J.D. Dean was born and raised in Ocilla, Georgia. He attended Valdosta State University and graduated in 2000 with a degree in History. While at Valdosta State, J.D. was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta and Order of Omega honor societies. He also served as Number I and Province Undergraduate Chairman for the Delta Rho chapter of Kappa Alpha Order. In 2003, J.D. received his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. During his time at John Marshall, J.D. worked at Alston & Bird LLP. J.D. worked for 8 years at an insurance defense firm in Valdosta, Georgia before joining HBS. J.D. and his wife Kerri have two boys, John Laurent and Jacks. In his spare time he enjoys coaching his sons' various sports teams and serving as an attorney coach for the Lowndes County High School Mock Trial Team.
JD also represents a number of medical professionals in malpractice litigation from claim through trial and appeal. He acts as counsel to multiple hospitals, nursing homes, home healthcare facilities and has handled varying types of cases including wrongful death. He has represented many health-care clients in malpractice litigation, including hospitals, doctors, nurses, physician assistants, long-term care facilities, and physical and occupational therapists.
Valdosta State University, B.A., 2000
John Marshall Law School, J.D., 2003
Middle District of Georgia
Eleventh Circuit of Appeals
All State and Superior Courts of Georgia
Valdosta State University Alumni Board of Directors 2013-present
Leadership Lowndes 2013-present
First Baptist Church Valdosta 2000-present
AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell