Dean Arthur is one of the most respected and well-known lawyers in Bucks County. A former president of the Bucks County Bar Association, Dean is widely known among his colleagues and clients alike for his knowledge of the judicial system, his practical advice and his ability to assist clients in an outstanding and thorough manner.
During the past 30 years, Dean has tried over 300 cases, primarily involving insurance defense and criminal defense matters. As a result, he is practiced at looking at all of his clients’ options in a case and then arriving at the proper strategy to obtain the best result possible, in the most cost-effective way. Clients appreciate Dean’s “take charge” attitude of their case, which allows them to go on with their day-to-day business while the matter proceeds—knowing Dean will be constantly providing them with helpful status reports, if desired.
Throughout his career and even dating back to law school, Dean has been passionate in his work to deliver pro bono legal services to those unable to afford proper representation. He has been on the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania, since 2001 and served as its President from 2003-2005. The stated mission of Legal Aid is to “provide quality legal representation to low-income and vulnerable people in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County.” Dean has twice been recognized statewide for his tireless pro bono efforts, receiving the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award in both 2001 and 2011 and the Bucks County Bar Association’s Arthur B. Walsh Jr. Pro Bono Award (2001).
Dean’s ties to Pennsylvania run deep. Immediately upon graduating from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis in 1979, Dean returned to Pennsylvania to serve as a Deputy Attorney General in the Pa. Attorney General’s Office, primarily handling tax litigation. Thereafter, he spent 3 ½ years in the Bucks County Public Defender’s Office learning the criminal justice system inside and out before going into private practice. A graduate of Haverford College (B.A. 1974), Dean spent two years teaching history at George School before going to law school.
· Civil and commercial litigation
· Insurance Defense
· Criminal DefenseAdmissions:
· U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
· Bucks County Bar Association
o President (2005-2006)
o Pro Bono Committee
o Bench Bar Committee
o Past Presidents Committee
Washington University School of Law (J.D. 1979)
Haverford College (B.A. 1974)
Dean is an avid sailor on Galena Lake in Peace Valley Park.