Dean graduated from York University in 2016 and received a Specialized Honours Degree in Philosophy. During his time at York, Dean was the recipient of several academic awards and scholarships. Most notably, Dean graduated with the highest cumulative average in his program and wrote a senior thesis on psychiatry, addiction, and ethics.
He then attended the Dual JD program at the University of Windsor and University of Detroit Mercy, obtaining a law degree from both schools in 2019. During law school, Dean was a member of the Windsor Law Hockey Team, Pro Bono Students Canada, and Veterans Clinic in Detroit.
Prior to joining the firm, Dean articled at a boutique civil litigation firm in Toronto and summered at a mid-market private equity firm where he worked on a diverse range of litigation, corporate, employment, and real estate matters.
Outside of the office, Dean enjoys riding motorcycles, golfing, and trying new restaurants in Toronto.