Dana Dean

CCBE Immediate Past President

Dana Dean is currently a board member at the Solano County Office of Education. Ms. Dean joined the Solano BOE in 2013, after having served for five years on the Benicia Unified School District governing board. Ms. Dean is the CCBE Immediate Past President for 2020. She has previously served on the CCBE Legislative Committee and the CCBE Nomination Committee. In addition, Ms. Dean just completed nine years of service on the First 5 Solano Children and Families Commission, including terms as vice chair and chair.

Ms. Dean has practiced law in Northern California for 17 years and is the managing principal of the Law Offices of Dana Dean, a four-attorney boutique firm focused on Land Use and Real Estate in Contra Costa, Solano and Napa counties.

Ms. Dean received her J.D. at John F. Kennedy University, graduating magna cum laude. She has received extensive training in mediation, including in mediating local government and land use disputes, from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University. She completed her CSBA Masters in Governance training in the Spring of 2017.

Ms. Dean is a 6th generation Californian and has lived in Benicia since 1997.