Dean has spent 39 years in the legal field, with a wide array of positions. After becoming partner at Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, and Murphy and spending 17 years as a private civil attorney, Dean became an Assistant U.S. Attorney, where he prosecuted general crimes. Eventually, Dean specialized in appeals at the U.S. Attorney’s Office and spent five years as the Appellate Coordinator. Dean next served as a Supervisory Staff Attorney at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, where he trained new staff attorneys in criminal law and supervised the preparation of legal memoranda for the court. After retiring from the court in September 2017, he joined Strickland Webster as Of Counsel.
Dean graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School in 1978, and he obtained his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1975.
Dean lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Becky, and their dog, Ossie.
- University of Chicago, B.A., 1975
- Harvard Law School, J.D., 1978
- Cum laude
- 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, Staff Attorney's Office,
- U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia,
- Powell, Goldstein, Frazer, & Murphy, 1981-1997