Success Stories

Since 2015, Dean has negotiated settlements collectively worth over $850,000.

2017

  • Resolution of a whistle-blower retaliation and wage and hour case with a six-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a whistle-blower retaliation case with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a discrimination dispute with a a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a sexual harassment dispute with a a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a discrimination case with a a six-figure settlement for an employee of a public employer.

2016

  • Resolution of a sexual harassment dispute with a a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of an unpaid wages case with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a wage and hour (minimum wage, indemnification of expenses, meal and rest breaks, pay statements, payroll records) and wrongful termination case with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a whistle-blower retaliation dispute with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of an overtime wages and meal/rest break dispute with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a whistle-blower retaliation dispute with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a race/national origin discrimination and retaliation dispute with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Resolution of a race discrimination dispute with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a public employer.

2015

  • Resolution of an unpaid wages and sick leave dispute with a four-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.
  • Order in favor of client in state court bench (judge) trial in a gender discrimination and retaliation case, Hopkins v. Regents of the University of California. The court ruled in favor of the employee regarding the employer's statute of limitations defense. Employer's challenge to the ruling in a court of appeal denied.
  • Resolution of a gender harassment and failure to engage in interactive process case with a six-figure settlement plus non-monetary relief for an employee of a public employer.

2014

  • Negotiation of a five-figure severance plus additional benefits for an employee of a public employer.
  • Resolution of a gender and national origin discrimination and retaliation case with a five-figure settlement plus non-monetary relief for an employee of a private employer.
  • Decision in favor of three clients in state court of appeal in a whistle-blower/retaliation case, Thein, et al. v. State Personnel Board. The appeal court affirmed the trial court's overturning of a State Personnel Board decision to dismiss the whistle-blower claims.

2013

  • Resolution of a disability discrimination dispute with a five-figure settlement plus non-monetary relief for an employee of a public employer.
  • Decision in favor of four clients in federal court of appeals in a civil rights case, Johnson, et al. v. BART, et al. The appeals court affirmed the majority of the trial court's rulings denying a dismissal of the case.
  • Decision in favor of three clients in federal court of appeals in a whistle-blower/retaliation case: Thein, et al. v. Feather River Community College. The appeals court overturned the trial court's dismissal of retaliation claims.
  • Dismissal of medical malpractice case against client without any settlement payment.

2012

  • Decision in favor of three clients in a whistle-blower/retaliation case: Thein, et al. v. State Personnel Board. The trial court overturned the State Personnel Board decision to dismiss the whistle-blower claims.

2011

  • Decision in favor of a client in a race and national origin discrimination case, Gaur v. City of Hope, et al. The state court of appeal reversed a trial court decision to dismiss the discrimination claim.

2010

  • Resolution of an auto accident case with a five-figure settlement.

2009

  • Decision in favor of two clients in fraud (avoiding paying judgement) case, Bradford, et al. v. Winter, et al. The state court of appeal affirmed a judgement for over $1.17 million in 2010.
  • Resolution of a jury service retaliation case with a six-figure settlement for an employee of private employer.
  • Resolution of a discrimination, breach of contract, and failure to pay wages case with a five-figure settlement for an employee of a private employer.

2008

  • Negotiation of a five-figure settlement for an individual injured in an auto accident.
  • Judgement in favor of two clients in fraud (avoiding paying judgement) case for over $1.26 million, Bradford, et al. v. Winter, et al.

The results portrayed in these success stories were dependent on the facts of those cases, and the results will differ if based on different facts.

The results obtained between 2005 and 2014 occurred when Dean practiced as an associate at the law firm Siegel & Yee.