Criminal Defense Lawyer Roanoke Virginia

Robert E. Dean

Rob Dean Law – Criminal Defense
401 Campbell Avenue, Suite 302
Roanoke, Virginia 24016

Email: rob@robdeanlaw.com
Phone: (540) 585-1776

Rob Dean is a medical malpractice lawyer in Roanoke, Virginia. He helps loved ones and their families recover from cases of medical negligence, medical errors, and medical indifference. As a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Dean has handled cases involving drug errors, surgical errors, nursing home negligence, and other cases involving medical legal matters.

Before forming the firm, Mr. Dean worked as an associate at a large, Southwest Virginia law firm as a member of the Plaintiff’s Section. He represented patients and families in cases if medical malpractice and wrongful death in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, obtaining recovery for patients and protecting their rights.

He previously served as Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia, where he prosecuted over 350 cases, ranging for serious traffic matters to felony crimes. In law school, he served as a prosecutor intern with the Rockbridge County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney and received a pro bono service award for his work.

A former basketball coach, Mr. Dean is an avid supporter of Michigan sports. He also writes a blog about using technology in legal practice.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Michigan, B.A.

Past Experience

  • Prosecutor, Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg
  • Prosecutor Intern, Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Rockbridge County/Lexington
  • Instructor, Central Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
  • Prosecutor Bootcamp, Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys
  • Trial College, National Association of District Attorneys
  • Summer Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • Intern, Federal Trade Commission – Bureau of Competition
  • Represented clients in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, including Roanoke City, Roanoke County, Salem City, Montgomery County, Bath County, Franklin County, Bedford County, Henry County, Tazewell County, Augusta County, Rockbridge County, Rockingham County, Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Charlottesville, Arlington, and Richmond
  • Prior to practicing law, worked as a research associate with the Center for Gene Therapy at the University of Michigan Medical School


  • Building a 21st Century Law Practice: Tips for the Digital Age, April 2015
  • Best Practices and Legal Ethics of Social Media Evidence, September 2014
  • Launching a Cloud-Based Document Management System, April 2014
  • Practice Tips for Going Paperless, April 2014
  • Legal Research Tips for the 21st-Century Attorney, March 2014
  • Virginia Ethics of Digital Marketing, January 2014
  • Law Office Management: How to Run a Paperless Office, October 2012
  • Apple iPad for Virginia Trial Lawyers: How to Prepare for Trial and Make Your Case, October 2012

Professional Associations

  • Board of Directors, Roanoke Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, The Ted Dalton American Inn of Court
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Young Lawyer’s Conference
  • Chair, Virginia State Bar, First Day in Practice Seminar (2012-Present)
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Special Committee on the Technology and Practice of Law (2012-Present)
  • Past Secretary, Board of Directors, West End Center for Youth (2012-2015)
  • Co-Chair, Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro Bono Hotline (2013-Present)
  • Member, Membership Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2013-Present)
  • Member, Young Trial Lawyer’s Leadership Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2013-Present)