Eric W. Dickey, Esq.

Eric W. Dickey, Esq.

Eric W. Dickey focuses his practice of law on representing first party property policyholders engaged in disputes with their insurance companies.  Eric’s experience in this area comes from years of defending insurance companies in first party coverage disputes and “bad faith” claims.  His previous work includes both representing these insurance companies and serving as a prosecutor.  He now solely represents policyholders, with a particular emphasis on catastrophic commercial claims.

As a trial attorney, Eric has tried more than 50 jury trials and several hundred non-jury trials over his career of both civil and criminal cases.  He is a passionate advocate who believes success in the courtroom comes from thoroughly preparing the case outside of the courtroom.

Eric is a graduate of Florida State University’s College of Law, where he graduated in 2001 with Honors.  During law school, he was an executive board member of the competitive trial team, represented the university in numerous state and national competitions, was recognized for his pro bono service, and served as the Dean’s hand-picked research assistant.

When not advocating for his clients, he enjoys spending time raising and training guide dogs for Southeast Guide Dogs, practicing mixed martial arts, and regularly exercising the privileges of his pilot’s license.

B.A., with Honors, University of Central Florida 1998

J.D., with Honors, Florida State University 2001

  • Published Works

    Property Insurance Litigator’s Handbook, American Bar Association (2007);

    “So You’ve Decided To Commit Bad-Faith”  Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 20, #2, May 17, 2006;

    “The Insurer’s Dilemma: Fighting Fraud While Avoiding Bad Faith” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 19, #18, January 24, 2006;

    “Detours: Campbell Stops At The Willow Inn” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 18, #24, April 20, 2005;

    “Punitive Damages and Hip-Hop” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 18, #9, September 7, 2004;

    “History Repeats Itself: Catastrophic Storm Claims and Fraud” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 15, #4, September 2008;

    “You Must Be Kidding” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 15, #10, November 2008;

    “Fighting the Animal” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 15, #8, January 2009;

    “The Wheels On The Bus Go Round”  Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 15, #10, March 2009;

    “Fraud of Historic Proportions” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 15, #12, May 2009;

    “Deflating the Fraudulent Insurance Claim”  Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 16, #4, September 2009;

    “…and I Like My Claims Toasted: A Case of Sub Shop Fraud and Arson” Mealey’s Litigation Report, Vol. 16, #6, November 2009.

  • Classes/Seminars Taught

    Eric W. Dickey is an adjunct professor at Hillsborough Community College teaching law courses and lectures nationally on first party insurance topics.