Dean Balaes

Office:  (615) 946-1323

Dean is an associate in the Nashville office of Sperling & Slater. His focus is on litigation, particularly complex commercial matters. A lover of writing and publishing, Dean has a special interest in making his writing compelling, clear and accessible to audiences. His writing has been featured in Bloomberg Law, USA Today, Drug & Device Law, and The Tennessean. Prior to joining Sperling & Slater, he was an associate at leading international law firms.


  • Vanderbilt University Law School (Keith Glasgow Scholar, J.D. 2019)
  • Vanderbilt Divinity School (Brandon Honors Scholar, M.T.S 2019)
  • Vanderbilt University (Posse Scholar, B.A., in Philosophy, 2015)


  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Tennessee