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Rodney A. Dean

Of Counsel
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704-372-2700
Charlotte, North Carolina

 Rodney Dean now of Counsel to the Firm, practiced law since 1973 with concentration in the areas of products liability, professional malpractice, aviation, construction, asbestos, and first party defense work. He formed his own law firm in 1988, joined by Michael Gibson within a year. These two formed the firm of Dean & Gibson, LLP in 1991.

He is personally rated "AV" by Martindale Hubbell, and has handled numerous trial and appellate matters at the State and Federal level.

He has authored numerous presentations on products liability and related issues and has assisted clients with product review and product liability evaluation for products, manuals, and warnings. He has counseled manufacturers on product design and safety, incident management, and spoliation of evidence. Rodney Dean is now of Counsel to the firm and is semi-retired and no longer accepting primary responsibility for new cases.

Former Areas of Practice

  • Insurance Defense
  • General Civil Litigation
  • Aviation Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Asbestos
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1973

Education

  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
    • B.A. - 1970
    • Major: Business Administration

Published Works

  • The North Carolina Claims Manager's Guide, 2013 Edition, First issued, 2013
  • What Every Claims Handler Needs to Know About North Carolina Law
  • Defense and Subrogation of Products Liability Claims in North Carolina - A Practical Guide For the Insurance Industry
  • The Products Liability Claims Handbook for North Carolina, 1996
  • How to Avoid Lawsuits in Material Analysis, Journal of Advanced Materials and Processes, September, 2000
  • Preparation of an Engineering Report in the Products Liability Case, Journal of Products Liability, Vol 3, No. 1 and 2, 1979
  • Guide to Law For Doctors (Contributing Author), A.M.A., 1999
  • Legal Issues in Failure Analysis, Journal of Failure Analysis & Prevention, April, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina State Bar, Member
  • North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys, Charter Member

 

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