Barbara J. Dean

Barbara J. Dean

Of Counsel
Charlotte, North Carolina

Barbara Dean has practiced with Dean & Gibson, PLLC since 1993. A graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, she was admitted to practice in North Carolina in 1973, and has lived in Charlotte since then.

Prior to working with Dean & Gibson, PLLC, Barbara first worked as an assistant district attorney and later practiced in commercial litigation, insurance defense, and creditor representation in bankruptcy cases.

Her current practice at Dean & Gibson, PLLC is civil litigation, primarily in the areas of insurance defense, insurance coverage, legal malpractice defense, and motion and appellate practice.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Bankruptcy Claims and Adversary Proceeding Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • North Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Western District of North Carolina, 1973
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984


  • The University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1973
  • Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
    • M.A.T. - 1969
  • Denison University, Granville, Ohio
    • B.A. - 1968
    • Honors: With Honors

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Mortar Board

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina State Bar, Member