Constantinos (Dean) is a trial attorney at Banafshe Law Firm. Prior to joining Banafshe Law Firm, Dean worked at a reputable business and civil litigation firm specializing in the representation of many large companies. Dean has been fortunate enough to have handled a wide-ranging practice which included personal injury, transactional work, and estates and probate. He has experience in law and motion drafting, as well as representing clients in court.
In addition to obtaining a law degree from UCLA School of Law, Dean also obtained his Master of Laws (LL.M.) at UCLA. He was the recipient of the Dean’s Tuition Fellowship during his Master’s. Dean completed his law school education at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England. Although the UK educational system does not have a class ranking system, it was expressed by his professors that he was one of the best performing students for many years. This was also reflected as he was chosen to be a primary student ambassador and legal adviser for the re-launching of the Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic where he proudly and faithfully represented underprivileged members of the community with their legal matters.
During his time at the Staffordshire University School of Law, Dean was nominated for the ‘Kathleen Prize’ which is awarded for the most exceptional first-semester coursework (university wide). He also conducted a Comparative Legal Research Dissertation on Food Law, was an active member of the Debating and Mooting Clubs and was specifically chosen as a first-year law student to represent Staffordshire University and England at the International Criminal Court Moot Competition at the Hague, Netherlands. Dean has given presentations about the Staffordshire University Legal Advice Clinic to the Vice-Chancellor, academics, lawyers, and other prominent members of the Stoke-on-Trent community.
When he isn’t zealously working hard representing his clients, Dean enjoys being outdoors. He loves hiking, surfing, golf, travel, music, Cuban cigars, and enjoying a fine scotch with his family and friends.
- State Bar of California
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles