Attorney Shane Dean


Shane Dean has recovered millions of dollars representing victims in personal injury and wrongful death claims resulting from the negligence of others.

Mr. Dean has been selected to the Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for three years in a row.  Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in Florida are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.  Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.

Mr. Dean is also a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum, a forum whose membership is limited to attorneys who have obtained verdicts or settlements in excess of two million dollars.  Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.

The American Academy of Trial Attorneys (AATA), a professional organization comprised of Premier Trial attorneys located throughout the nation, has recognized Mr. Dean as one of the "Premier 100" trial attorneys in the State of Florida.  Membership is extended exclusively to those trial attorneys who have met stringent qualifications and who have shown exemplary representation of their clients as a premier trial attorney.  
 
Mr. Dean obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama in 1998, and his law degree, Cum Laude, in 2001 from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He graduated law school with honors as a Harold R. Woodard Scholarship recipient and a member of the Moot Court Team.

Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Dean joined the law firm of Bozeman, Jenkins & Matthews, P.A., where he was a partner of the law firm from 2006 through 2011. He spent the first ten years of his law practice mostly representing insurance companies and large corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores and Sam's Club Stores throughout North Florida.  He has also in the past represented governmental entities, including the State of Florida and Okaloosa County, Florida. He no longer represents insurance companies or large corporations and now only represents victims of personal injury or wrongful death.

Mr. Dean is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Alabama Bar Association, the Escambia/Santa Rosa County Bar Association, the Florida Justice Association, the American Bar Association, and the American Association of Justice.  He handles cases in both state and federal court, and is admitted to practice law in all Florida and Alabama state courts, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois, and the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Education:

Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, Indiana (J.D. 2001)  
Honors:  Graduated Cum Laude (with Honors); Harold R.  Woodard Scholarship                                                                                

University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama (B.A. 1998)                                                     
Honors: Dean's List; President's List

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Florida Bar
  • Alabama Bar
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

Professional Organizations:

  • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys Premier 100 trial attorney in the State of Florida
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • American Inns of Court
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Florida Justice Association