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BRUCE C. DEAN

After graduating from Tulane Law School, Bruce Dean worked as a judicial law clerk for a Louisiana State District Court and then for the Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal in Baton Rouge. He then worked as a trial and appellate attorney for a New Orleans insurance defense firm for six years before joining the nationally-known law firm of Gauthier & Murphy, P.L.C., where he worked closely with noted trial attorney Wendell Gauthier.

Mr. Dean was a partner in Mr. Gauthier’s law firm, which was eventually renamed Gauthier, Downing, LaBarre, Dean & Sulzer, L.L.C., for seven years. In 2002, Mr. Dean formed his own law firm in Metairie, Louisiana, and
accepts referrals for brief-writing, legal research, writs and appeals in all Louisiana state and federal courts.

Mr. Dean's ISLN is 907965761.


Bar Admissions

  • Louisiana, 1984 to present.
  • New York, 1985 to present.
  • United States Supreme Court.

  • United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Louisiana,
    the Middle District of Louisiana, and the Western District of Louisiana.
Bar Association Memberships
  • American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) (1985 to present).

  • American Bar Association (1984 to present).

  • Louisiana Association for Justice (formerly the Louisiana Trial Lawyers Association) (1993 to present):

    - Chair, Amicus Curiae Committee (2007 to 2012).
    - Chair, Insurance Law Section (2017 to 2018)
    -
    Member, Amicus Curiae Committee (2004 to present).
    - Member, Legislative Committee (2004 to 2006).

  • Louisiana State Bar Association (1984 to present).

    - Delegate, 24th Judicial District, to the House of Delegates (2010 to 2011).

  • New York State Bar Association (1985 to present).

  • New Orleans Bar Association (1988 to 2007, 2014 to 2015).

         - Chair, Appellate Practice Committee (2014 to 2015).

Education
  • J.D., Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA, 1984. Winner, Tulane Moot Court Client Counseling Competition (1983 to 1984).
  • B.A. (English Literature), St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, 1980. Recipient, New York State Regents’ Scholarship (1976 to 1980).
Work Experience
  • Owner and Managing Attorney, Bruce C. Dean, L.L.C, Metairie, Louisiana, 2002 to present.
  • Partner, Gauthier, Downing, LaBarre, Dean & Sulzer, L.L.C. (formerly known as Gauthier, Downing, LaBarre, Beiser & Dean, P.L.C.), Metairie, Louisiana, 1997 to 2004.
  • Associate Attorney, Gauthier & Murphy, P.L.C., Metairie, Louisiana, 1993 to 1997.
  • Associate Attorney, Ward & Clesi, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1987 to 1993.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Louisiana First Circuit Court of Appeal,
    Hon. J. Louis Watkins, Jr., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1986 to 1987.
  • Judicial Law Clerk, 17th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Lafourche,
    Hon. Wollen J. Falgout, Thibodaux, Louisiana, 1985 to 1986.
  • Director, Tulane University Legal Assistance Program, Tulane University,
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 1983 to 1984.
  • Assistant Director, Tulane University Legal Assistance Program, Tulane University,
    New Orleans, Louisiana, 1982 to 1983.
  • Law Clerk, Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of New York, Buffalo, New York, 1982 to 1984.
Plaintiffs' Steering Committee Appointments
  • Davis v. American Home Products Corp. (In re Norplant Contraceptive Device Litigation), No. 94-11684 c/w 94-12699 c/w 95-3139, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana (2001 to present).
  • In re Gramercy Plant Explosion at Kaiser, No. 25,975, 23rd Judicial District Court for the Parish of St. James, Louisiana (2002 to 2005).
  • In re New Orleans Train Car Leakage Fire Litigation, No. 87-16374, Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, Louisiana (2002 to 2010).