Jacque Brawner Dean’s practice is focused exclusively on the representation of employers in workers’ compensation issues. Her extensive experience in the field includes serving as a workers’ compensation judge from 1984 to 1988 and as administrator of the Workers’ Compensation Court from 1982 to 1984. During that time, she graduated from the Workers’ Compensation College in Tucson, AZ, and completed three 40-hour sessions at the National Judicial College in Reno, NV.
In addition to representing insurance and own-risk clients at the Workers’ Compensation Courts in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Jacque also counsels employers on a myriad of related matters, including proper reporting issues, advice on reserves and claim reduction. Throughout the course of her distinguished career, she has represented employers from virtually every industry, including retailing, manufacturing, healthcare and finance.
Jacque is a frequent speaker on workers’ compensation issues at continuing education seminars, legal conferences, and employer-sponsored workshops and is the author of “Workers’ Compensation in Oklahoma,” Women’s Resource Law Manual, 1988.
For 2014, Best Lawyers listed her firm as one of the top five in workers’ compensation defense, and also named her Workers’ Compensation Defense Lawyer of the Year. Her achievements in the area of workers’ compensation law has earned her inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession in the United States. In 2007, she was one of only 39 lawyers nationwide to be inducted as a Fellow of the inaugural class of The College of Workers’ Compensation Attorneys. Established by the American Bar Association, The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers honors senior-level attorneys and judges who have distinguished themselves in the field of workers’ compensation law for more than 20 years.
Earlier in her career, Jacque was named “The Outstanding Young Lawyer in Oklahoma” by the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1985. She was also appointed by the Governor of Oklahoma to serve as an Alcoholic Beverage Laws Enforcement (ABLE) commissioner from 1990 – 1995.
Jacque has been rated AV® by Martindale-Hubbell’s Peer Review Ratings, a certification mark signifying that a lawyer’s peers rank her at the highest level of professional excellence.
- Oklahoma, 1977
- U.S. District Courts for the Western & Eastern Districts of Oklahoma
- U.S. Court of Appeal for the Tenth Circuit
- J.D., Oklahoma City University, 1977; Iota Tau Tau (President)
- B.S., Oklahoma State University, 1975; Named “Top Ten Senior Woman”
Professional Organizations and Memberships
- Oklahoma County Bar Association
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- National Workers’ Compensation Defense Network, Board of Directors
- The College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
- Larson’s National Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board
Civic Involvement and Leadership
- Oklahoma City Junior League
- Delta Delta Delta Sorority Alumni
- Leadership Oklahoma City