“We see the practice of law as more than a profession, it is a calling. A calling founded on time-honored values such as trust, integrity and a commitment to seek justice in protecting and preserving the rights of others.”
LOCAL VALUES, STATEWIDE EXPERIENCE
Based in historic downtown Plant City, Florida, the Heritage Law Group shares the same time-honored values of our community: trust, integrity, commitment, and a practical, common sense approach to life. Those same values have been at the core of our approach to the practice of law for almost two decades.
TRUSTED COUNSEL, ADVICE AND EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY
Since beginning our practice in 1994, M. Joseph Dickerson, the lead litigation attorney at the Heritage Law Group, had a vision to develop a law firm built upon time-honored values and principles that make communities like historic Plant City, strong. As experienced litigators in state and federal courts in Hillsborough County, the surrounding counties of the Tampa Bay region, and throughout the state of Florida, our practice is dedicated to providing counsel, advice and effective advocacy, based upon our core values of trust, integrity and a commitment to seek justice in protecting and preserving the rights of our clients in our primary practice areas of Business, Commercial and Construction-Related
PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS
BUSINESS, COMMERCIAL AND CONSTRUCTION-RELATED CLAIMS
- Business and Corporate Disputes
- Commercial Dispute Resolution
- Commercial Collections
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Law
- Construction Related Claims
- Construction Lien and Bond Claims
- Foreclosure Law
- Landlord and Tenant Law
- Insurance Claim Litigation
- Consumer Protection Law
- Modular and Mobile Home Law
- Real Property Insurance Claims
- Real Estate Litigation
CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS AND SERIOIUS INJURY CLAIMS
Construction Site Accidents
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
Product Liability Claims
Slip and Fall Claims
Serious Injury Claims
Work-Related Accident Claims
BEYOND THE PRACTICE OF LAW
At the Heritage Law Group, we also see our calling to seek justice extending into our local community, state and nation. As a law firm, we take seriously the founding vision of our nation that “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights.” As part of the overall vision of our firm, we believe that as attorneys and staff of the Heritage Law Group, we have a responsibility to promote the “public good” by protecting and promoting the rights and liberties that have made our nation a shining “city on a hill”.
REPRESENTING CLIENTS IN:
- Plant City
- St. Petersburg
- Hillsborough County, the surrounding counties of the Tampa Bay region, and throughout the State of Florida
“Persuade your neighbor to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good person.” Abraham Lincoln
EFFECTIVE ADVOCATES FOR THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS
M. Joseph Dickerson, Lead Litigation Attorney of the Heritage Law Group.
M. Joseph Dickerson has been a resident of east Hillsborough County for over 40 years, graduating from Brandon High School in 1979. Mr. Dickerson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Baylor University, and received a Juris Doctor, with honors, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law in 1990. Prior to starting the Heritage Law Group in 1994, Mr. Dickerson practiced with firms in Tampa and Orlando in the areas of insurance defense and business and commercial litigation. For the past 18 years, he has been the sole shareholder and lead trial attorney of the Heritage Law Group, specializing in the areas of business, commercial and construction-related claims, and construction site accidents and other serious injury claims. Mr. Dickerson is a member of the Florida Bar, including the Trial Lawyers Section of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice in both state and federal courts in the State of Florida.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Dickerson spent several years in higher education administration at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is the managing member of Heritage Cornerstone Property, LLC., a real estate development company that recently renovated the historic building that houses the Heritage Law Group in downtown Plant City, Florida. Mr. Dickerson’s wide breadth of legal practice and life experience provide the clients of the Heritage Law Group with the highest level of legal representation and advocacy.
Mr. Dickerson has been married to his wife, Debra, for over 27 years, and has two grown children, Currie and David, both who are in college. Family is a priority to Mr. Dickerson, as is involvement in his community of Plant City, where the Dickerson family is actively engaged in the ministries of Plant City’s First Baptist Church. Mr. Dickerson has also served on the boards of several local organizations, including the Brandon Pregnancy Care Center and the Board of Trustees of the Evangelical University and Seminary.
Associate Attorneys, Special Counsel and Staff
As the lead litigation attorney at the Heritage Law Group, Mr. Dickerson is supported by several associate attorneys, special counsel and a staff dedicated to competent, prompt and cost-effective legal service to our clients. Mr. Dickerson has also developed relationships with other outside counsel throughout the State of Florida in specialized areas of practice to further expand and enhance the services we provide to our clients. Mr. Dickerson and the attorneys and staff of the Heritage Law Group are dedicated to an overall philosophy of providing our clients with personal attention and a commitment to meet the unique needs of each individual client. The attorneys and staff of the Heritage Law Group provide each of our clients a responsive, innovative and efficient approach to the practice of law that emphasizes common sense, practical solutions to often complex legal problems.
APPOINTMENTS AND CASE EVALUATION
Heritage Law Group
The Heritage Building
120 North Collins Street,
Plant City, Florida 33563
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