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A legal matter can turn your world upside down. You may not have ever had to deal with something like this before. You may be wondering where start when you have been accused of a crime like drunk driving, are facing a custody fight or divorce, or have been injured in an accident caused by someone else? You may feel as though  your future is on the line. 

Regardless of the legal challenge you face, the decisions you make now could affect you for many years to come. You want to make certain you make the right decisions. You do not have to make them on your own.

Both of our lead attorneys, Joseph Dean Jr. and J. Tutt Barrett, began practicing law in 1976. In 1992, they decided to combine their strengths and form the Law Offices of Dean & Barrett. Since then, our firm has built a reputation for helping people in Auburn, Opelika and surrounding communities, including college students at Auburn University.

From personal injury litigation to alcohol and drug-related offenses, our team can handle a wide range of legal issues.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

Criminal Defense

  • Disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges
  • Assault and domestic violence charges
  • Drug crimes
  • Drug possession and paraphernalia possession
  • Drug trafficking and manufacturing
  • Burglary and theft charges
  • Murder, manslaughter and vehicular manslaughter
  • Alcohol-related offenses
  • Rape and other sex crimes

Family Law and Divorce

  • Child custody and support
  • Visitation and parenting plans
  • Asset division and spousal support
  • Modifications
  • Adoption
  • Juvenile matters

Personal Injury

  • Car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Trucking accident
  • Bicycle and pedestrian accident
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful death

Call Attorney Kathy Barrett today at 334-223-4882 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney J. Tutt Barrett

Jurisdictions:

  • Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

Education:

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: Member, Bench and Bar
    • Law Review: Alabama Law Review, Board of Editors, 1975 - 1976
  • Birmingham Southern College, Birmingham, AL
    • B.A. cum laude - 1973

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lee County Bar Association, President, 1981
  • Lee County Bar Association, President, 1984
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama State Bar, Member, Board of Bar Commissioners, 1991 - 2001
  • Alabama Law Foundation, Board of Trustees, 1997 - 2003
  • Alabama Law Foundation, President, 2001 - 2003
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Attorney Joseph L. Dean Jr. 

Jurisdictions:

  • Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 1976
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Alabama, 1976

Education:

  • The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa, Alabama
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: Order of the Coif
    • Honors: Jasons
    • Honors: Bench and Bar
    • Law Review: Alabama Law Review, Managing Editor, 1976
  • Auburn University
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1973

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lee County Bar Association, President, 2002
  • American Bar Association
  • Alabama State Bar
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Alabama Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Attorney Kimberly Moody Dean

Jurisdictions:

  • Alabama, 2008

Education:

  • Faulkner University, Jones School of Law, Montgomery, Alabama
    • J.D. - 2006
  • Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama
    • B.A. cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Lee County Bar Association, Member
  • Alabama State Bar, Member

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