F. Dean Morgan, Esquire
In 2015, Attorney Dean Morgan joined Kelly, Parker & Cohen, LLP after 5 years of operating The Morgan Law Firm in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
Dean was born in a poverty-stricken rural farming community. Dean’s father, an owner-operator truck driver, taught Dean the value of independence, self-reliance, and hard work. Dean is the first male in his family’s history to graduate from high school.
In 1990, Dean began his career in law enforcement at the age of 19. Despite his youth, Dean was sworn in as an officer for the Hanford Police Department in Hanford, California. Dean served in local and military law enforcement positions in California and Virginia until 1999. He received advanced training from several government agencies including the FBI, State Police, and others in the area of DUI and Drug Interdiction.
After a career in law enforcement, Dean returned to his educational pursuits. Dean became the first person in his family’s history to graduate from college. Dean worked full-time while attending college and part-time during law school.
Dean began his legal career with the Appellate Division of the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office in 2004.. Dean was responsible for drafting the Commonwealth’s briefs in a number of criminal cases. Dean’s Appellate experience allowed him to transition to the Appellate Division of the Las Vegas, Nevada District Attorney’s Office. While there, Dean was primarily responsible for death penalty appeals. In addition, he worked on a number of high profile homicide cases in conjunction with the Major Crimes Unit.
Dean returned to Pennsylvania as a member of the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office. While there, he prosecuted DUI, Misdemeanor, Felony, and Juvenile cases. He subsequently joined a small law firm in York, Pennsylvania. While there, he handled personal injury, criminal defense, and general litigation matters.
In 2010, Dean opened The Morgan Law Firm. Dean opened his practice because he believed that clients deserved to be treated as friends, not merely customers or file numbers. He continues to treat his clients this way with our firm.
In addition to his experience as a police officer, prosecutor, and defense attorney, Dean has received advanced training in law enforcement techniques, Blood Alcohol Testing, Field Sobriety Testing, Drug Recognition Expert training, and DUI Defense. He regularly attends state and national conferences.
Dean is the author of several academic and professional studies including:
- Policing the Police: Practical Considerations for a Law Enforcement Monitoring and Assessement Center.
- The Posse Comitatis Act and the War on Terror
- DUI Answers - A Legal Guide
Dean is the managing attorney of our Hershey office, located at 813 E. Chocolate Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033.
Dean’s practice is limited to DUI, Vehicle Crimes, and Traffic Offenses.
Ashlee is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Hershey Office. Ashlee has been Attorney Morgan's legal assistant for several years. She is an invaluable resource in the preparation of cases, scheduling, and client communications. Ashlee is the first person our clients communicate with and often the most important connection our clients have with our firm. Ashlee serves as an advisor to Attorney Morgan with regard to important client issues.