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James Christopher Dean

James Christopher Dean

also known as J. Christopher Dean, Chris Dean

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Defective and Dangerous Products, Trucking Accident, Wrongful Death, Admiralty & Maritime

About Me

Christopher is about helping people, in court with juries and out of court with settlements - all over our great nation. He knows his clients: who they are, where they have been and where they want to go, and understands their need for a helping hand. His clients get to know him, too.


 


"Helping people in need seems to be a root in my family tree,” says Christopher. “My dad was a surgeon, my four older brothers are surgeons, and my sister is a physical therapist.” Being a trial lawyer and the youngest in a family of doctors can be tough, however. “You can imagine how popular I am at family picnics.”


 


Outside of his faith and family, Christopher’s passion is the fight that comes with the job. He has been blessed by many successes:


 





  • Fellow lawyers believe in Christopher’s ethics and skill by rating him AV, the highest ranking available. (AV Peer Review Rating)




 




  • The 212th Judicial District Court of Galveston County, Texas appointed Christopher as Liaison Counsel in the BP Texas City Explosion case;



 




  • Christopher has won jury verdicts for patients who were victims of medical malpractice;



 




  • His peers voted him Super Lawyer in 2005 and 2007;



 




  • Christopher has won jury verdicts for those killed or horribly injured by truck accidents and car wrecks;



 




  • He is an invited speaker to his colleagues’ continuing education programs; and



 




  • Christopher has reached hundreds of out-of-court settlements for his clients.



 


Christopher's professional pride stems from his experience to see his clients'case through. "I have fought all phases of the war: the pretrial, the trial, and the appeal."

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Personal Injury: 30%
    19 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 20%
    19 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 20%
    19 years
  4. Defective and Dangerous Products: 20%
    19 years
  5. Admiralty & Maritime: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chance Allen McMillan

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Chance McMillan Wrongful Death Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dean Law Firm

203 West Wall Street
Suite 409
Midland, TX, 79701

Dean Law Firm

17255 El Camino Real
Suite 190
Houston, TX, 77058

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199508/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas' Top Rated LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Lawyer for the PeopleH Magazine2005
Best Speaker, Advanced Civil LItigationSouth Texas College of Law1995

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerDean Law Firm2010 - Present
PartnerClark Dean Burnett, GP2008 - 2010
AssociateWilliams Kherkher Hart & Boundas, LLP2006 - 2008
PartnerGarner Stein & Dean, GP2001 - 2006
AssociateDunn Kacal Adams Pappas & Law, PC1996 - 2001

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
American Board of Trial Advocates (Houston Chapter)Member2010 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationLife Fellow2006 - Present
Christian Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Houston Bar Associationmember1996 - Present
State Bar of Texasmember1995 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
BP Texas City ExplosionExtraordinary confidential settlement
Hurricane Rita Evacuation Bus Fire Caseextraordinary confidential settlement
Alamo Transportation Company and Montelongo Trucking et alSettlement for $1,700,000

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
State Bar of TexasPut the Depo Slog on an Ipad Diet2012
State Bar of Texas"Discovery in Personal Injury: Can a Caveman Do It?"2007
Benzene Litigation Conference"Opening Statement: An Extension of the Voir Dire Dialogue"2006

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence1995
Southern Methodist UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Debate/SpeechTo Love What You Do: Purpose2012
Advanced Personal InjuryPut the Depo Slog on an Ipad Diet2012
Launching a Law Practice"From Sheepskin to Skin in the Game: Lawsuit Work for Solo New Grads"2011
Texas Bar Advanced Personal Injury Law Course"Discovery in Personal Injury: Can a Caveman Do It?"2007
Benzene Litigation Conference"Opening Statement: An Extension of the Voir Dire Dialogue"2006