Dr. Denise Deason-Toyne holds a J.D. and is a CFP certificant. She teaches business law and financial planning courses including Business Law 1 and 2, Real Estate , Estate Planning , Risk Management and Insurance. She has practiced law in Missouri, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma in State and Federal Courts. Dr. Deason-Toyne was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States in 2012. In addition to teaching, Dr. Deason-Toyne is an advocate for the environment , specifically the Illinois River and Tenkiller Lake and serves as President of STIR, Inc. (Save the Illinois River, Inc.) Dr. Deason-Toyne also serves on the Cherokee County Court attorney panel providing representation to parents and children in cases alleging children to be deprived or neglected. She is a strong advocate for children and families. Dr. Deason-Toyne has been active in the Tahlequah and Cherokee county communites and has been involved in numerous civic organizations, including having served as a volunteer firefighter/first responder for Chicken Creek Volunteer Fire Department.
Dr. Deason-Toyne is interested in water and environmental law and child/family advocacy.