New President of Association of Southern California Defense Counsel

Local Attorney Named to Largest Southern California Defense Organization

LOS ANGELES–LAWFUEL – Legal Announcements–Randall J. Dean, a partner at Los Angeles-based law firm Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger, is announced as the incoming president of the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel (ASCDC), the nation’s largest state civil defense organization. Dean’s one-year term officially became effective on Feb. 1, 2008.

“It is an honor to represent a group of professionals whom I hold in such high regard,” said Dean. “I am ready to start my term as president of the organization and am also gratified to see our great organization once again bring such actionable and topical subject matter to its members through its educational efforts.”

As the president of ASCDC, Dean will determine programming for the organization’s annual seminar with the group’s executive board, and has indicated that one of his highest priorities will be to find ways to make the association more relevant on a daily basis to its members. A professional malpractice specialist who also focuses on business litigation, Dean is a partner and practicing attorney at newly renamed Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger. He is a member of the Los Angeles Superior Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, Los Angeles County Bar Judicial Evaluation Committee, American Bar Association, Los Angeles County, Orange County and Santa Monica Bar Associations, and the Defense Research Institute. He has successfully tried, arbitrated and mediated numerous high-profile disputes. His areas of specialization include accountant malpractice matters, and real estate and business litigation.

“Randall has shown tremendous leadership and vision when it comes to the study and practice of the law,” said Phillip A. Baker, last year’s president of the ASCDC. “Ours is an active and focused organization and we believe he will provide us with the direction and drive needed to attain our collective goals.”

The ASCDC was established in 1960 and has since grown to become the nation’s preeminent regional defense organization.

About Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger

Founded in 1985 as Chapman, Glucksman & Dean, California-based Chapman, Glucksman, Dean, Roeb & Barger is a full-service law firm with offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Sacramento and the San Francisco/Bay Area. The firm’s 34 attorneys represent clients in matters involving business litigation, administration, regulatory and licensing litigation, appellate law, bodily/catastrophic injury, construction defects, environmental/toxic damages claims, real estate/land use, legal malpractice, accountant malpractice, products liability insurance coverage, bad faith defense, general negligence, wrong termination, sex/gender/age discrimination, sexual harassment, technology, constitutional issues and municipality litigation. The firm represents corporations, small businesses and individuals. For more information, please visit

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