John F. Reif is a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Democratic Governor Brad Henry appointed him on October 22, 2007. Reif was sworn into office on January 23, 2008 and retained by voters in November 2008. He will face another retention election in 2014, when his 6-year term ends.
Reif received his B.S. degree from the University of Tulsa in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of Tulsa in 1977.
Before receiving his law degree, Reif served as a police officer for the city of Owasso. Next, he was a Planner and Grants Specialist for the Indian Nations Council of Government. After receiving his J.D., Reif was Assistant District Attorney for Tulsa County from 1978 to 1981. In 1981, he became a Special District Judge for the 14th Judicial District. He served in this capacity until joining the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in 1984. He was appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court in 2007. 
Reif has frequently written publicly on the topic of ethical responsibility in legal affairs as well as other aspects of the law including summary judgments and standards of judicial review.
Awards, Memberships and Civic Activities
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Official biography of Judge Reif
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Project Vote Smart, Justice John F. Reif (OK)
- ↑ "Ethical Considerations For Evaluating Claims, Defenses and Other Matters Presented to Courts," Oklahoma Bar Association, December 13, 2003
- ↑ "Summary Judgment: What it Is and is Not," Oklahoma Bar Association, February 9, 2002
- ↑ "Standards of Review," Oklahoma Bar Association January 12, 2008