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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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Summary

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

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
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    By Appointment Only.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
10th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Special District Judge
Oklahoma District Courts
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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
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Received Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service to the Bar.
Membership Chair
Family Law Section, Oklahoma Bar Association
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Grew Section membership from 500, to over 1,500 during my service. Was frequent seminar speaker on comuter issues.
Education
University of Oklahoma College of Law
J.D. (1966)
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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
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George Washington University
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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
Member
- Current
Activities: Membership Chair, and Section Chair, and Board of Directors
Oklahoma State Bar # 2248
Criminal Law Section
- Current
Oklahoma State Bar # 2248
Member
- 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.
Legal Answers
700 Questions Answered

Q. My exes lives in Mustang Ok. I’m in Tn. Having his 43k back support reduced to a judgement to be collected in ok
A: He can be charged in Oklahoma with a felony (prison time) when delinquency is over $5000. See your local state child support agency to refer to Oklahoma for help. Also, you can try to hire an experienced family law attorney in the county where he lives to assist in trying to get felony charges filed. This can be the very best way to get payments. Good luck.
Q. Can a oklahoma cop ligelly drive an unmaked vehicle
A: Yes
Q. If a father voluntarily signs his rights over does he still pay child support in the state of oklahoma?
A: Yes , until such time as the child is adopted by another person.
Q. What can be valid reason for court accept & deny to relocate with kids to TX if father objects. I have sole cust.
A: There are many factors involved in custody, relocation and visitation as well as the general practice of the Judge. Your lawyer is the one to ask. If you don't have one, hire one now.
Q. Are both (divorced) parents responsible for the remainder of a medical bill?
A: It depends on the terms off the divorce decree. Check that.
Q. Does a husband have to leave his home is a vpo is filed against him?
A: Yes
Q. If a mother with sole custody gives me p.o.t. of her children. Can their biological father take them?
A: No under the facts you have given, without first going to court. You should consult an experienced Family Law Attorney, in your area to help you obtain legal custody as their Guardian.
Q. If my parental rights were terminated will Tulsa Oklahoma take my future children I give birth to?
A: From the details you gave in your question, it appears that you have eliminated the reason for termination of your rights. But PLEASE Don't have a child until you are in a long term stable relationship, and are married, and no longer use marijuana without a very good medical reason, and a doctors Rx if you continue. It's too early to tell what position DHS will take on it without a Rx.
Q. Court ordered supervised visits for 2 hours every other Sunday.
A: No, she does not have to stay the entire 2 hours. If she wants to cut it short, it's up to her.
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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
USA
Cell: (918) 373-4055
Fax: (918) 824-2444