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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, J.D., with honors, 1979; Editor-in-Chief, North Carolina Law Review, 1978-79

University of Oxford (Brasenose College), Diploma in Law, 1988

Davidson College, A.B., 1975


Dickson Phillips has helped clients with their legal problems for more than 35 years as trusted counselor and adviser, and as advocate in negotiation and in court. He brings to each engagement broad knowledge of the law, insight that comes only with experience, and unyielding commitment to efficient and favorable outcomes for his clients.

Dickson regularly advises businesses and individuals in a broad spectrum of legal concerns, including contract drafting and enforcement, trademark and copyright protection, privacy and cybersecurity, real estate, and public records and open meetings matters. As a litigator, he has handled a varied mix of business and commercial matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including contract breach, trade secret misappropriation and unfair competition, copyright, trademark, internet domain name, land use, corporate governance, public records and governmental affairs matters.

In 1992, Dickson became one of the first lawyers in North Carolina to be certified as a mediator, and he has taught mediation and negotiation at UNC School of Law and the Duke Private Adjudication Center. 

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Professional Affiliations

  • North Carolina State Bar, CLE Board, 2015-20
  • North Carolina Environmental Management Commission, 2005-13
  • North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, Hearing Officer, 1998-present 
  • North Carolina Superior Court, Certified Mediator, 1992-present
  • American Bar Association
  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Adjunct Faculty, 1996-2003
  • Duke Private Adjudication Center, Mediator and Private Judge, 1994-2002
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