Press Release

July 17, 2020

GOVERNOR STITT APPOINTS OKLAHOMA COUNTY DISTRICT JUDGE

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OKLAHOMA CITY (July 17, 2020)— Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of Sheila Stinson as a District Judge for Oklahoma County.

“Judge Stinson is a dedicated and proven legal professional” said Gov. Stitt. “Her years spent in private practice, combined with her experience serving as an Oklahoma County Special Judge, has prepared her to step into this role. I look forward to seeing her serve the people of Oklahoma County with integrity and honor.”

"It is an honor to be appointed by Governor Stitt as the newest Oklahoma County District Judge," said Stinson. "As a lifelong Oklahoman, I look forward to serving the residents of Oklahoma County in this new capacity with independence, integrity, professionalism, and impartiality." 

Oklahoma County Special Judge Sheila Stinson is an experienced civil litigator and trial attorney who has resolved hundreds of disputes on the Family and Domestic docket in Oklahoma County since she assumed the post in June 2017. Prior to this, Stinson was the owner and managing member of Stinson Law Group from 2014 to 2017 and served as an adjunct professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law from 2015 to 2017. 

Stinson previously served as an associate attorney at Kirk & Chaney, PLLC and Walker, Ferguson & Ferguson. Stinson has also served as a law clerk for Judge Gary Lumpkin at the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.

Stinson is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, Oklahoma County Bar Association, Oklahoma Judicial Conference Board of Directors, Oklahoma Judges Association and University of Central Oklahoma Foundation Board of Trustees.

She is a recipient of a variety of honors and awards, including: Judge of the Year, Oklahoma Bar Association (Family Law Section); Beacon Award, Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Leadership in Law Award, Journal Record; Achievers Under 40 Award, Journal Record; and AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell.

Stinson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Oklahoma (1999) and a Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law (2002). A native of Boise City, she resides in Edmond with her husband, Preston Stinson, and two children.

Oklahoma County is in the 7th Judicial District.

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