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Ken Thaxton

Ken Thaxton is not the average litigator.  Experience growing and running a multi-million dollar trucking and air-charter company with his father in his backyard in Roberta, Georgia, before law school gave him a unique perspective of the business-side of decision-making within injury, employment, and class action cases.

Ken has served as trial counsel in complex injury cases involving amputations and death as well as business tort cases involving accusations of fraud and intentional misconduct. His approach to litigation strategy has been used in schemes involving fraudulent and harmful schemes involving housing and human trafficking.


Macon State College, BS
University of Georgia School of Law, JD




Workers’ compensation
Personal injury
Commercial litigation
Employment litigation

Ken Thaxton in the news

11 Alive: Victims of Reserve at LaVista Walk apartment fire file lawsuit over ‘potential landlord negligence’
Victims of a massive apartment fire on the edge of Atlanta’s Buckhead neighborhood announced a class action lawsuit on Saturday at a press conference with attorneys.
AJC: Residents of charred Atlanta apartment file lawsuit against property owners
“They knew that they were out of code,” Attorney Doug Dean with the Dean Thaxton law firm said during a Saturday news conference across the street from the complex, adding…


Ken combines adventure, entrepreneurship, camaraderie, and scholarship with everything he does, including the practice of law.

Ken grew up with his family's trucking business being managed in the living room and at the kitchen table, a dusty truckyard as his playground, and truckers for playmates. Thereafter, Ken became an award-winning trumpet and French horn player in high school and obtained his Commercial Fixed-Wing Pilot's license with instrument rating for single and multi-engine land airplanes at age 25.

He served as President of his family's Part 135 Air Charter business. After the 2008 financial recession brought his family's businesses to their collective knees, Ken went to law school, having been the family's liaison with legal counsel for all legal matters for several years prior. Ken was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Georgia in 2012. Ken has advised businesses and creators in developing trademarks, contracts, and litigation strategies.

Ken's primary focus for over a decade was workers' compensation law, representing individuals injured while on the job, primarily those from the undocumented Hispanic community. He has also advised clients in multi-million dollar product liability cases, negligence cases, and complex insurance coverage claims. His particular focus in the workers' compensation arena was ensuring that employers using staffing companies and Professional Employer Organizations did not fail to provide coverage to vulnerable workers through their often complex contractual arrangements, a topic for which he has been asked to testify to the Georgia General Assembly and for which he has presented to the Workers' Compensation Bar, alongside Judges and Defense Attorneys. Ken has also been involved with training at Landmark Worldwide since 2012, having been a participant and coach in many courses, counting the experiences he received with Landmark as the most valuable and life-changing he has encountered.

Since 2023, Ken has enjoyed his new law firm partnership with long-time friend and legal associate, Doug Dean, with whom he founded Dean Thaxton. At Dean Thaxton, Ken works as a workers' compensation litigator, consultant, and strategist for negligence, personal injury, employment, and class action litigation.

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