Welcome to Dean & Coleman Law.

Otago lawyers,
since 1877

Deeply rooted in the Waitaki community for generations, Dean & Coleman Law has become a modern, adaptable law firm offering a comprehensive range of legal services. As your lawyers, we take the responsibility to gain an in-depth understanding of your personal circumstances. This gives us the ability to deliver unique legal solutions which meet your ever-changing needs.

At a personal level it is achieved by working with proactive advocacy, unwavering integrity and caring, respectful service.

The law is constantly changing and no two clients are ever the same. This is why we take a personalised approach to providing our clients with sound advice and robust legal services.

Our lawyers will stand by you through all of life’s challenges. We’ll provide you with the same level of personal care we’ve given the people of our region for generations.


Our Firm

Established in 1877, we’ve been privileged to serve generations of families and businesses in the Waitaki, Otago and Canterbury regions and beyond.

Today, we’re using technology and innovation to become a highly responsive and cost-effective provider of legal services.


Our Team

We believe that by matching you with a lawyer who shares and understands your current goals, we can build a strong and lasting relationship, where we’re ideally suited to serve you with sound advice and legal services throughout your life.



We take our community responsibility very seriously. Every member of our team is highly involved in community activities in the Waitaki region, supporting organisations, projects and charities for the benefit of everyone who lives here