James J. Dean

James J. Dean

James J. Dean

Direct Phone: (850) 201-5221
Email Address: jdean@lawfla.com


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  • Education

    • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 1989
    • University of South Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985

    Practice Areas

    • Labor and Employment
    • Constitutional Law
    • Civil Rights
    • Education Law
    • Americans With Disabilities Act
    • Libel and Slander
    • Insurance Coverage Disputes
    • Civil Litigation and Appeals
    • Arbitration and Mediation

  • Admitted

    • The Florida Bar
    • U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
    • United States Supreme Court

    Public Service

    • Former Law Clerk, Honorable William Terrell Hodges, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (1989 – 1991)

  • Professional Associations

    • The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
    • Federal Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • Tallahassee Bar Association
    • Delegate to U.S. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (2002 and 2004)
    • Christian Legal Society

    Community Activities

    • Legal Aid Foundation, Inc., Member of Board of Directors (1997 – 2004), President (2000), Secretary (1998, 1999)
    • Calvary Chapel of Tallahassee, Deacon / Elder (1995 – 1999), Member of Board of Directors (2002 – 2008)


    • Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent ™

    Publications and Lectures

    • Legal Issues for School Principals in 2006 (Employee Personnel Matters, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX and Florida Educational Equity Act), Panhandle Area Educational Consortium Principal’s Training Seminar (March 2006)
    • Handling Allegations of Teacher-on-Student and Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium Summer Leadership Conference (June 2000)
    • Discipline of Students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Lorman Educational Services (May 2000)
    • The Employment Process from Beginning to End, Legal Administrator’s Association of Tallahassee (July 1999)
    • Managing Religious Practices in the Workplace, Human Resources Association of Tallahassee (March 1998)