Dean Steffey graduated from Brigham Young University in 1975 and earned his law degree from South Texas College of Law in 1978. In 2000 he began his career in structured settlements. All his work in structured settlements has been on behalf of plaintiffs. He has never done a case for the defense. He is a member of both the Texas and Arizona Bar Associations and the Arizona Association for Justice. He has served on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Association for Justice since 2010. He is a member of the AAJ Legislative Committee and served as its chairman from 2010-18.
Mr. Steffey also worked as an assistant high school varsity basketball coach from 1999-2016. He coached at two schools, Gilbert High School and Corona del Sol High School. Gilbert won the 5A state championship in 2003, and Corona won four consecutive 5A state championships from 2012-15. Five of the players he coached were selected as Arizona Player of the Year and one, Marvin Bagley III, is a member of the Sacramento Kings in the NBA. In 2013 Coach Steffey was selected as an Assistant Coach for the Arizona Basketball Coaches All Star Game.