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Julia Leigh Dean

also known as Julia Dean

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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 35%
    28 years
  2. Estate Planning: 30%
    18 years
  3. Probate: 25%
    15 years
  4. Elder Law: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($295-350/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes)

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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Georgia Cathleen Trudeau

    I endorse Jula Dean as a superb appellate attorney. She has worked with us on several appeals, all of which we have won. Julia also has experience in probate, guardianships, and elder law. Julia is a passionate advocate for her clients and is highly respected in the legal community.


    Georgia Trudeau Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Offices At Kensington
1650 Highway 6 South, Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX, 77478


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 198808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2016
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2015
Leading AdvisorAcquisition International2014
Top Women in BusinessH Texas Magazine2014
Texas Leaders in LawForbes Magazine2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top LawyersHoustonia Magazine2013
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2013
Top 100 ProfessionalsH Texas Magazine2013
Houston's Top 100 ProfessionalsH Texas Magazine2012
Top LawyersH Texas Magazine2012
Houston's Top 100 ProfessionalsH Texas Magazine2011
Top Attorneys in CountryNewsweek2011
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2011
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2010
Houston's Top 100 ProfessionalsH Texas Magazine2010
Top Attorney in TexasNewsweek2010
Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and EntrepreneursCambridge Who's Who2010
Readers Choice Best Attorney AwardFort Bend Sugar Land Sun2010
Top Attorney in CountryNewsweek2010
Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and EntrepreneursCambridge Who's Who2009
Houston's Top LawyerH Texas Magazine2009
Who's Who among Executives, Professionals and EntrepreneursCambridge Who's Who2008
Research EditorHouston Law Review1986
Initiated as member of Honor Legal FraternityThe International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi1985
American Jurisprudence AwardUniversity of Houston Law Center1984
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneyThe Dean Law Firm2007 - Present
AttorneyWright Brown & Close, LLP2002 - 2007
AttorneyCampbell, Harrison & Wright1998 - 2001
AttorneySolo Practice1995 - 1998
AttorneyAndrews Kurth, LLP1988 - 1991
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court for the Southern District of Texas1986 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
ElderCounselMember2010 - Present
Senior Trust AllianceExecutive Committee2009 - Present
Fort Bend County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
WealthCounselMember2008 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1988 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Fort Bend Chamber of CommerceMember2009 - 2011
American Business Women's AssociationBoard Member2009 - 2010
American Business Women's AssociationMember2008 - 2010
Fort Bend Professional Women's AssociationMember2008 - 2012
Camp PenielBoard Member2001 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Aloysius v. Kislingbury, No. 01-09-00365-CV, In the Court of Appeals for the First District of TexasOur client, Kislingbury and Stenomaster, Inc., won the appeal. The court of appeals affirmed the trial court's judgment.
Argovitz v. Argovitz, No. 14-07-00206-CV & 14-07-00396-CV, in the Fourteenth Court of AppealsOur client, Jerry Argovitz, prevailed on almost all grounds, resulting in approximately $14,000,000 judgment in his favor. The one remaining issue was remanded back to the trial court for a factual determination.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
University of WashingtonEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1983
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Senior Trust Education SeriesEstate Planning and Medicaid Planning2012
Senior Adult OrganizationAsset Protection and Medicaid Planning2012
Senior Trust Alliance Panel DiscussionsMedicaid Issues and Elder Law2011
Money Week HoustonElder Law issues2010
Town Hall MeetingSecrets of Effective Estate Planning2009
The Terrace at First Colony speaker seriesEstate Planning2009
Civil Trial ConferenceCase Law Update2003
Conference for Insurance ProfessionalsMandamus Issues2002