Dean R. LeBoeuf

Senior Partner


Dean R. LeBoeuf is the Senior Partner at Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster & Gwartney. He focuses his practice on complicated civil litigation involving personal injury and all wrongful death matters, including accidents involving negligent motor vehicle drivers, medical malpractice cases, and nursing home abuse/neglect cases. He graduated in 1978 with honors from Florida State University with a political science degree and minors in accounting and economics. Mr. LeBoeuf then graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1981 and went on to enter private practice with the law firm of Brooks, Callahan, and Phillips before becoming the cofounder and Managing Partner of Brooks, LeBoeuf, Foster & Gwartney in 1987. He directed the operation and growth of the firm until 2023.

Throughout his legal career Mr. LeBoeuf has had the honor of receiving recognitions for his dedication to justice. Such accolades have included being named Trial Lawyer of The Year by the American Board of Trial Advocates – Tallahassee Chapter (2006), receiving the title of Florida Super Lawyer for his work in the area of Plaintiff Personal Injury since 2006 (an award only given to the top 5% of attorneys in the state), as well as being named by Florida Trend Magazine as one of Florida’s Legal Elite (2006 – Present). Mr. LeBoeuf was also named the Best Lawyers® 2023 Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in Tallahassee for the area of Medical Malpractice Law. In addition to these achievements, Mr. LeBoeuf has received the AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell® since 1997, the highest lawyer rating available based upon confidential reviews by local lawyers and judges.

Mr. LeBoeuf has also authored several articles for the Florida Bar and has lectured extensively in civil litigation and trial practice. Alongside these academic contributions, he has held many professional leadership positions such as having been President of the Tallahassee Bar Association (2003-2004), having been appointed to the Second Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee, and having served as the Chairman of the Leon County Bench Bar Committee. In addition, he has served on several professional and community board of directors, including the Bond Community Health Center, Community Christian School, Pembridge Place Homeowners Association, the Florida Bar Grievance Committee, and the Capital Area Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Mr. LeBoeuf and his wife Carolyn, who is also a lawyer, are committed to the fight against human trafficking. Together with their daughter Nicole they have started a jewelry business, called Victress Over Darkness and all the profits from the business are used to fight against the injustice of human trafficking throughout the world. Their daughter Nicole is also executive director of Christians Against Trafficking (CAT), that has the same mission. When they are not working, Dean and Carolyn like to travel and go to the beach with their two adult children and three grandchildren.

Awards Section:

Best Lawyers® 2023 Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” Tallahassee Medical Malpractice (2023)

Selected Best Lawyers in America- Medical Malpractice and Plaintiffs Personal Injury (2010 – Present)

Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers (2006 – Present)


Florida State University College of Law, Juris Doctor (1981)
Florida State University, Political Science (1978)


Tallahassee Bar Association (member and former President)
Florida Justice Association (member and former board member)
Capital City Justice Association (member and former President)


US News Best Lawyers of America- Tallahassee Trial Lawyer of the Year (2023)
Selected Best Lawyers in America- Medical Malpractice and Plaintiffs Personal Injury (2010 – Present)
Florida Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers (2006 – Present)
Florida’s Legal Elite, Florida Trend Magazine (2006 – Present)
AV Preeminent® Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® (1997 – Present)
Trial Lawyer of the Year, American Board of Trial Advocates, Tallahassee Chapter (2006)


Capital Area Chapter of the Red Cross (Board of Directors)
Community Christian School (former Board of Directors)
Bond Community Health Center (former Board of Directors)
Pembridge Place Homeowners Association (former Board of Directors)