Dean Law Group, P.C.

Dean Law Group, P.C.

Dean Law Group, P.C., provides effective, professional, and assertive legal representation in all of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Firm Overview

Criminal Defense
Having the right defense team on your side is critical. A criminal accusation can be an overwhelming event in one's life. It is crucial that one asserts all applicable rights and that one be treated fairly and with dignity throughout the process. We vigorously advocate on your behalf. We have almost 20 years of experience representing clients who have been accused crimes, from serious felony offenses such as rape, sexual abuse, and murder to misdemeanor charges such as driving under the influence and domestic violence. We represent clients in both Oregon and Washington State and federal courts.

Family Law
The dissolution of a relationship can be a confusing and emotional time. It is important that your legal rights are protected. Dean Law Group P.C., guides you through your dissolution or other family law issue with compassion and aggressive advocacy. There are occasions when the time is of the essence. We are prepared to represent you immediately. We are competent to represent you through your divorce in Oregon or Washington. Each state has intricacies and procedural differences. It is very important that you pick an attorney who is knowledgeable of local rules and standards. Dean Law Group P.C., provides expert counsel in all aspects of family law including divorce, child custody, visitation and child and spousal support issues, restraining and stalking orders and pre-nuptial agreements. Dean Law Group P.C., also handles all post-judgment matters such as modification of spousal support, child support, and child custody orders. Dean Law Group will fight to protect you so that you and your family so that you can move on with your life. We strive to make this process as cost-effective and quick as possible. We will be your advocates throughout the entire process.

Main Office

Main Office
111 SW Columbia St., Ste. 1010
Portland OR 97201






Office Information

Criminal Defense

The criminal defense team of Dean Law Group, P.C. take pride in providing the best criminal defense representation in the greater Portland area and Southwest Washington.

Oregon and Washington Criminal Defense
The criminal defense team of Dean Law Group, P.C. takes pride in providing the best criminal defense representation in the greater Portland area and Southwest Washington. We have over 16 years of legal experience providing effective, aggressive and affordable criminal defense for defendants charged with or suspected of committing crimes throughout Oregon including but not limited to Portland/Multnomah County, Washington County, Clackamas County, and Southwest Washington, including Clark and Cowlitz counties. Our Oregon and Washington State criminal defense team understand that being charged with a crime is one of the most difficult things one can undergo in one's life. Our Oregon and Washington criminal defense professionals are experienced in all levels of criminal defense and handle all types of criminal defense cases in Oregon and Washington State and federal courts, ranging from the least serious misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. No matter the size or seriousness of your Oregon or Washington criminal defense matter, the lawyers at Dean Law Group, P.C. understand its importance to you. As such, our criminal defense team will handle your Oregon or Washington criminal case with the utmost care, attention to detail and strictest confidentiality. We will work with you hand in hand to provide the best result for your particular criminal defense matter. If you or a loved one is facing criminal charges in Oregon or Washington State, call our office located in both downtown Portland and downtown Vancouver today for a free consultation with a criminal defense lawyer. It is always best to contact an attorney early in the process to secure important evidence, mitigate damage and protect one's legal rights. We are experienced in handling all types of Oregon and Washington state criminal defense cases, including:

Violent Crime/Ballot Measure 11 offenses (Oregon Mandatory Minimum Cases)
Measure 11 is a 1994 ballot initiative that sets minimum mandatory sentences for certain serious crimes. It was approved by the voters of Oregon, by a nearly two-thirds majority, in 1994 and went into effect on April 1, 1995. The law requires the court to impose a minimum sentence with no possibility for any reduction in sentence, such as for good behavior. The list of Ballot Measure 11 offenses currently includes the following:

Arson I: 7 years, 6 months
Assault I: 7 years, 6 months
Assault II: 5 years, 10 months
Attempted Aggravated Murder: 10 years
Attempted Murder: 7 years, 6 months
Kidnapping I: 7 years, 6 months or 25 years
Kidnapping II: 5 years, 10 months
Manslaughter I: 10 years
Manslaughter II: 6 years, 3 months
Murder: 25 years
Rape I: 8 years, 4 months or 25 years
Rape II: 6 years, 3 months
Robbery I: 7 years, 6 months
Robbery II: 5 years, 10 months
Sexual Abuse I: 6 years, 3 months
Unlawful Sexual Penetration I: 8 years, 4 months or 25 years
Unlawful Sexual Penetration II: 6 years, 3 months
Sodomy I: 8 years, 4 months or 25 years
Sodomy II: 6 years, 3 months
Using a Child in a Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct: 5 years, 10 months
Compelling Prostitution: 5 years, 10 months

Since these charges carry particularly long sentences and given the over zealousness of many district attorneys to force long and harsh prison sentences on such defendants, if you have been accused of a measure 11 crime, you will need a knowledgeable and dedicated defense lawyer. Maximizing the potential for a positive outcome for the criminal defense attorney often means outworking the prosecution. Dean Law Group P.C. has significant experience in successfully handling Measure 11 cases. Call our office for a free and confidential consultation about the charges you are facing.

Sex Offenses
Simply being accused of a sex offense has significant implications beyond potential possible incarceration and fines. Such accusations often cause others to jump to conclusions of "guilt" long before your case even reaches an actual courtroom. Having an experienced criminal defense team on your side cam limit the public exposure of your case as well as provide you with the necessary advocacy to successfully defend these serious accusations. Dean Law Group P.C has successfully defended clients facing a variety of sex crime charges including:
-Sexual Assault,
-Date rape
-Child Molestation or child sexual abuse
-Statutory rape and unlawful intercourse
-Indecent exposure
-Failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements
-Internet related sex offenses including possession of child pornography
-Child protective service investigations (DHS or CPS)

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-Assault Charges
-Drug Offenses
-Driving Offenses including DUII and DWS
-Theft, Fraud and other property offenses
-Parole & Probation Violations
and all other misdemeanor and felony charges at

Adam Dean

Dean Law Group, P.C.

Adam Dean received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire in 1990. He received a Master's in Social Work (MSW) from Washington University in 1992. He received his J.D from Marquette University in 1995. He also was a visiting student at the Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College. He is a member of the state bars of Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. He has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon and the Western District of Washington.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Adam worked as a master level social worker in numerous public and private social service settings. This experience provides him with a unique perspective which is often utilized in both the family and criminal law setting. He is experienced at representing clients in criminal prosecutions, custody matters, dissolutions of marriage, administrative hearings, and appeals.

Outside of work, Adam enjoys numerous activities including camping, hiking, fishing, and travel.

Marquette University, J.D., 1995
Washington University, M.S.W., 1992
University of Wisconsin, B.S.W., 1990

Oregon State Bar
Washington State Bar
Wisconsin State Bar
United States District Court, District of Oregon
United States District Court, Western District of Washington


Marquette University