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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Attorney and Mediator||Dawe & Christopherson LLP||1996 - Present|
|Discovery Facilitator||Contra Costa County Superior Court||2013 - 2013|
|Mediator||Contra Costa County Superior Court||2013 - 2013|
|Attorney||McCabe, Schwartz, Evans, Levy & Dawe||1989 - 1996|
|Associate||Frandzel & Share, L.C.||1988 - 1989|
|Associate Counsel||Wells Fargo Bank||1986 - 1988|
|Litigation Law Clerk||Wells Fargo Bank||1983 - 1985|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Real Estate Section||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Alamo Improvement Association||Board of Directors||2014 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Contra Costa County Bar Association, Litigation Section||Master||2010 - Present|
|WorldLink for Law||Member||2006 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|Carson v. Wells Fargo||Defense judgment, affirmed on appeal|
|See all legal cases|
|California Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB)||Enforcing Security Interests in Personal Property||1999|
|Rosenberg Mediation||N/A||Mediator Certificate||2013|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of Washington||Political Science||undergraduate||1981|
|Contra Costa Bar Association Real Estate Section||Glaski v. Bank of America -- Mortgage Securitization and Impact on Deeds of Trust||2014|
|WorldLink for Law Annual Conference (Boston)||Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments and Arbitration Awards in the United States||2007|
Posted by Heather
I have been working with Dean for over 15 years. He has represented my company on countless collection litigation matters with great success. Dean is not only extremely knowledgeable, but is also an excellent communicator. He is always honest and straight forward with his opinions and assessments, and conveys updates and developments in a timely manner. Dean has an extremely pleasant demeanor, and conducts himself with the utmost professionalism at all times. I would highly recommend Dean for litigation and other matters!
Posted by Barbara
I've worked with a lot of attorneys in my professional life but didn't have experience needing an attorney for personal matters, so it was pretty stressful finding myself in a conflict with my lender where I needed legal help to get it resolved. I was referred to Dean by an attorney friend who had worked with Dean in the past and couldn't have been happier that I was able to hire him to represent me. Dean has a lot of knowledge about banking practices and credit laws which was invaluable in my case because it turns out that my lender had been breaking some rules that Dean was able to quickly identify and this changed the conversation that had been ongoing to that point to my favor. I also appreciated Dean's practical approach to the situation, he understood that the situation was stressful and helped strategize and guide me to the best solution for me and I felt like he sincerely represented my best interests. Dean was also sensitive to costs and was clear about what costs would be, and I felt like his rates were fair and the work he did was high quality and got results. Like a lot of people I've heard horror stories of people being unhappy with the work an attorney did for them and count myself really lucky to have found such a knowledgeable, strategic, reliable, trustworthy good guy to represent me as my attorney. I have no hesitation recommending his services to others and would hire him again myself.
Posted by anonymous
I through my business retain Dean Christopherson to defend us in matters that are at times complex, he is a great negotiator, reviews the facts, knows the pertinent law related to our defense, does not over expend fees and only bills for what he has done on the case. Dean has been successful in litigation matters in that we have prevailed. If settled, Dean has been able to negotiate the lowest settlement which I find very reasonable. Overall, Dean is a great guy and I have used him for more that 15 years.
David Erb, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Dean has an excellent reputation for being knowledgeable in his areas of legal practice and providing his clients with sound advice with the highest degree of professionalism. I would not hesitate to recommend Dean to any of my family and/or friends.
Candice Stoddard, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Dean Christopherson for nearly 20 years. I know him to be a highly competent commercial litigator, particularly in the banking world where he has practiced for more than 25 years. As a mediator myself, I can attest that, with his calming temperament and quick insight, Dean is in a wonderful position to develop a very successful mediation practice particularly in cases involving in secured transactions and banking litigation. I endorse him without reservation.