Ricson C. Dakanay is a first generation American from the Philippines. His parents emigrated to the United States when Mr. Dakanay was 3 years old and they fostered a selfless household which valued old-school principles and modern-day pragmatism. He was raised in San Bernardino and attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School where he excelled in leadership positions and varsity sports, and was instilled the lifelong practice of social justice.
He attended University of CaliforniaI Irvine and double-majored in Economics and Political Science. Mr. Dakanay graduated with honors and was admitted into the prestigious honor societies, Pi Sigma Alpha and Golden Key International. After graduating, he took a sabbatical and interned at a prestigious immigration law firm in Washington, DC. While there, his appreciation for the law deepened and his resolve to assist those systematically and institutionally marginalized strengthened.
Mr. Dakanay attended California Western School of Law and graduated in 2010. He sharpened his litigation and advocacy skills interning at the District Attorney’s Office while finding a passion working with troubled youth at San Diego Teen Court and becoming an instructor with Street Law. Mr. Dakanay passed the California Bar Exam in 2011, and since then, has devoted himself to provide steadfast, aggressive representation for his clients.
As a practitioner, Mr. Dakanay has handled countless of cases and jury trials with outstanding success in varying jurisdictions across California. He has been called on to handle high-profile cases and achieved momentous, life-saving results for those clients and their families. He has earned an outstanding reputation, and is well-respected by those on the Bench, Prosecutors, and colleagues alike.
Mr. Dakanay prides himself with providing holistic, ethical representation such that each and everyone one of his clients achieve justice and are set-up for long-term success. The mission at Dakanay Law Group is compassionate lawyering. Mr. Dakanay embodies that ethos and spirit.
Please contact Mr. Dakanay for a free consultation as he will guide you through the legal process with due care and zealous advocacy.
Ricson C. Dakanay, Owner and Lead Counsel of Dakanay Law Group
Ricson, it is with Extreme Gratitude I write this for all you have done. I owe you so much representing me with your tireless efforts and professional services. Facing a conviction of Extreme DUI and hit and run, my case was dismissed. His advice ( when I wanted to throw in the towel ) freed me from the conviction I was facing. He invested in me as a client with intelligence and enthusiasm. Such a joy to work with for nearly 2 yrs, honest with a kind demeanor that i now can call him friend. I will forever be indebted to him … With gratitude a respect… Thankyou Ricson.. Susan H
When a family member was arrested, taken to jail, and I was not able to communicate with him, I called Ricson Dakanay. I felt helpless and scared. It was after hours, and I was able to speak to Ricson right away. Ricson patiently and empathetically listened to my concerns and the predicament my family member was in. He went to Southwest Detention Center the very next morning to speak to my family member, letting me know he was okay, relieving my worst fears. Throughout the entire process, Ricson quickly responded via text message, answering questions and/or concerns, putting me and my family member at ease. Ricson is knowledgeable, companionate, honest, professional and exceeded my expectations! I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Ricson and staff were truly wonderful to have fighting my case. They were very timely on all matters and kept me informed and in the loop through the whole process which took around 4-5 months. Not only that but he is just a great guy in general and very easy to talk to while understanding, respecting, and appreciating my situation. I came to them with 2 felony counts charged against me and they worked hard with the DA to come to an agreement to drop them to misdemeanors and serve no time. They did such an immaculate job that even the judge had a difficult time looking at my deal and accepting it, telling me I’m very lucky and that if he had this case while he was a DA or public defender, that I most certainly would have been serving time and been in a worse situation. Very much appreciate this firm and staff and my relationship with the attorneys and, though I don’t expect to ever need their council again, hope that I get a chance to just hang out more with them in the real world outside of law! Thanks again guys, much love!
Ricson Dakanay helped me through my Veterans Diversion program. He was there for me for an entire year. It was very helpful to have him as an attorney on my side. I couldn’t have done it without him. He is attentive and always there for you when you need answers. Thank you so much!
I would not normally complete a review like this and only do so to encourage anyone considering Ricson and his team of Valerie, Vanisa, Kelsea, Maria and other associates to retain this team for their legal needs. I had quite an obscure case as well and like others, a lot riding on it and these guys went to bat for me (and listened to my moaning) from start to finish. From facing probable jail time to having my case dismissed I'm happy to say the outcome of my case far surpassed my expectations and if ever I have a need again (which I hope I don't haha) I will not think twice about who can get the job done. Professional, responsive, attentive and caring are only a few of the words I would use to describe my experience and Ric himself was right there next to me when I was required to appear in court! Thoroughly satisfied and worth every penny and more. Thank you all for your help, I owe you one.
My Name is David I am going to be straight forward and say this. Rickson is an excellent attorney that knows what,he is doing.If you Hire Rickson,listen to him and take heed, to what he says.He is there to fight for you in the court of law. I have hired Rickson,in the past for old cases,that needed to be expunged. I hired Rickson a second time,for a situation that involved a BAD APPLE of a person,that caused me alot of personal stress and anxiety and made plenty of false claims about me. I was able to settle with the outcome and I am very thankful. Point is having Rick as your attorney and working with him,can have a very good outcome.