In 1980, eight attorneys established the commercial law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. in Orlando. The founders were Stephen T. Dean, Robert W. Mead, Jr., Charles H. Egerton, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Albert D. Capouano, Stephen J. Bozarth, Lauren Y. Detzel and Lynn J. Hinson. The majority of the founding partners including Mr. Mead, Mr. Egerton, Mr. Bloodworth, Mr. Bozarth and Ms. Detzel remain active leaders in the firm today.
In 1987, Dean Mead attorney Michael D. Minton returned to his hometown of Fort Pierce to open an office in what is known as Florida's Treasure Coast region. The office has expanded to represent a diverse client base from Palm Beach County to Indian River County and conducts business under the name Dean, Mead, Minton & Zwemer.
In 1989, Dean Mead opened its initial office in Brevard County, as R. Mason Blake and other firm attorneys began intensive work on the new town of Viera. This was followed by the establishment of Dean Mead's Merritt Island office in 1992. In 2003, those offices were combined into one location in Viera, where the firm conducts business under the name Dean Mead.
Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office opened on December 1, 2013 led by managing shareholder, Pete Dunbar. Today the Tallahassee office is home to 10 attorneys and three government relations professionals, and from among the group, nine of the professionals combine to form the Lobbying Team. The Tallahassee-based Government Relations and Lobbying Team advises businesses and public sector clients on a wide range of services including: Administrative Law, Agri-business Regulation and Permitting, Commercial Litigation, Education, Government Regulations and Legislative Advocacy, Healthcare, Land Use and Environmental Law, Professional Licensure Defense, Real Property and Condominium Law, Utility Law and Regulation, State and Federal Taxation, and Water Resources, Permitting and Regulation.
In 2021, Dean Mead opened its Vero Beach office conducting business as Dean, Mead, Minton & Moore. The newest location further extends the firm’s footprint on the Treasure Coast and maintains life-long Vero Beach roots with more than 25 years of estate planning experience in the area. The attorneys maintain unique backgrounds, advising on business and tax matters, and providing assistance in all aspects of the development and implementation of clients’ estate plans. Attorneys in Dean Mead’s Vero Beach office include: John Moore, III, Brad Gould, Dana Apfelbaum and Michael Roy.
Dean Mead has provided legal representation to clients throughout Florida for more than 40 years. Since its inception, the firm has grown to 56 lawyers and three government relations professionals with six offices statewide.