Richard "Scott" Van Dyke, Esq.

Richard "Scott" Van Dyke, Esq.: Attorney with Van Dyke & Associates, APLC
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Richard "Scott" Van Dyke is the founder of the firm of Van Dyke & Associates, LLP, where he has devoted his practice to litigation matters for the past sixteen years. He has extensive experience prosecuting and defending complex financial cases, including Civil RICO claims, corporate fraud claims, fraudulent conveyances, and Ponzi scheme cases. He has represented bankruptcy trustees, corporate and private fiduciaries, receivers, disbursing agents and other interested constituents. He has resolved hundreds of cases in both State and Federal courts. Scott has developed unique legal expertise in the area of trust & probate litigation. Since 2010 his practice has been limited to litigation, trial, and appeals of contested probate matters only. Scott brings a wealth of litigation and trial experience to this area of law, which is mostly served by transactional estate planning lawyers. He lives in Del Mar, California, and is interested in boating and flying. He is married to Dawn Van Dyke who serves as the firm's business operations manager. Scott and Dawn are proud parents of six adult children and two grandchildren.

State Bar of California: Trusts & Estates Section.

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Trust Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
844-263-4879  Phone
(619) 599-0716  Fax
University Attended:
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, B.S., Professional Aeronautics, 1985
Law School Attended:
Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., 1996
Year of First Admission:
1998, California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

State Bar of California (Member, Trusts and Estate Section).

United States Air Force
Special Agencies:
State Bar of California: Special Master (Serving San Diego County).
Birth Information:
Newport Beach, California, March 16, 1962
Reported Cases:
Sefton v. Sefton (2012) 206 Cal.App.4th 865
Will & Trust contests; Fiduciary Litigation; Trustee Removal/Surcharge; Accounting; Undue Influence/Elder Financial Abuse.
Hobbies & interests:
Boating, Flying, Golf, Watersports.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other - Financing
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates

Peer Reviews

4.5/5.0 (5 reviews)
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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 04/01/17 in Probate Litigation

    Very experienced, knowledgeable and sharp litigator. Top marks across the board.

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  • 5.0/5.0 Rated by a Sole Practitioner on 03/24/17 in Business Litigation

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San Diego, California

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