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Attorney Christopher Graham Dean joins McDonald Hopkins

CLEVELAND, Ohio (August 28, 2014) – Christopher Graham Dean has joined the Cleveland office of McDonald Hopkins as an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department.

Dean joins McDonald Hopkins after more than five years at a Chicago-based firm where he provided representation to clients in a variety of litigation matters. He has experience in commercial litigation, including contract, fiduciary duty, professional negligence, mechanics’ lien claims, and intellectual property litigation. Dean has substantial experience in all aspects of trial and appellate preparation, as well as managing complex discovery processes.

Previously, Dean practiced two years at an international firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., where he focused on substantive antitrust, competition, consumer protection, and white collar crime issues. He also served as an extern in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in the Chambers of the Honorable Rosemary M. Collyer during Summer 2005.

Dean has published several articles in law and business journals, including Smart Business Chicago and Business Law Today. He received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School, where he graduated with high honors as a George Washington Scholar and served as Managing Editor of The George Washington Law Review. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Computer Science from Denison University.

Christopher Dean can be reached at 216.430.2045 or

The Litigation Department at McDonald Hopkins focuses on the successful and efficient handling of client-critical issues when the need for litigation assistance occurs. The firm has a deep bench of trial attorneys with an exceptional array of trial, arbitration and mediation experience involving high stakes litigation with a track record of achieving effective results.

About McDonald Hopkins
Founded in 1930, McDonald Hopkins’ mission is to provide insightful legal solutions and business counseling that help our clients strategically plan for an increasingly competitive future. McDonald Hopkins is a business advisory and advocacy law firm with locations in Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Miami, and West Palm Beach. Our subsidiary, McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies LLC, is based in Washington, D.C. and led by former Congressman Steven LaTourette. McDonald Hopkins Government Strategies is not a law firm and does not provide legal services. For more information about McDonald Hopkins, visit