Dean A. Reeves

Special Counsel

Ph: (818) 243-5200

Fx: (818) 243-5266


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Dean A. Reeves

Dean A. Reeves is a Special Counsel at Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP with over 25 years’ experience in civil and business litigation. Dean has represented individuals and businesses in state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitration proceedings, and before various administrative agencies. Dean’s areas of practice have included lender liability, construction defect litigation, enforcement of mechanic’s liens, real property disputes, and intellectual property, involving claims for copyright and trademark infringement as well as misappropriation of trade secrets.

Prior to joining Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP Dean practiced at AFRCT, LLP in Pasadena, and before that at Hill, Farrer & Burrill, LLP and Baker & Associates in Los Angeles. While at Baker & Associates, Dean was the lead appellate attorney representing a general contractor in a dispute over the construction of a custom single-family residence. The appeal resulted in a published decision from the California Court of Appeal regarding the enforcement of an oral home improvement contract, and the interpretation of the statutory language that provides for the recovery of attorney fees.

Dean received his Juris Doctor degree in 1990 from the University of Southern California Law Center and graduated cum laude from California State University Northridge in 1987, with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. While at USC, Dean served as a member of the Computer Law and Major Tax Planning Journals. He also served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Judge David V. Kenyon at the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Dean was admitted to the California bar in 1990 and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court (all California districts) and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Dean served on the Board of Managers for the Santa Clarita Valley YMCA which included stints as the Chairman of the Fundraising Committee and Youth & Family Committee. He also started his own small business in the construction industry and spent five years as a professional custom cabinetmaker, and continues to pursue woodworking as a hobby.

Practice Areas

  • Civil Litigation
  • Law & Motion and Appellate Practice
  • Product and Premises Liability
  • Construction Defect Litigation
  • Lender Liability
  • Enforcement of Mechanic’s Liens
  • Real Property Disputes
  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright and Trademark Infringement
  • Misappropriation of Trade Secrets


  • J.D., University of Southern California Law Center
  • B.A., cum laude, California State University, Northridge

Bar Admission

  • State Bar of California


  • The State of California, All Courts
  • United States District Court (all California Districts)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit