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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.
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University of Oklahoma
B.B.A. (1963) | Finance and Accounting
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George Washington University
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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
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Young Lawyers Division, Oklahoma Bar Association  # 2248
Member Emeritus
- Current
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Family Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
- Current
Activities: Membership Chair, and Section Chair, and Board of Directors
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Oklahoma State Bar  # 2248
Criminal Law Section
- Current
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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.
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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10th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Free Consultation
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  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Contested Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Insurance Defense
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Juvenile Law
Real Estate Law
Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
  • English: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. Do I have a good chance of getting custody of my little brother?
A: You should consult an experienced family law attorney to help you. Good luck.
Q. so her stepfather wants to adopt her, her biological father has not seen or made contact with her in 5 years
A: As long as bio dad has not paid child support for the past 13 months, an adoption without consent can proceed.

Adoption is a complicated matter, you should retain an experienced family law attorney to help you.
Q. Can a divorce decree be enforced if the spouse hasn't adhered to the final decree if said spouse passes away
A: Rhonda, you really need a lawyer to help you with this! Many will let you pay the retainer in installments. Good luck to you.
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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