Cllr. Frank Musah Dean Jr.
Minister of Justice
Republic of Liberia
Early life and career
Counsellor Frank Musah Dean, Jr., Minister of Justice and Attorney General, is a Liberian who was born in Harbel, Marshall Territory, Montserrado County, now Margibi County. After completing high school, Cllr. Dean attended the University of Liberia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, with emphasis on International Relations, in 1985.
In 1986, Cllr. Dean enrolled at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1988. He later obtained a Diploma in Telecommunications Management Studies in 1989 from Bailbrook College in Bath, England. In August, 1989, Cllr. Dean matriculated to Columbia University in New York where he earned a Master of laws (LL.M) degree in International Business Law.
Upon graduating from Columbia University, Counsellor Frank Musah Dean, Jr. worked as Deputy Managing Director and Managing Director (Chief Executive Officer) at the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation from November 1991 to March 1996. He, thereafter, served as Deputy Minister of Justice for Economic Affairs between July 1996 and February ss1997. Counsellor Dean joined the Sherman and Sherman, Inc. Law Firm and served as staff counsel between 1997 and 2003. He simultaneously served as Assistant Professor of Law at the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law, University of Liberia, between February 1997 and 2003.
In 2003, he established the Dean & Associates, Inc. Law Office and served as Managing Director. While serving as Managing Director at the Dean & Associates Law Office, he was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil Company of Liberia between 2003 and 2006.
In 2018, Cllr. Dean was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Republic of Liberia and, ipso facto, Dean of the Supreme Court Bar of Liberia.
He has practiced law for over thirty years and was initially admitted to the Montserrado County Bar of the Republic of Liberia in 1988 as Attorney-At-Law, and the Supreme Court Bar in 1992, as Counsellor-At-Law. Counsellor Frank Musah Dean, Jr., has litigated several cases in the courts of Liberia, the rulings in some of which are landmark cases 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.