About Dean Burnetti
Lakeland Personal Injury Lawyer Dean Burnetti provides professional Accident and Injury Attorney legal services in Polk County, including: Lakeland, Auburndale, Bartow, Davenport, Dundee, Eagle Lake, Fort Meade, Frostproof, Haines City, Highland Park, Hillcrest Heights, Lake Alfred, Lake Hamilton, Lake Wales, Mulberry, Polk City, and Winter Haven; in Highlands County, including: Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring, Venus, Placid Lake, and Sylvan Shores; and in Hardee County, including: Bowling Green, Ona, Wauchula, Zolfo Springs, Gardner, and Limestone; and all of the Greater Central Florida Area.
For nearly 34 years, Dean Burnetti has dedicated his career to heping people who have been injured due to someone else's negligence. Though his years of experience and legal expertise, he helps his clients seek the best possible settlements for their injuries.
Dean was born and raised in Elgin, Illinois. From an early age, he was called to the pulpit, and as soon as he graduated from high school, he headed to Oklahoma and and attended seminary training. He earned a degree in Pastoral Ministries, then headed to Florida to find a church that needed a pastor. But before he could step up to the lectern, God called on him to move in a different direction.
After earnest prayer, Dean understood that God was directing him to assist people who were injured. Dean vividly recalled a time in his youth when his own father had been injured in a construction site accident and how the injury impacted the entire family. Dean registered at Warner University in Lake Wales and earned his Bachelor’s Degree. He then returned to Oklahoma and attended Oral Roberts University where he earned his law degree. Upon graduation, he came back to Florida and was licensed by The Florida Bar.
In his early years as a lawyer, Dean centered his practice on clients who had been hurt on the job. He became so intrigued with Florida’s Workers’ Compensation laws, that he decided to take The Florida Bar’s challenging examnation which would allow him to become Florida Bar Board Certified in Workers’ Compensation Law, and he passed the test on his first attempt.
After the new millenium, God called upon Dean to expand his practice to include clients who were injured in all types of accidents. After learning all he could about Florida's Civil Injury Laws, Dean passed The Florida Bar’s difficult test allowing him to become Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law.
DOUBLE FLORIDA BAR BOARD CERTIFICATION:
Because Dean Burnetti is Florida Bar Board Certified in Civil Trial Law and Workers’ Compensation Law, the Florida Bar recognizes him as an expert attorney in these areas. Florida’s Board-Certified attorneys are the only lawyers allowed to call themselves “specialists” or “experts” in their field of certification.
Board Certified attorneys must participate in hours of continuing legal education each year and be re-examined every five years to maintain their Board-Certified status.
Only about 7% of Florida attorneys are actually Board Certified, and only a small fraction of those have the distinct honor of being Double Board Certified.
Dean Burnetti is ONE OF ONLY FOUR attorneys in all of Florida who is Florida Bar Board Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Workers’ Compensation Law!
YOUR CHRISTIAN LAW FIRM:
In 2015, Dean opened the doors to “Dean Burnetti Law, a Christian Law Firm.” Here, he helps injured people find justice and get the compensation they deserve, and he shares the Lord's Word with his clients, other attorneys, and anyone else who wants to hear the Good News. several times each week, Dean publishes a Devotion sharing stories of how God is at work in his life. Dean often gives Bibles to clients when their cases settle, and he often prays with them about their needs or problems they may be facing.
DEAN’S EDUCATION INCLUDES:
- Oklahoma Baptist Seminary Pastoral Ministries – 1980
- Warner Southern College, B.A. – 1983
- Majored in Psychology and Biblical Studies
- Oral Roberts University O.W. Coburn School of Law – J.D. – 1986
DEAN’S LICENSES AND MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:
- Admittance to the Florida Bar, 1986
- Board Certified Workers’ Compensation, 1992
- Board Certified Civil Trial, 2013
- U.S. District Court Common Middle District of Florida
- Florida Justice Association
DEAN’S INTERESTS OTHER THAN HIS CAREER INCLUDE:
- Dean enjoys spending time with Patti, his wife of almost 45 years, and together, they enjoy spending time with their two daughters, their sons-in-law, and their twelve grandchildren.
- Dean is an active member of his church.
- Dean reads and studies the Bible every day.
- Dean enjoys global traveling.
- Dean often bicycles around his Auburndale neighborhood.
- Dean can often be found boating and/or fishing.
- When the Rays are playing, Dean is there!
No matter how you were injured or if a loved one was killed in an accident and you aren’t sure what your options are, the attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of your case. They are eager to navigate the legal system for you as you travel down the road to physical and financial recovery. Call Dean Burnetti Law at 863-287-6388 today to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
The attorneys and staff at Dean Burnetti Law are familiar with every aspect of Accident Injuries, including soft tissue damage, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and even death. Our team is highly qualified and waiting to serve you.
Our Statement of Faith
We declare that Jesus Christ is the Lord of all. That the Holy Spirit abides in the midst of all within our halls. That the power of prayer is our shield and sword.
We declare that Christ is the cornerstone of this firm.
Lakeland: (863) 287-6388