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Friday, January 17, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of Laura Farris as the associate district judge for Creek County. 

“Laura Farris is a proven and dedicated public servant who has faithfully served the people of Creek County for 20 years,” said Gov. Stitt. “I look forward to seeing her expertise and hard-work on display as the newest associate district judge in Oklahoma.”

“I am honored to have been chosen by Governor Stitt to serve the citizens of Creek County” said Farris. “It is humbling to have his trust and support, and I look forward to serving my community with the independence and impartiality required of a judge.”  

Laura Farris has served as a career prosecutor with the Creek and Okfuskee County District Attorney’s Office for 20 years. For the first decade of her tenure in the DA’s Office, Farris handled the juvenile deprived and delinquent dockets. Through that experience, she developed an expertise in juvenile law and continues to teach law enforcement courses each year in that subject. She also teaches ethics each year to new prosecutors on behalf of the Oklahoma District Attorney’s Council.  

For the past ten years, Farris has been assigned to handle the most complex investigations and trials for Creek and Okfuskee Counties, where she has successfully litigated hundreds of cases in order to protect victims of violent crimes.  

In addition to her role as a trial lawyer, Farris has successfully implemented the Mental Health Court Program for Creek and Okfuskee Counties, the child abuse multidisciplinary teams for Creek and Okfuskee Counties, and developed a Personal Recognizance Bond Program to allow indigent defendants to be released without cash bail. She also successfully created a Gang Task Force to share information among state, federal and tribal agencies working in Creek and Okfuskee Counties, successfully collaborated with local departments to create the first cell phone forensic center in the area, and successfully collaborated with a local police department to create the first internet crimes against children program in Creek County.

Farris graduated with highest honors from the University Of Tulsa College Of Law in 1999.

Creek County is in the 24th Judicial District, which includes Creek, Okfuskee and Okmulgee Counties. 


Last Modified on Aug 13, 2021
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