WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.—Womble Carlyle attorney Jamie Dean is a winner of the 2017 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty Award.

Each year, the TBJ honors 40 local professionals under the age of 40 who are making positive contributions, both in their careers and in the community.

In Dean’s case, that means building a complex civil litigation practice in areas including commercial and consumer finance, insurance coverage and bad faith claim handling, commercial real estate, trade secret misappropriation, contract disputes, and business torts.

Dean also devotes time to teaching a night class at Wake Law School, his alma mater, on Pre-Trial Practice and Procedure. Dean also serves as a volunteer for the Forsyth County Jail and Prison Ministry, and devotes his time and talents to pro bono service. For example, he worked pro bono to help a young Burmese refugee earn asylum in the United States.

In 2008, Dean, who has been legally blind since birth, represented the United States in rowing at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China, where his crew raced to a silver medal.

The 2017 40 Leaders Under Forty class will be honored at a Feb. 16th event at UNC-Greensboro’s Elliott University Center.