Attorney Profile:

James Joseph Dean

James Joseph Dean: Attorney with Messer Caparello, P.A.


Omicron Delta Kappa. Order of the Coif. Articles and Notes Editor, Florida State University Law Review, 1988-1989. Law Clerk to the Honorable William Terrell Hodges, Judge, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 1989-1991.

Public Service
- Former Law Clerk, Honorable William Terrell Hodges, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (1989 — 1991)

- Martindale-Hubbell Rating: AV® Preeminent ™

Community Activities
- Legal Aid Foundation, Inc., Member of Board of Directors (1997 — 2004), President (2000), Secretary (1998, 1999)
- Calvary Chapel of Tallahassee, Deacon / Elder (1995 — 1999), Member of Board of Directors (2002 — 2008)

Publications and Lectures
- Legal Issues for School Principals in 2006 (Employee Personnel Matters, Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX and Florida Educational Equity Act), Panhandle Area Educational Consortium Principal’s Training Seminar (March 2006)
- Handling Allegations of Teacher-on-Student and Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment, Panhandle Area Educational Consortium Summer Leadership Conference (June 2000)
- Discipline of Students under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Lorman Educational Services (May 2000)
- The Employment Process from Beginning to End, Legal Administrator’s Association of Tallahassee (July 1999)
- Managing Religious Practices in the Workplace, Human Resources Association of Tallahassee (March 1998)

Areas of Practice (8)

  • Labor and Employment
  • Disabilities
  • Education Law
  • Libel, Slander and Defamation
  • Litigation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850.222.0720 204  Phone
850.224.4359  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 15579, Tallahassee, FL 32317-557
University Attended:
University of South Florida, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985
Law School Attended:
Florida State University, J.D., summa cum laude, 1989
1989, Florida, U.S. District Court, Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court
- The Florida Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section
- Federal Bar Association
- American Bar Association
- Tallahassee Bar Association
- Delegate to U.S. Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference (2002 and 2004)
- Christian Legal Society
Birth Information:
Boston, Massachusetts, March 3, 1963

Peer Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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