Deanna S. Brocker
Prior to reentering private practice, Deanna served as Assistant Ethics Counsel for the N.C. State Bar for over 10 years. She fielded thousands of telephone ethics questions and provided advice and written ethics advisory opinions to attorneys throughout the state. In addition, as staff liaison to the Ethics Committee of the Bar, she drafted proposed formal ethics opinions for consideration by the Ethics Committee. Deanna concentrates her practice in providing advice and compliance counseling, drafting employment, fee, and other agreements, and writing responses for professional clients. Testimonials from other lawyers on this site attest to her sound advice and professionalism.
Deanna also has published articles for the Ethics Page of the State Bar’s Journal and has lectured at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by Lawyer’s Mutual Liability Insurance Company and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, among others. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She served as Chair of the Law Practice Management and Technology Section of the Bar Association.
Prior to working at the State Bar, Deanna practiced with the law firms of Foley and Lardner, in Chicago, IL and Maupin Taylor Ellis & Adams in Raleigh, NC. She concentrated her practice in compliance counseling, advice, and litigation in environmental matters. Before entering private practice, Deanna clerked for North Carolina Court of Appeals Judge Hugh A. Wells.
When not practicing law, Deanna enjoys spending time with her two boys, JP and Luke, volunteering at their school, hiking, getting together with her book club, and playing the piano. She also enjoys scuba diving, but hasn’t found the time lately to pursue this interest.