Deanna S. Brocker
Deanna Brocker is an owner of The Brocker Law Firm, and she concentrates exclusively in professional disciplinary defense and ethics counseling. 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. She also served as staff counsel to the Professionalism Committee of the State Bar, tasked with the creation of the North Carolina Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. In private practice, Deanna provides ethics advice and compliance counseling; drafts employment, fee, and other agreements; reviews attorney advertisements and websites; and assists attorneys in preparing responses to State Bar Grievances. Testimonials from other lawyers on this site attest to her sound advice and professionalism.
Deanna has also published articles for the Ethics Page of the State Bar’s Journal and Attorney at Law magazine, among other publications, and has lectured at continuing legal education seminars sponsored by Lawyer’s Mutual Liability Insurance Company, the American Bar Association, and the North Carolina Bar Association, among others. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and the Small Firm and Technology Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. She formerly 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 family, biking, hiking, getting together with her book club, and playing the piano. Her future plans include practicing from the road, from time to time, while exploring the country in an RV.