Dean Xenick

Reid Burman Lebedeker Xenick
ONE CLEARLAKE CENTRE
250 South Australian Ave, Suite 602
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
561-659-7700
www.reidburmanlaw.com


Dean Xenick has over seventeen years of experience as a trial attorney. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death, defective drugs and products, Mass Torts (Multi District Litigation), insurance litigation, business litigation, complex commercial litigation, general civil litigation and legal malpractice. Having worked for one of the largest insurance defense firms in the state of Florida for almost 10 years, where he was a junior partner, Mr. Xenick has unique insight on how to handle personal injury cases against insurance companies. Mr. Xenick handles cases in Florida state and federal courts, in addition to several federal courts across the United States in Multi District litigation matters.

Mr. Xenick is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediator for circuit civil court matters, including personal injury, wrongful death, business cases, insurance disputes, commercial cases, legal malpractice and general civil litigation matters.

Mr. Xenick’s Multi District Litigation (MDL) experience includes being appointed to the Third Party Discovery Committee in the national coordinated litigation for MDL 2666, In Re: Bair Hugger Forced Air Warming Devices Products Liability Litigation in Minnesota, in addition to his recent appointment to the Science and Causation Expert Committee in the national coordinated litigation for MDL 2740, In Re: Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation in Louisiana. Mr. Xenick also handles several MDL cases for clients throughout the United States, including for those clients harmed by defective hernia mesh, prosthetic hips and knees, the chemotherapy drug Taxotere, and IVC filters, among others.

Mr. Xenick is A/V Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a significant rating accomplishment and a testament to the fact that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence. The Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary. Mr. Xenick has also been selected to The Best Lawyers in America since 2015. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide. Mr. Xenick has likewise been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 list, as one of South Florida’s Top Rated Lawyers, a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Top Up and Comer by South Florida Legal Guide, an Outstanding Young Lawyer by American Registry, and one of Florida Trend Magazine’s Legal Elite Up & Comers. He has also achieved a 10.0 Superb rating by Avvo.com.

Mr. Xenick was elected to the Palm Beach County Bar Association Board of Directors in 2013, where he is currently serving his third two-year term as Director. He is also an Emeritus member of the Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court, a nationwide organization whose mission is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. Mr. Xenick is an active member of the Palm Beach County Justice Association, the Florida Justice Association, and the Young Lawyers and North County Sections of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Prior to his election as a Palm Beach County Bar Association Director, Mr. Xenick served on various Palm Beach County Bar Association Committees, including the Judicial Relations Committee, Professionalism Committee, Circuit Civil Practice Committee, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death CLE Committee, and the Bench-Bar Committee. In 2012, Mr. Xenick co-chaired the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s annual signature event, its Bench-Bar Conference, a day long conference of over 1300 judges and lawyers.

In 2018, Florida Bar President Michelle Suskauer appointed Mr. Xenick to the Florida Bar’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee (DIC), where he serves on the inaugural Executive Council Subcommittee. He is also on the Voluntary Bar Leadership Grants Subcommittee for DIC. In addition, in 2011 Mr. Xenick was appointed by then Florida Bar President Scott Hawkins to the Florida Bar’s Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, where he served two three-year terms as a member.

Mr. Xenick is married with three children. He is a native Floridian, having been born and raised in Tampa, FL. Mr. Xenick is actively involved in the Palm Beach County community, including volunteering as a youth soccer coach in the Palm Beach Gardens youth soccer league. He has also served on the Highballs and Hibiscus Host Committee, benefiting the Jupiter Medical Center Foundation, and has served on the host committee of Arthur’s Jam, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

- Personal Injury

- Wrongful Death

- Defective Drugs and Products

- Mass Torts – Multi District Litigation

- Business Litigation

- Complex Commercial Litigation

- Insurance Litigation

- Legal Malpractice

- Florida Supreme Court Certified circuit civil mediator

EDUCATION

- J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law, 2000

- B.A., cum laude, Criminology, University of Florida, 1997

BAR ADMISSIONS

- The Florida Bar

- Supreme Court of the United States of America

- U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida

- U.S. District Court, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals

AWARDS AND HONORS

- Craig S. Barnard Inns of Court Member, 2011-2016 active, currently Emeritus member

- A/V Rated Martindale Hubbell

- Best Lawyers in America, 2015 to present

- South Florida Top Rated Lawyers, 2017-present

- The National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 list

- Florida Trend Magazine Florida Legal Elite Up & Comers, 2012, 2013

- Super Lawyers Magazine Rising Star 2010, 2013

- South Florida Legal Guide Top Up & Comers, 2013

- American Registry Florida’s Outstanding Young Lawyers, 2013

BAR/COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

- Palm Beach County Bar Association – Director, 2013-present

- Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Executive Council Subcommittee, 2018-present

- Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Voluntary Bar Leadership Grants Subcommittee, 2018-present

- Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, 2011-2017

- Palm Beach County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committee Co-chair, 2012

- Palm Beach County Bar Association, Professionalism Committee, 2010

- Palm Beach County Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, 2011

- Palm Beach County Bar Association, Circuit Civil Practice Committee, 2012

- Palm Beach County Bar Association, Personal Injury/Wrongful Death CLE Committee, 2012

- Palm Beach Gardens youth soccer coach

- Highballs and Hibiscus Host Committee, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation

- Arthur’s Jam Committee, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

PUBLISHED WORKS

·Why Jupiter lawyer takes on Big Pharma in “David-Goliath situation”, Palm Beach Post, September 19, 2017

·Tips for Increasing Revenue in a Tough Economy, Palm Beach County Medical Society On CALL Magazine, July-August 2010

·Tips for Being an Effective Juror, AVVO Legal Guide, November 5, 2010

·The Golden Rule for Lawyers, Palm Beach County Bar Association Bulletin, December 2010