Tom Dean has been a criminal defense attorney for over 25 years. Early in his career. His passion is defending persons charged with all manner of criminal offense, although he has developed a very strong focus in drug crimes in general and marijuana related crimes in particular. He has been a member of the NORML Legal Committee since 1995. In 2016 NORML honored his achievements by inducting Tom into the organization’s Distinguished Counsel’s Circle. He is also a founding member of the Arizona Cannabis Bar Association (ACBA), an organization that seeks to help other lawyers develop an understanding of the many unique aspects of cannabis laws and emerging cannabis related areas of practice. In recognition of his work in cannabis law in Arizona, in 2016 Tom received the President’s Commendation award from the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ). If you are charged with a criminal offense in Arizona, you have your champion in Tom "Dismissal" Dean.