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James Christopher Dean

Personal injury Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   2 reviews

also known as J. Christopher Dean, Chris Dean

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About James

Learn James’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    30%
    Oil field injuries, refinery and chemical plant explosions, catastrophic car wrecks, medical malpractice, workplace injuries

    28 years

  2. Defective and dangerous products
    20%
    Dangerous drugs including Paxil, antidepressants, Zoloft; defective medical devises including Depuy hip implants and other orthopedic defective products

    28 years

  3. Trucking accident
    20%
    18 wheeler wrecks

    28 years

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    18 wheeler wrecks, refinery and chemical plant explosions, oil field catastrophes, catastrophic car wrecks

    28 years

  5. Admiralty and maritime
    10%
    BP Oil Spill, offshore injuries

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."

Photos and videos

Chris Dean on Channel 11 Houston about unsafe 18 wheelers

Location

Dean Law Firm
1201 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX, 77007
Dean Law Firm
203 West Wall Street
Suite 409
Midland, TX, 79701
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2011
Endorsement of Christopher Dean
I fully recommend Christopher Dean as a competent, compassionate, and hard-working attorney. Chris asked me to act as local Utah counsel for an extremely complicated personal injury case involving severe burns and trauma arising from the negligence of various mining companies outside of Price, Utah. Chris went above and beyond what ordinary attorneys would do in this case and ultimately developed an extremely effective case theory that put pressure on the defendants where they ordinarily would have been reluctant to resolve the matter. Because of Chris's thorough trial preparation, our client received an optimal settlement which probably ranks in the top 5 settlements ever reached in a Utah personal injury case. More importantly, however, Chris gained the trust of his client by including him every step of the way and ensuring that the client's future medical needs and other needs were meticulously planned out and executed. I highly recomend Chris to any client who demands excellence from their attorney.
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Posted by Todd | May 12, 2011
Great work / Great outcome
Mr Dean represented myself and our family of companies in an action against a large insurance carrier. The suit was related to hurricane Ike and lasted for over two years until settlement in April of 2011. This was a very complicated law suit involving multiple business entities with very complicated business damage losses and models. Chris had a comprehensive understanding of how all business works, which I have found to be unusual in attorneys, but more importantly he was incredibly diligent in the pursuit of our claims. I never had to push or ask for movement as he was vigilant about the claim. I know that Mr. Dean has many clients that he represents; but for my part, I always had the feeling that my case was the only one he was working on. Throughout the course of this litigation he has proved to be a very intelligent man with great integrity, and a true advocate for his clients. I have been in business for over 20 years in Texas and have had the experience with many lawyers in many legal actions. I will and do recommend Mr. Dean without reservation and I personally intend to use he and his firm for any and all causes of action that arise going forward at his discretion
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Dean Law Firm
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Clark Dean Burnett, GP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Williams Kherkher Hart & Boundas, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • Garner Stein & Dean, GP
  • 2001 - 2006
  • Associate
  • Dunn Kacal Adams Pappas & Law, PC
  • 1996 - 2001
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1995
  • Southern Methodist University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Alamo Transportation Company and Montelongo Trucking et al
  • Settlement for $1,700,000
  • Safeco Insurance Company
  • Extraordinary confidential settlement
  • BP Oil Spill
  • Pending
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (Houston Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Texas Bar Foundation
  • Life Fellow
  • 2006 - Present
  • Christian Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • member
  • 1996 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • member
  • 1995 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Texas' Top Rated Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Lawyer for the People
  • H Magazine
  • 2005
  • Best Speaker, Advanced Civil LItigation
  • South Texas College of Law
  • 1995
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Publications

  • State Bar of Texas
  • Put the Depo Slog on an Ipad Diet
  • 2012
  • 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

Speaking Engagements

  • Debate/Speech
  • To Love What You Do: Purpose
  • 2012
  • Advanced Personal Injury
  • Put the Depo Slog on an Ipad Diet
  • 2012
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (1)
Endorse James
Personal injury Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse James. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an outstanding attorney. He is professional and ethical. He is a skilled trial lawyer. I endorse and recommend Chris."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure to work with Chris on a complex litigation matter. Since then we have become close friends. Chris is an outstanding trial lawyer and member of the community."
Personal injury Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris is an outstanding attorney. I have had the opportunity work with him on more than one occasion. Super guy and outstanding lawyer. His past accomplishments within the legal community, against some of the largest companies in the world, are a testament to his proven success. I endorse this lawyer. Coby Wooten"
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Houston Personal injury Lawyer James Christopher Dean
James Christopher Dean
Personal injury Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 28 years
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