Dave was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and grew up in the surrounding suburbs. After graduating from Wake Forest University in North Carolina he returned to the Philadelphia area as a teacher and coach in both public and private schools. A career change and law school brought Dave to Oklahoma and he graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1988. He has practiced personal injury law in the Tulsa area, helping injured Oklahomans, for over 20 years. The Bean family has always been athletically oriented with Dave, his wife, their children and now their grandchildren enjoying sports of all kinds. The whole family enjoys boating and outdoor activities.
I always compare law to coaching. In football, you practice all week and your goal is the game on Friday night. The same is true in law; your goal—your game—is the courtroom.