Our Firm


In 1980, eight attorneys established the business law firm of Dean, Mead, Egerton, Bloodworth, Capouano & Bozarth, P.A. in Orlando. The founders were Stephen T. Dean, Robert W. Mead, Jr., Charles H. Egerton, Darryl M. Bloodworth, Albert D. Capouano, Stephen J. Bozarth, Lauren Y. Detzel and Lynn J. Hinson. Two of the founding attorneys are still active in the firm today including Mr. Mead and Ms. Detzel.

In 1987, Dean Mead attorney Michael D. Minton returned to his hometown of Fort Pierce to open an office in what is known as Florida's Treasure Coast region. The office has expanded to represent a diverse client base from Palm Beach County to Indian River County and conducts business under the name Dean, Mead, Minton & Moore.

In 1989, Dean Mead opened its initial office in Brevard County, as R. Mason Blake and other firm attorneys began intensive work on the new town of Viera. This was followed by the establishment of Dean Mead's Merritt Island office in 1992. In 2003, those offices were combined into one location in Viera, where the firm conducts business under the name Dean Mead.

Dean Mead’s Tallahassee office opened on December 1, 2013, focusing on governmental and lobbying services. The decision was made to transition out of the Tallahassee area, as of January 1, 2024, to focus on our core clients in the Central, Southwest, and Eastern geographies of Florida.

In 2021, Dean Mead's Vero Beach office opened and is led by shareholder, John E. Moore. The Vero Beach office has helped expand Dean Mead's presence on the Treasure Coast to better serve clients in Indian River County.

The firm's most recent expansion in early 2023 introduced our Naples office, which expanded our firm's expertise to serve clients in Southwest Florida.

Dean Mead has provided legal representation to clients throughout Florida for over 40 years. Since its inception, the firm has grown to 50+ lawyers with five offices statewide.