Cllr. Frank Musah Dean, Jr.

Cllr. Frank Musah Dean, Jr. was confirmed as Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia, and ipso facto, Dean of the Supreme Court Bar of Liberia in July 2018. He leads nine thousand seven hundred ninety-one (9,791) employees across the fifteen (15) Counties of the Republic of Liberia.  Under his leadership, the Ministry of Justice is dedicated to decentralizing the rule of law, providing effective and efficient public safety, ensuring sustained peace through safety and security of the public and human rights for citizens and residents of the Republic of Liberia.

Prior to his appointment as Attorney General, Cllr. Dean was a civil and criminal litigation Lawyer with thirty (30) years of experience.  Cllr. Dean has been employed in Government at several capacities.  He served as Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director at the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation from 1991 through 1996.  He subsequently served as Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Justice from 1996 through 1997.  Cllr. Dean joined the Sherman and Sherman Law Firm as staff counsel from 1997 through 2003 at which time he simultaneously served as Assistant Professor of Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law. In 2003, he established the Dean and Associates Law Firm.  Over the years, Cllr. Dean has litigated several cases in the courts of Liberia, the rulings in some of which are landmark in the Liberian jurisprudence. He has written several legal opinions on various issues relating to Liberian Law and has appeared as an expert witness on Liberian Law in many cases.

Attorney General Dean graduated with a Master of Law (LLM) degree in International Business Law from the Colombia University in New York in 1989.  He earned his Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law in 1988.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with emphasis on International Relations from the University of Liberia in 1985.

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