A senior trial attorney with specializations in 9/11 illnesses, firefighter injuries, construction accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, nursing home abuse, mass torts and maritime accidents, among several other areas of practice, David Dean, Esq., has been a partner and owner of Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C. since 1997.
Among his other notable achievements, he was the chief trial counsel in the Agent Orange Class Action, where he represented more than two million Vietnam Veterans in claims against chemical companies. In addition, he is renowned for his diligence in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, winning the verdict against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for its failure to adequately prevent the terrorist attack.
A lecturer at various law schools, bar associations and federal courts, Mr. Dean has contributed several articles to professional journals throughout his career. As such, to prepare for his illustrious career, he sought out a formal education, earning a bachelor’s degree in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in 1958 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence at Georgetown University Law Center in 1961. He has since been admitted to practice by the New York State Bar.
Attributing his success to his passion and commitment to the law, Mr. Dean was interested in his profession from a young age, always knowing that he wanted to become a lawyer as an adult. Looking toward the future, he hopes to continue practicing law before a jury and producing positive outcomes for his clients.
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