James Christopher Dean

James Christopher Dean

Founding Attorney of the Dean Law Firm

Chris was born and raised in Midland, and he takes great pride in his roots in West Texas. He played football for Midland High School, and graduated in the top 5% of his class. His father, Thurston E. Dean, M.D., practiced orthopedics in Midland for nearly four decades, and was the term doctor for Midland Lee and Midland High, the real doctor in the book and film Friday Night Lights. Chris’ brother, John C. Dean M.D. also lives in Midland, practicing sports medicine and orthopedics and serving as the team doctor for the Midland Lee Rebels. On opening his office in Midland, Chris said “I am blessed that my practice of law extends to all regions of United States. I am most proud that I can start an office in my hometown to serve West Texans, just as my family has done since 1960. I look forward to living up to my family name.”

Chris has always been focused on supporting his clients after serious personal injuries and helping them through tough times, first and foremost. Whether he needs to take their case to a jury court or to the conference room for settlement agreements, Chris goes above and beyond to make sure his clients are cared for. He treats his clients as if they were close friends for years, taking the time necessary to really get to know them, and to allow them to get to know him. Familiarity is key to fostering strong client-attorney relationships and to many of Chris' case successes.

The list of people Chris has helped continues to grow with every case he takes. In the past, he has helped a woman cope after her husband passed away in a terrible industrial accident, a family catastrophically injuried by a negligent commercial trucker, and a young daughter hurt due to medical malpractice. Chris has stepped in when insurance companies sought to save a dollar instead of providing for their customers, and when honest workers needed representation after severe burns and disfigurements that occurred on the jobsite.

Chris was raised with the idea that we should always help those who need help the most. His dad and four older brothers are all surgeons, and his sister is an acclaimed physical therapist. It's a tradition in his family and it's in his blood. Through times thick and thin, Chris is there for his family and his family is there for him. That strong relationship is what he hopes to achieve with his clients. Get to know Chris by calling the Dean Law Firm today and scheduling your free initial consultation.


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas - J.D., 1995
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas - B.A. 1991

Bar Admissions

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

Call Chris at (432) 214-8125 to learn more.

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