Glen A. Van Dyke is dedicated to vigorously representing the people against big business. Mr. Van Dyke graduated from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento with Distinction and a membership in The Traynor Society in 1996. Prior to law school Mr. Van Dyke graduated with honors from California State University Long Beach with a degree in political science. While in college Mr. Van Dyke worked for an engineering consulting firm performing construction investigation and environmental testing.
For two years following law school, Mr. Van Dyke practiced environmental and construction defect law as an associate attorney for a medium sized law firm before becoming a partner in the law firm Salinger Van Dyke. After ten years representing clients as a partner at Salinger Van Dyke, Mr. Van Dyke formed Van Dyke Litigation and Trial Attorneys, P.C., a collection of highly experienced lawyers and legal professionals dedicated to the vigorous representation of people seeking relief against big businesses that have injured them or their property.
Mr. Van Dyke has represented thousands of residential and commercial property owners and homeowners’ associations in the resolution of disputes over the construction of their homes or buildings. Mr. Van Dyke’s goal is to achieve for his clients the home or building of the type and condition that was initially promised by the builder. While the goal is simple in concept, Mr. Van Dyke uses his expertise in complex litigation, modern construction practices, building science, negotiation skills, insurance coverage issues, and his trial experience to prevail for his clients.
Mr. Van Dyke also effectively represents small contractors who find themselves in litigation arising from their work. He is adept at both negotiation and litigation to achieve victory for his clients in an economically efficient manner.
Additionally, Mr. Van Dyke has represented clients against big business, developers, and government in complex cases involving breach of contract, unlawful business practices, defective products, environmental laws, and breach of fiduciary duty.
Mr. Van Dyke has presented numerous seminars on construction practices, mold related property damages, and personal injury. He attends the Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Regional Seminars and continuing education courses in complex litigation, negotiation techniques, and trial skill development. Mr. Van Dyke lives in beautiful Martis Valley, Truckee, California with his wife, Stephanie, and their two dogs.
Megan DeHerrera is an associate attorney at Van DykeLitigation & Trial Attorneys, P.C. She is admitted to practice in California.
Ms. DeHerrera received her Juris Doctor from McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She graduated in the top ten percent of her class, earning the honor of Order of the Coif. Ms. DeHerrera received Witkin awards for Professional Responsibility, Community Property, and Pre-Trial Civil Litigation. Throughout law school, she worked as a law clerk for Van Dyke Litigation & Trial Attorneys, P.C. Ms. DeHerrera also completed a full-time judicial externship in the federal court of the District of Nevada. While at McGeorge, she was a staff writer and managing editor for the McGeorge Law Review. Prior to law school, Ms. DeHerrera worked for a luxury hotel company in executive administration.
Ms. DeHerrera has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Chico, where she graduated magna cum laude and ran NCAA track and cross-country.
In her spare time, Ms. DeHerrera enjoys skiing and running the trails of Truckee-Tahoe with her husband, Jason.
Carol Ritter has been a paralegal since 1986 with more than 24 years of legal office experience specializing in the areas of personal injury, insurance defense, construction defect and litigation. She has participated in a number of cases which have gone to trial—or settlement–successfully. She also has experience in legal office and personnel management and training. She has been with Van Dyke Litigation & Trial Attorneys, P.C. (and its predecessor) for more than eight years. She has served as a co-leader for Girl Scouts and other youth organizations, as well as a youth group leader and council member of her church.
Ms. Ritter graduated from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, with a bachelor’s degree in English, and subsequently attended Barclay College in Sacramento, California, where she completed the paralegal program with honors. She and her husband of 42 years have four children, six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is an avid reader and seamstress, and enjoys fishing and golf.