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Chandler Dean



Chandler Dean is an associate in the Fort Worth office at Naman Howell. His practice focuses on civil litigation, primarily insurance defense, personal injury, premises liability, and products liability.

Chandler is a proud graduate of Baylor University School of Law, where he was a member of the Baylor Law Review and the Baylor Barrister Society as well as several student organizations. While in law school, Chandler completed multiple internships and externships with The Honorable Jeffrey L. Cureton, The Honorable Jeffrey C. Manske, and The Honorable Alan D Albright. He also represented Baylor Law at multiple moot court and mock trial competitions.

Prior to joining Naman Howell, Chandler worked as the Practice Court Associate and LL.M. Associate at Baylor University School of Law. During this time, Chandler had the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most respected trial lawyers, judges, and thought leaders across a variety of practices. In addition to other duties, he assisted with Baylor's Academy of the Advocate in St. Andrews, coached several advocacy teams, and helped recruit for, run, and analyze the results of several jury testing focus groups. While working as the LL.M. Associate, Chandler earned his LL.M. in Litigation Management. His studies and research focused on how to better develop effective and efficient legal solutions in order to achieve the right result for his clients with a particular emphasis on early case assessment, complex litigation, and MDLs.


Baylor Law Review Association Award, 2021

Clark Hill Strasburger Mock Trial Award, 2021

Baylor Law Pro Bono and Public Service Program Bronze Level Award


Civic & Professional

State Bar of Texas, Member

Texas Bar College, Member

Tarrant County Bar Association

Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association

Baylor University School of Law, Adjunct Lecturer - Advocacy Team Coach

American Bar Association - 2023-2024 Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services, Young Lawyers Division Liaison

American Bar Association - 2023-2024 Special Committee on Rule of Law Initiative, Young Lawyers Division Liaison

University of Utah Honors College Alumni Advisory Board, Member

Beyond the Law

Chandler enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, and their dog, Suvi. When he is not working, he enjoys trying new recipes, reading, playing ultra-competitive board games and card games, traveling, and playing any and every sport.


  • State of Utah, 2024
  • State of Texas, 2021


Baylor University School of Law, Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management, 2024

Baylor University School of Law, J.D., 2021

cum laude

Baylor Law Review

Barrister Society

University of Utah, H.B.S., Business Management, Minors in Philosophy and Leadership Studies, 2018

cum laude

Thesis: Virtual Reality and Its Effects on Empathy and Leadership Theory

Beehive Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society

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