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Justin M. Dean

Shareholder Kansas City

Justin Dean is a Shareholder in the firm’s Kansas City office, with extensive experience advising all levels of management on a wide range of personnel matters and compliance with employment laws such as Title VII, the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA and USERRA.  Justin also has conducted and/or directed investigation of numerous employment-related complaints and provided training to management on employment laws, harassment prevention, performance counseling, documentation and related issues.

In addition to his extensive employment counseling work, Justin has experience defending a variety of employment-related claims before state and federal courts and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Prior to joining the firm, Justin served as Assistant General Counsel for a large financial institution where his work was focused primarily on employment-related matters.  He also previously practiced as a member of the Business Litigation and Employment Litigation and Policy groups at an international, full-practice law firm and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nanette K. Laughrey, U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Missouri.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Lawyers Association of Kansas City
  • Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions Leadership Program (Class of 2011)
  • United Way Young Leaders Society

Published Works



Media Quotes

October 03, 2014 - - "Failure to Submit Medical Release Valid Reason for Termination"
2005 - William C. Martucci ed., Thomson West - "William C. Martucci, et al., Employment Law and Practice"
Winter 1999 - 64 Mo. L. Rev. 187 - "Note, Missouri’s Law on Admissibility of Other Crimes Evidence: Increasing Inclusivity?"