Gary Dickey, Managing Member | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gary Dickey is a founding member of Dickey & Campbell Law Firm whose practice focuses primarily on criminal defense, personal injury, and regulatory litigation. In addition to litigating high-profile cases, Gary is one of Iowa’s leading appellate attorneys on complex issues of criminal and civil law, regularly arguing before the Iowa Supreme Court. He has successfully briefed and argued dozens of cases before state and federal appeals courts. Most notably, he assisted in drafting the brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court on behalf of the prevailing party in Burrage v. United States, 134 S. Ct. 881 (2014).
Gary is a lifelong resident of Des Moines. Upon graduation from Drake University Law School, he clerked for the Honorable Harold Vietor, Senior U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of Iowa. In 2004, Gary served in the Office of Governor Vilsack and Lt. Governor Pederson as general counsel and policy director. While with the Governor’s Office, he drafted Executive Order No. 42, which restored the right to vote in Iowa for tens of thousands of ex-felons that had already completed their sentences.
Gary’s clients also benefit from his extensive political and media background. He is a widely recognized source of legal and political advice for candidates seeking public office in Iowa. He has served as legal counsel to numerous campaigns for offices ranging from the Des Moines City Council to United States Senate. Gary is regularly quoted in local media, including the Des Moines Register, and his cases have garnered television coverage.
Criminal Law and Executive Clemency
Employment & Labor Law
State of Iowa
U.S. District Court
District of Iowa
Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Supreme Court
Drake University Law School, J.D.
Order of the Barrister
Drake Law Review Junior Staff
Student Bar Association President
Martin Tollefson Award
William & Ellen Cooney Hoye Award
Drake University, B.S.B.A.
Magna Cum Laude
Associations & Memberships
Iowa State Bar Association
Iowa Association of Justice
Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Iowa Athletic Commission, past commissioner
Southwestern Hills Neighborhood Association, past board member
Friend of AFSCME Award Recipient