Lauren A. Dean

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment Litigation Attorney in Woodland Hills, CA

Magnanimo & Dean, LLP
21031 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 803
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
Phone: 818-305-3450
Fax: 818-305-3451
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (80%), Employment & Labor: Employee (10%), General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Lauren A. Dean is a founding partner of the Magnanimo & Dean, LLP, law firm in Woodland Hills, California. A top-rated trial attorney with more than 25 years of legal experience, Ms. Dean focuses her practice on employment and labor law. She represents the rights and interests of clients throughout the area who have experienced discrimination, harassment or some other serious violation of their rights as workers on the job.

Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Dean has successfully tried numerous employment law cases, securing favorable outcomes on behalf of her plaintiff clients. She has extensive experience handling wage and hour class actions as well as issues involving whistleblower protection, employer retaliation and wrongful termination, FMLA issues, California Family Rights Act claims, Pregnancy Disability Leave Act claims, and much more.

At all turns, she has proven herself an invaluable legal ally for aggrieved employees, and she has received numerous testimonials and referrals from her satisfied clients. Recognized by her peers as well, she has earned a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating along with consistent recognition as one of the leading employment law attorneys in her region.

A 1990 cum laude graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles, Ms. Dean obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 1994. The State Bar of California admitted her to practice that same year, and she is also admitted to practice before the all U.S. District Courts in California as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Active in her legal community, Ms. Dean is a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the California Employment Lawyers Association and the Labor and Employment Law Section of The State Bar of California.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10%Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022

About Lauren A. Dean

Admitted: 1994, California

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Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles, California, B.A., cum laude, Major: Political Science, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Labor and Employment Law Section, State Bar of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1995
  • California, 1994
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section California Employment Lawyers Association


  • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
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Office Location for Lauren A. Dean

21031 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 803
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Phone: 818-305-3450

Fax: 818-305-3451

Last Updated: 6/25/2021

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