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D. Pittman Dickey

  • Partner


Fayetteville, NC






D. Pittman Dickey graduated from undergraduate school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972 and from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974. He began his legal career in Pittsboro, N.C. He moved to Fayetteville where he has practiced with our firm since 1978.

Pitt Dickey has handled hundreds of Social Security Disability (SSD) cases for over 35 years in southeastern North Carolina appearing before Administrative Law Judges from hearing offices throughout North and South Carolina. He regularly attends state and national conventions to keep his knowledge of SSD laws current. Disability claims are decided in a very complex system of regulations and time frames and are frustrating for the claimants who must deal with the delays and technical rules. This area of law touches the lives of people who really need help. Pitt Dickey is the right attorney to guide you through the SSD maze.


Pitt Dickey has written a monthly column concerning various aspects of Social Security Disability law since 1998. These columns appeared in 50 Plus Magazine, Prime Life Magazine, Fayetteville Press and on line at www.seniormag.com. Excerpts are available in our Publications section.

Areas Of Practice

  • Bankruptcy
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Personal Injury
  • Social Security Disability

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1974
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina, 1978
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina, 1978


  • University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1974
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Major: Liberal Arts

Published Works

  • Monthly Column on Social Security Disability Law, 50 Plus Magazine
  • Monthly Column on Social Security Disability Law, Prime Life Magazine
  • Monthly Column on Social Security Disability Law, www.seniormag.com
  • Monthly Column on Social Security Disability Law, Fayetteville Press

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chatham County Task Force on Youth, Chairman, 1978 to 1978
  • Cumberland County Young Lawyer's Club, President, 1984 to 1984
  • Lumbee River Legal Services, Board of Directors, 1988 to 1993
  • Friends of the Children, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Advisory Board, 2001 to 2003
  • Cumberland County Rape Crisis Board of Directors, 1985 to 1987
  • Kiwanis Club of Cape Fear, President, 2002 to 2003
  • United Way, Chairman for Attorney Fundraising, 2002 to 2003
  • Cumberland County Bar Association
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Trial Lawyer's Association
  • National Organization of Social Security Representatives