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Principle Lawyer

G. Emerson Dickman III, Esq.

Emerson specializes in special education advocacy, special needs estate planning, and learning disabilities. He's been in practice for over 40 years and has represented families in over 1000 cases. He is past president of the International Dyslexia Association and has won many awards for his work including the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. 

 

Education

C.W. Post College
B.S., Engineering, 1965

Rutgers Law School
J.D., 1972

New Jersey Bar, 1972

U.S. District Court for New Jersey, 1972

New York Bar, 1985

U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1986

Current Activities & Affiliations

  • IMSLEC, Ethics Committee
  • The Center for Development and Learning, Advisory Board
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD)
  • IDA Standards and Practices Council Task Force
  • International Dyslexia Association, New Jersey Branch Advisory Board
  • Past-President International Dyslexia Association 2006-2008

Past Activities & Affiliations

  • U.S. Army 1966-1969
  • Dyslexia Definition Consensus Committee Chair 1994 and 2002, Project Leader
  • National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), Professional Advisory Board
  • Rehabilitation Specialists, Inc. Board 
  • International Dyslexia Association, NJ Branch, Board
  • Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) Special Education Steering Committee
  • National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
  • Children's Dyslexia Centers Professional Advisory Council
  • Sage Day Transition Advisory Board
 

Awards & Honors

  • The Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award, International Dyslexia Assn., 2012
  • Outstanding Achievement Award, International Dyslexia Assn., NJ Branch, 2010
  • New Grange School Service Award, 2009
  • International Dyslexia Assn., Hall of Honor, 2009
  • Bergen County Bar Foundation, Community Service Award, 2000
  • The Orton Dyslexia Society, NJ Branch, Community Service Award, 1996
  • Community Resource Council, Lawyers Committee Award, 1993
  • NJ Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood, Professional Recognition Award, 1993
  • NJ Council for Exceptional Children Division of Early Childhood, Parent Recognition Award, 1993
 
 

 
 
 
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Attorney

Melanie Ritter

Specializing in probate, ...

 

Education

EMPIRE LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2002

NAMELESS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History, 1999

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• New York, California

 
 

 
 
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Social Worker

Kim Ventresco

Focusing on ...

Activities & Affiliations

• ABCD Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• New York, California

Education

EMPIRE LAW SCHOOL
Juris Doctor, 2002

NAMELESS UNIVERSITY
B.A., Art History, 1999

 
 

 
 
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Office Manager

Justine Garcia

Justine has managed the law offices of G. Emerson Dickman III, Esq. for over 20 years.