Practice Areas: Estates, Business, Litigation, Property, Mediator & Arbitrator, Family.
Mr. Wickers opened this practice in 1992. He is well versed in the local Los Angeles County, Orange County and, Ventura County District Courts, and; has done appellate work in the United States Court of Appeal, Ninth Circuit, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. District Court, and District Court of Utah. Mr. Wickers has handled countless trials. He is licensed to practice law in both the California (since 1977) and Iowa (since 1976) but only practices in California. Mr. Wickers selected for the Super Lawyers list in 2021, for his Trust and Estate practice area, in Southern California.
Mr. Wickers undergraduate studies began at Loyola Marymount University and completed at the United States Air Force Academy. As a student, he was initiated into the Alpha Chapter of Colorado in recognition of his high scholastic achievement in the field of Economics and received his Bachelor of Science from the Air Force Academy in 1973.
He then attended law school at the University of California, Hastings and worked on the Hastings Law News as Managing Editor. In 1974, he was initiated by Pomeroy as a member of the International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi. Mr. Wickers graduated in 1976 receiving his Juris Doctor.
As a new lawyer, Mr. Wickers worked in the United States Office of the Staff Judge Advocate in a number of different states where he received a Certificate of Designation from the Department of the Air Force as a Judge Advocate. He received a diploma from Air Command and Staff College in 1984 for completing their program. Throughout his time in the United States Military he also held such positions as Trial Counsel, Defense Counsel, and Aerospace contract negotiator.
Some of his other professional memberships include the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the South Bay Bar Association.
In his spare time he enjoys cycling at the beach, playing golf, reading non-fiction books, and participating in informal political debates. He has been married for over thirty years and has two adult daughters.
Here is one of Mr. Wickers Recommendations on LinkedIn from Chief Administrative Law Judge J. Jeremiah Mahoney:
|Rodney W. Wickers Awards||Granting Organization||Date|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Pro Bono Panel Guardianship||South Bay Bar Association||2012|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Alternative Dispute Resolution||Los Angeles Superior Court||2011|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Probate Volunteer Panel||Los Angeles Superior Court of California||2008|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Alternative Dispute Resolution||Los Angeles Superior Court||2008|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Temporary Judge||Los Angeles Superior Court||2007|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Services to Community||South Bay Bar Association||2007|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Services to Community||South Bay Bar Association||2004|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Temporary Judge||Los Angeles Superior Court||2003|
|Unselfish Dedication Educating CA Senior Citizens||State Bar of California||2001|
|Certificate of Appreciation-Temporary Judge||Superior Court of California||2001|
|Appreciation for Outstanding Services to Traffic Court & Public||Municipal Court of Santa Monica||1999|
|Leadership Torrance||Torrance Chamber of Commerce||1995|
|Outstanding Contribution-Procurement & Claims.||United States Air Force||1979|
|Outstanding Service in the Office of J.A.G.||Ogden Air Logistics Center||1979|
|Qualified-Trial Counsel and Defense Counsel||Department of the Air Force||1977|
|Certificate of Designation-Judge Advocate||The President of the United States & Department of the Air Force||1976|
|Dedicated and Skillful Service as Managing Editor||Hastings College of the Law-Hastings Law News||1975|
|Second Lieutenant Regular United States Air Force||The President of the United States & Department of the Air Force||1973|
|High Scholastic Achievement-Economics||Alpha Chapter of Colorado||1973|
|Rodney W. Wickers Associations||Association Name||Duration|
|Board Member-Legal Review||Torrance Memorial Medical Center Institutional Review Board||1992–2014|
|Probate Volunteer Panel Attorney||Los Angeles Superior Court Probate Volunteer Pane||1996–2012|
|Volunteer Attorney Pro Bono Clinic||South Bay Bar Association (LA)||1997–present|
|Judge Pro Tempore||Los Angeles Superior Court||1994–2014|
|Mediator & Arbitrator||Los Angeles Superior Court||1996–2013|