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Gary Johnston Dean

Gary Johnston Dean

Retired District Court Judge, Resuming Practice
  • Divorce, Family Law, Personal Injury...
  • Oklahoma, Oklahoma
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Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in July 1966, I moved to Pryor, Oklahoma, as an Associate of well known and famous trial lawyer, Tony Jack Lyons. We soon became partners. We had a LOT of Criminal Business, and I assisted in, or tried about 39 homicide cases. Only had one client receive prison time, and that was for a very minimal sentance. I personally tried what is believed the first Murder case in Oklahoma, with a defense of "Extreme Domestic Violence". My client shot her husband to death with a shotgun, in front of more than 15 of his family members. Not guilty verdict, and my client walked free, after almost a year in jail. In 1982, I branched out on my own, and had a very successful business corporate, and general practice. I was local counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies located in the Mid-America Industrial Park. In January, 1999, I was appointed as a Special District Judge for the 12th Judicial District of Oklahoma, serving Rogers, Mayes, and Craig Counties until retirement in 2010. I resumed my law practice in 2015

University of Oklahoma College of Law
J.D. (1966)
Honors: Leo Whinnery Award for top student in Wills and Trusts.
Activities: Member of Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity.
University of Oklahoma
B.B.A. (1963) | Finance and Accounting
George Washington University
Professional Experience
Special District Judge
Oklahoma District Courts
Served Mayes, Rogers, and Craig Counties, 12th Judicial District of OKlahoma. Extensive work as Settlement Judge, and Domestic Dockets.
Chair of Family Law Section
Oklahoma Bar Association
Received Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar.
Membership Chair
Family Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
Grew Section membership from 500, to over 1,500 during my service. Was frequent seminar speaker on comuter issues.
Professional Associations
Family Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association # 2248
Chair Emeritus
- Current
Young Lawyers Division, Oklahoma Bar Association # 2248
Member Emeritus
- Current
Family Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Membership Chair, and Section Chair, and Board of Directors
Oklahoma State Bar # 2248
Criminal Law Section
- Current
Oklahoma State Bar # 2248
- Current
Activities: Past Chairman Family Law Section. Elected one of 2 persons Named Chair Emeritus of the Section. Also named as Emeritus member of the Young Lawyers Division of the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
  • Free Consultation
    By Appointment Only.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Domestic Violence
  • Insurance Claims
  • Consumer Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Business Law
  • Juvenile Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Social Media
Websites & Blogs
My Webste
Contact & Map
1 Block South of RCB Downtown Pryor; my office is in my home, a 2 story, with a rock fireplace.
208 S. Vann St.
Pryor, OK 74361-5216
Cell: (918) 373-4055
Fax: (918) 824-2444