Blake A. Dickson
Attorney Blake A. Dickson graduated from Duke University with an AB in religion.
He then graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate.
Mr. Dickson represents individuals and families in cases involving serious injury and wrongful death throughout Ohio. He has devoted more than the last twenty (20) years to the rights of nursing home residents and their families. The Ohio State Legislature recently passed Esther’s Law which enables families to place a camera in the room of their loved one in a nursing home. This law is named after Esther Piskor, a former client of Mr. Dickson. After multiple firms turned Esther Piskor away, attorney Dickson and his team successfully represented her and her family.
Mr. Dickson also proudly represents victims of sexual assault. He has been a member of the fundraising committee for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for many years, often working closely with their counselors.
On February 4, 2009, Mr. Dickson became one of only two plaintiff's lawyers to ever argue a case involving the rights of nursing home residents before the Ohio Supreme Court. There has been only one other case argued before the Ohio Supreme Court that dealt with the issue of the rights of nursing home residents. Mr. Dickson wrote the Amicus Curiae Brief that was filed with the Ohio Supreme Court, at the request of the Ohio Association for Justice, in that case.
Mr. Dickson is a member of the Nursing Home Litigation Group, which is a Litigation Group within the American Association for Justice. He is currently the the past Chair of the Education Committee within that group. He and his committee planed all of the educational programs for the lawyers of the Nursing Home Litigation Group throughout the country for many years.
Mr. Dickson also teaches other lawyers nationwide on issues relative to nursing home cases.
Mr. Dickson is also an active member of the following organizations:
- The Ohio Association for Justice
- The Ohio State Bar Association
- The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long Term Care
- The Cleveland Academy of Trial Lawyers
- The Justinian Forum (which is the Italian American Bar Association in Cleveland)
Mr. Dickson has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, and numerous Ohio publications including The Plain Dealer and Crain's Cleveland Business for his work representing his clients in cases involving nursing home abuse and neglect and sexual assault.