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J. Christopher Dean

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Houston, TX

Dean Law Firm
1201 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007
Phone: 281-973-5617
Fax: 281-280-8901
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007
Licensed in Texas Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Insurance Coverage
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Attorney Profile

J. Christopher Dean is a Houston, Texas, based attorney with over 25 years of legal experience. Dean is the founder of Dean Law Firm.  The firm represents people and families who are victims of personal injury and wrongful death, who are victims of medical malpractice, and who are victims of dangerous products.  The firm also represents companies who are victims of fraud, breach of contract, trade secret violations, and insurance companies that do not pay.

Dean has obtained favorable jury verdicts in state and federal court in all of the areas of law he practices, not just in Texas but in many other states.  Some of the most recent large (and confidential) settlements secured by Dean Law Firm were for the widow of a victim of a negligent anesthesiologist, a victim of a dangerous oil well drilling operation, the victim of a grossly negligent 18 wheeler company, and a “bet the company” breach of contract fight for a successful family owned business.  Dean Law Firm also recently successfully defended his clients’ rights to sue a negligent power company in a published opinion from the Texas Supreme Court.

Over the years, Mr. Dean has received several honors for his accomplishments and involvement in significant cases. He is a life fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Prestigious magazines such as America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators, Best Lawyers, Elite Lawyers of America, Houstonia magazine and the Who’s Who of Executives & Professionals have recognized him in their pages.

Martindale-Hubbell awarded Mr. Dean an AV Preeminent* peer review rating. This is the organization’s highest available rating, presented to attorneys demonstrating high legal ability and ethical standards.

Dean also speaks at local and state bar association continuing legal education seminars.  He focuses his teaching on case development and trial tactics.  He most recently spoke about the use of media technology in taking sworn testimony.

Dean is also a Texas state record holder (Water Body and Official State Record, Texas Parks & Wildlife) for a queen snapper caught in the Gulf of Mexico.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 20%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business Litigation
  • 10%Insurance Coverage
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Dram Shop Laws, Construction Accident, Brain Injury, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Pharmaceutical, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Bad Faith Insurance


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2005, 2007

About J. Christopher Dean

First Admitted: 1995, Texas

Professional Webpage:


  • Super Lawyers, 2005 and 2007
  • Houston's Top Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • Worldwide Registry of Executives & Professionals
  • Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow
  • Martindale-Hubbell Rated AV Preeminent
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • Elite American Lawyers
  • America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Bar/Professional Activity

  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas


  • Chris Dean interviewed by KHOU Channel 11 Houston - regarding dangerous 18 wheelers - 01-02-2008, Truck Safety Interview, 2008
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Office Location for J. Christopher Dean

1201 Shepherd Dr
Houston, TX 77007

Phone: 281-973-5617

Fax: 281-280-8901

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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