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Dean O. Barrow

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Dean O. Barrow, American lawyer, specializing in the field of. Member of Barrow & Williams.

Background

Barrow, Dean O. was born on March 2, 1951 in Belize City, Belize.

Education

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados (Bachelor of Laws, 1973). Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica (Certificate of Legal Education, 1975). University of Miami School of Law (Master of Laws, 1981).

University of Miami (Master of Arts International Relations). Spoken languages: English and Spanish.

Career

Worked at Barrow & Williams (Belize City) specializing in General Practice, Banking and Insurance, Foreign Investments, Commercial, Corporate, Family Law, Probate, Taxation, Trade Marks and Patents, Civil Litigation, Offshore Companies and Trusts, Real Estate, Debt Collection, Admiralty, Ship Registration and Economic Citizenship. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Belize. Member: House of Representatives.

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Economic Development, 1984-1989. (Presently on leave of absence from the firm and serving as Attorney General of Belize, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Security). Established in 1989, Barrow & Williams has very rapidly grown to become one of Belize's leading commercial law firms.

The firm has a broadly-based practice with an excellent reputation for offering a full range of quality legal service. The client base is North American and European in scope. The firm has two partners and one associate.

Membership

Member: House of Representatives. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs & Economic Development, 1984-1989. (Presently on leave of absence from the firm and serving as Attorney General of Belize, Minister of Foreign Affairs and National Security).

Connections

ex-wife:
Lois Young

Barrow is the father of four children, including Jamaal "Shyne"

Barrow, who was sentenced on June 1, 2001, to ten years in prison

for his involvement in a December 27, 1999, nightclub shooting in

New York which left three people wounded.

He is divorced from local attorney Lois Young, who is the mother of two of his children.

Wife:
Ms. Kim Simplis

Barrow is now in a common-law relationship with Ms. Kim Simplis, a

founding member and director of Lifeline Foundation, a philanthropic

charity which raises money to benefit children in need of assistance

in the form of feeding programs, medical care, and educational

materials. He has one daughter with Ms. Simplis.