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United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma

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Northern District of Oklahoma
Tenth Circuit
OK-ND.gif
Chief:Gregory FrizzellJudges:4
Posts:4Vacancies:0
Active judges
DowdellEaganPayne
Senior Judges
EllisonKern
Magistrate Judges
McCarthyClearyWilson
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
1.1 Vacancy warning level
1.2 Jurisdiction
1.2.1 Cases heard
1.2.2 Case load
1.3 Clerk's office
1.4 History
1.4.1 Court history
1.4.2 Judicial posts
1.4.3 Notable decisions
1.4.4 Federal courthouse
1.5 Major news
1.6 See also
1.7 External links
1.8 References
2 Judges

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma is a United States district court.

The United States Attorney for the Northern District of Oklahoma represents the United States in civil and criminal litigation in the court. The current district attorney is Danny Williams. [1]

Vacancy warning level

The United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma's vacancy warning level is currently set at green. The court currently has no vacancies.

Jurisdiction

The Counties of the Northern District of Oklahoma (click for larger map)

The jurisdiction of the Northern District of Oklahoma consists of all the counties in the northern part of the state of Oklahoma.

When decisions of the court are appealed, they are appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals based in Downtown Denver at the Byron White Federal Courthouse.

Cases heard

The Northern District of Oklahoma has original jurisdiction over cases filed within its jurisdiction. These cases can include civil and criminal matters that fall under federal law.

Case load

Federal Court Case Load Statistics*
YearStarting case load:Cases filed:Total cases:Cases terminated:Remaining cases:Median time(Criminal)**:Median time(Civil)**:3 Year Civil cases#:Vacant posts:## Trials/Post
2012 1050107321231153 9706.711.839 (4.7%)1222
2011 1052112621781164 10146.310.844 (4.9%)1219
2010 1014109821121103 10096.510.840 (4.5%)8.824
2009 976111520911124 9677.29.641 (4.6%)022
2008 928110520331076 9576.28.950 (6.3%)026
20079821052203411558796.810.474 (9.7%)427
*All statistics are taken from the Official Federal Courts' Website and reflect the calendar year through September.    **Time in months from filing to completion.
#This statistic includes cases which have been appealed in higher courts.    ##This is the total number of months that any judicial posts had spent vacant that year.
OKN Terminations Filed.jpg OKN Median Times.jpg

Clerk's office

The Northern District of Oklahoma has only one courthouse. Phil Lombardi is the official clerk of court. Clerks' offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays. The contact information for the court is below:

Phil Lomabardi, Court Clerk
333 W. 4th St., Room 411
Tulsa, OK 74103

(918) 699-4700 Main Clerk's Number
(918) 699-4844 CM/ECF Help Desk
(918) 699-4711 Jury Administrator[2]

History

Court history

Federal courts in Oklahoma were established by Congress on June 16, 1906, with one post each for the Western and the Eastern districts. The Northern District of Oklahoma was established on February 16, 1925, with one post separated from the Eastern District of Oklahoma. Over time, three additional judicial posts were added for a total of four current posts.[3]

Judicial posts

The following table highlights the development of judicial posts for the Northern District of Oklahoma:

Year Statute Total Seats
February 16, 1925 43 Stat. 945 1
February 16, 1925 43 Stat. 945 1
June 22, 1936 49 Stat. 1804 2(1 Shared for 3 Districts)
May 19, 1961 75 Stat. 80 3(2 Shared for 3 Districts)
October 20, 1978 92 Stat. 1629 4(2 Shared for 3 Districts)
December 1, 1990 104 Stat. 5089 4(1 Shared for 3 Districts)
[3]

Notable cases

For a searchable list of opinions, please see Opinions for the Northern District of Oklahoma.


Federal courthouse

Major news

For new stories and other related material see Oklahoma judicial news.

See also

External links

References

Northern District of Oklahoma
Tenth Circuit
OK-ND.gif
Chief:Gregory FrizzellJudges:4
Posts:4Vacancies:0
Active judges
DowdellEaganPayne
Senior Judges
EllisonKern
Magistrate Judges
McCarthyClearyWilson
Former Judges
Key:
(Numbers indicate % of seats vacant.)
0%0%-10%
10%-25%25%-40%
More than 40%
Contents
1 Court
2 Judges
2.1 Active Judges
2.1.1 Article III judges
2.1.2 Pending appointments
2.1.3 Senior judges
2.2 Past judges
2.2.1 Former Chief judges
2.2.2 Former judges

Active judges

Article III judges

JudgeBornHomeAppointed byActiveChiefPreceededBachelorsLaw
Judge James Payne1941Lubbock, TXW. Bush 10/24/2001 - Present2002 - Present (EOK)Billy BurrageU. of Oklahoma, B.S., 1963U. of Oklahoma Law, J.D., 1966
Judge Claire Eagan1950Bronx, NYW. Bush 10/24/2001 - Present2005 - PresentThomas R. BrettTrinity College, B.A., 1972Fordham Law, J.D., 1976
Chief Judge Gregory Frizzell1956KansasW. Bush 2/2/2007 - Present3/14/2012 - PresentSven HolmesU. of Tulsa, B.A., 1981U. of Michigan Law, J.D., 1984
Judge John Dowdell1955Tulsa, OKObama 12/11/2012-PresentTerence KernWake Forest U., B.A., 1978U. of Tulsa Law, J.D., 1981


Pending appointments

There are no current pending appointments for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma.


Senior judges

JudgeAppointed byActiveChiefSeniorBachelorsLaw
Senior judge Terence KernClinton 6/9/1994 - 1/4/20101996 - 20031/4/2010 - PresentOklahoma State University, 1966University of Oklahoma Law School, 1969
Senior judge James EllisonCarter 11/2/1979 - 11/7/19941992 - 199411/7/1994 - PresentU. of Oklahoma, 1951U. of Oklahoma Law, 1951


Magistrate judges

JudgeActiveBachelorsLaw
Magistrate Judge Frank McCarthy
Magistrate Judge Paul Cleary7/2002 - PresentWorcester Polytechnic Institute, 1971University of Tulsa College of Law, 1981
Magistrate Judge Lane Wilson01/02/2009 - Present


Past judges

Former Chief judges

Former Chief JudgesTerm
Royce Savage1949 - 1961
Sven Holmes2003 - 2005
Thomas Brett1994 - 1996
Allen Barrow1962 - 1979
Harold Cook1979 - 1992
James Ellison1992 - 1994
Terence Kern1996 - 2003

In order to qualify for the office of Chief Judge in one of the federal courts, a judge must have been in active service on the court for at least one year, be under the age of 65, and have not previously served as Chief Judge. A vacancy in the office of Chief Judge is filled by the judge highest in seniority among the group of qualified judges. The Chief Judge serves for a term of seven years or until age 70, whichever occurs first. The age restrictions are waived if no members of the court would otherwise be qualified for the position. Unlike the Chief Justice of the United States, a Chief Judge returns to active service after the expiration of his or her term and does not create a vacancy on the bench by the fact of his or her promotion.[1][2]



Former judges


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