Robin DeanAssociate

Phone: 604-566-8567
Fax: 604-681-0959
Assistant: Monica Shackelly |

Professional Summary

Professional Summary

Robin Dean is honoured to assist Indigenous clients in achieving their goals and is motivated by a deep commitment to social justice and a strong drive to move the law forward. Her Aboriginal law practice focuses on litigation and dispute resolution.

Robin works with her clients to find timely, practical solutions to complex legal issues. She helps clients push for greater recognition of their rights, including management and stewardship of the natural resources in their territories. Robin also assists clients on governance matters, including elections issues, drafting laws and land codes and implementing policies. She is dedicated to spending the time necessary in getting to know her clients and the unique issues facing them so that she can deliver the best legal services possible.

Robin has worked on matters before the Federal Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada, at all levels of court in British Columbia, at the Court of Appeal of Alberta, and before federal and provincial regulatory tribunals.

Robin is passionate about creating greater access to justice and commits a substantial part of her practice to pro bono work.

Robin was called to the bar in 2014 after clerking to the Washington State Court of Appeals. Prior to practicing Aboriginal law, Robin worked in commercial litigation and municipal law. She joined Mandell Pinder as an Associate in 2021.

Robin grew up in Birmingham, Alabama and is now pleased to call Canada home. She enjoys spending time outside, looking at art, and baking pies.


Judicial Law Clerk, Washington State Court of Appeals (2010-2013)

J.D., University of Washington School of Law (2010)

B.A., Middlebury College (2004)

Professional Standing & Affiliations

Member, The Law Society of British Columbia (2014)

Member, Washington State Bar Association (2011)

Publications & Presentations