Certified Specialist Workers’ Compensation Law
The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
Mark E. Dykstra received his BA in English and Philosophy from Dalhousie University where he was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Following graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy, doing three tours of the Persian Gulf including Operation Desert Storm in Iraq. He was awarded 2 Navy Achievement Medals and was named “Sailor of the Year” at the Naval Training Center San Diego. He obtained his JD cum laude from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he was a published member of the law review.
Mr. Dykstra is a Certified Specialist with over 15 years experience in workers’ compensation law. He began his legal career representing applicant cases with Anthony J. DeLellis & Associates, later moving to the defense of employers with the Law Offices of Steven D Hamor. He was with the defense firm of Heggeness and Sweet for 5 years, becoming managing partner of the firm’s Riverside office. Most recently he was associated with Serembe, Bakke & Seaman.
Mr. Dykstra is a knowledgeable and aggressive attorney who has successfully defended complex workers’ compensation cases at the state appellate and supreme court levels.