Joseph D. Dickey Jr.

Firm: Dickey Law Group, LLC.
Location: West Columbia - SC

  • 440 Center Street West Columbia
    South Carolina 29169
  • Tel : (803) 380-5575
  • Fax : (803) 380-5576

As a legal advocate for businesses, governmental entities and individuals, Joseph understands his clients’ need for high-quality, cost-effective service.

Conversant in Japanese and knowledgeable of Japanese business practices, Joseph also brings an international capacity to DLG. Prior to attending law school, Joseph worked in Fukuoka, Japan at an economic development firm where he conducted market research to assist in recruiting foreign investment. Joseph assisted in making presentations to local government officials about ongoing development and targeted industries in Japanese.

A native of Wellford, SC, Joseph attended college at Clemson University where he earned a B.S. in Management with an International Management Concentration and a B.A. in Japanese and International Trade. Joseph earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he served as associate student works editor for the South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business, and was president of the International Law Society and manager of the Black Law Students’ Association’s Moot Court Bar. During law school, Joseph was a member of the in-house legal department of SCANA Corporation where he gained substantial experience assisting attorneys in drafting legal documents, conducting legal research, and attending legal proceedings.


  • South Carolina
  • United States District Court for South Carolina
  • Fourth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals


  • J.D., University of South Carolina School of Law
  • B.S. Management, International Management Concentration, Clemson University 
  • B.A., Japanese and International Trade, Clemson University


  • Japan America Association of South Carolina (JAASC)- Board Member
  • Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA)- Board Member
  • Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina- Board Member
  • Columbia Clemson Club- Board Member
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Richland County Bar
  • American Bar Association 

Dickey Law Group, LLC.

DLG has an extensive and diverse employment law practice representing employers and employees in a varietiy of employment issues. DLG regularly represents employers in prepariging employment agreements, performing employment audits and drafting employee handbooks. DLG also provdes counseling to clients on leave issues, wage & hour issues, reductions-in-force and employee terminations.

In addition, DLG can assist employers and employees with issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other leave coverage, workers’ compensation laws, privacy restrictions under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).

When litigation is required, we offer counsel in defending or prosecuting employment claims, including wage and hour and discrimination claims.