Charlotte Rodeen-Dickert, Esq.

legal, science, and technical writing


About Me

     I have spent my career explaining things in one way or another. What I enjoy doing most is breaking down a complex idea to make it understandable enough to everyday people so they can learn from it. Often patent applications, legal briefs, engineering documents, and mathematical problems are filled with jargon that can be frustrating to wade through, much less understand.  I can make these easier to grasp without sacrificing the basic concepts.  I love that I am able to help others learn, and often I am rewarded by learning something new myself in the process. 

  • Registered Patent Attorney at West & Associates, PC (licensed  in CA and Washington, D.C.)


  • Director of Institutional Advancement and former Grants Director/STEM Program Adviser at The USS Hornet  Sea, Air & Space Museum


  • Former Adjunct Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law


  • Former Senior Technical Writer at the Office of Technology Transfer, University of California    


  • Served as a Judicial Extern in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of California    


  • Interned with the legal team at the Electronic Frontier Foundation                    


  • Former Faculty Research Assistant at Golden Gate University School of Law


  • Experienced High School Science and Mathematics Instructor






  • Master of Aerospace Engineering

Auburn University

        Master's Project:  "Materials Considerations in Microthruster Design"

        Elective focus on materials science - nanomaterials, nano/microfabrication


  • Juris Doctorate (with Honors)

-Specialization Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (with Distinction)

Golden Gate University School of Law


  • Single Subject Teaching Credential – Physics

Saint Mary’s College of California


  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

University of California at Berkeley

Emphasis on Biomechanics     

  • Certificate in Museum Studies 
      John F. Kennedy University Continuing Education

  • Certificate in Nonprofit Management (in progress)
 California State University East Bay Extension

  • Coursework in Technical Writing/Editing

University of California at Berkeley Extension




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"I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

       -Robert Frost