Dean | Rosen LLP
California Family Law and Estate Planning Law Firm

Michelle Dean

Michelle Dean

Torrance, California

Michelle Dean is an experienced divorce attorney who handles all aspects of family law matters, including dissolution of marriage, separation, nullity, custody and visitation disputes, support, paternity, division and valuation of property, and contesting and defending the validity of premarital agreements.

For approximately 10 years, Michelle was an associate attorney with McGaughey & Spirito. As a former Merced County District Attorney, Michelle had extensive courtroom experience, which she perfected representing divorcing parties in numerous hearings and trials in Los Angeles and Orange county courts. In 2016, Michelle became a founding partner of Dean | Rosen LLP to assist clients as a mediator, collaborative attorney, and litigator.

Admitted to practice law in 1997, Michelle is a graduate of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law and Cal State Poly - Pomona.

Year Joined Firm

  • 2016

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Dissolution of Marriage
  • Separation
  • Nullity
  • Custody and Visitation Disputes
  • Support
  • Paternity
  • Division and Valuation of Property
  • Contesting and Defending the Validity of Premarital Agreements


  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, California
  • California State University Polytechnic – Pomona

Past Employment Positions

  • McGaughey & Spirito, Associate Attorney
  • Former Merced County District Attorney
  • Former Stanislaus County District Attorney

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