millions of dollars for his Association clients. His unique insight into the plight of the homeowner involved in, or anticipating construction defect litigation, has led Mr. Dicks to dedicate his legal practice exclusively to the representation of plaintiff homeowner associations. Mr. Dicks' impressive case review of settlements and verdicts has allowed him to acquire expertise in every aspect of construction deficiencies and failures in developments throughout Southern California.

Education and Experience

Mr. Dicks is a 1989 Cum Laude graduate of California Western School of Law and received his undergraduate degree from San Diego State University in 1986. Mr. Dicks studied international law overseas through Regent College of Law in 1988. With his father and two older brothers providing a lineage of lawyers, Mr. Dicks has a strong background in the legal profession. Mike is a licensed attorney in California and Arizona and is a member of the American Bar Association, as well as state and local bar associations.

He is an active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and both the California and Arizona Trial Lawyers Association. He also is a frequent speaker at CAI National Conferences on the topic of construction defects, and recently spoke at the California Cjer conference before the California complex case judges. Mr. Dicks' industry affiliations include his active involvement in the Community Associations Institute (CAI), his membership in the Presidents Club for the Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) and his founding membership status with the California Association of Community Managers (CACM).

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Michael’s Top Verdicts & Settlements

Villas At Savona Condo Association, Chandler, AZ

  • Developer: Graham Development Corp
  • Number of Units/Homes:  85 Unit Condominium Project
  • Settlement/Judgment: $4,855,000.00
  • Duration:  36 months

Bella Vista Homeowners Association, Scottsdale, AZ

  • Developer: Statesman/Bella Vista Development
  • Number of Units/Homes: 399 Unit Condominium Project
  • Settlement/Judgment: $7,273,500.00
  • Duration:  17 months

Cantabria Shores at Ocotillo Condominium Associate, Chandler, AZ

  • Developer:  The Lakes, LP/Prime Construction
  • Number of Units/Homes:  126 unit Townhouse complex
  • Settlement/Judgment: $8,500,000.00
  • Duration:  30 months

Huntington Condominium Association, CA

  • Developer:  Beazer Homes and Watt Homes
  • Number of Units/Homes:  423 condominiums
  • Settlement/Judgment: $6,300,000.00
  • Duration:  18 months

Westpark Tiempo Community Association, CA

  • Developer:  Confidential
  • Number of Units/Homes:  396
  • Settlement/Judgment: $6,850,000.00
  • Duration:  13 months

Chandler Park Village Owners Association, CA

  • Developer:  E & E Development and Investment Corporation
  • Number of Units/Homes:  216 Condominiums
  • Settlement/Judgment: $5,014,000.00
  • Duration:  14 months

Belflora Maintenance Corporation, CA

  • Developer:  Confidential
  • Number of Units/Homes:  296
  • Settlement/Judgment: $7,757,500.00
  • Duration:  N/A


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