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Portland Criminal Defense Attorney

Adam L. Dean

I am licensed in both Oregon and Washington and am experienced at representing clients in all types of criminal prosecutions, divorce, administrative hearings, and appeals. Prior to becoming an attorney, I worked as a master level social worker in numerous public and private social service settings. This experience provides me with a unique perspective which is often utilized in both the family and criminal law setting.


I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in 1990. I received a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) from Washington University in 1992 and my J.D from Marquette University in 1995. I also was a visiting student at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. In addition to being admitted to the state bars of Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin, I am admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon, and the Western District of Washington, and Eastern District of Wisconsin. I am a member of the Multnomah County Bar Association and the Clark County Bar Assocation.

Outside of work, I enjoy swimming, camping, hiking, and fishing.

Adam L. Dean provides trusted criminal defense clients in the Portland metro area. Contact us today to arrange a consultation.