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Governor Kevin Stitt Appoints Kaitlyn Allen to Serve as Oklahoma County District Judge

Monday, August 09, 2021

Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the appointment of Kaitlyn Allen to serve as an Oklahoma County District Judge. This is the governor’s fifth appointment to the Oklahoma County District Court.

I am pleased to appoint Kaitlyn Allen to be a judge in Oklahoma County,” said Gov. Stitt. “Her credentials as an attorney and her character prove her to be an excellent choice to fill this vacancy. I know she will hold this office with a high regard for the law and the state.

It is a true honor to be appointed by the governor to serve as a district judge,” said Allen. “Service to my state and my fellow Oklahomans is exceptionally important to me, and I am thrilled at the opportunity to continue to do so in this new role.”

Allen received her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University in 2011, following her graduation from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Prior to this appointment Allen has been a partner at Henry + Dow, PLLC in Oklahoma City since March 2019. Her experience also includes being an attorney at Chris Smith Law from March 2012 to September 2014, an associate attorney at Cordell and Cordell, PC from September 2014 to January 2015, and Senior Associate Attorney at Smith Simmons, PC from January 2015 to March 2019.

Allen is passionate about being a participative and influential community member in Oklahoma. She exemplified leadership as president of Sharing Tree from 2018 to 2020 and continues to be a member of the board. The Oklahoma Bar Association Family Law Section named Allen its 2020 Citizen Lawyer of the Year and Super Lawyers named her a rising star in 2019, 2020 and 2021. She is a member of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Inn of Court and a former member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City.

Allen’s appointment fills the vacancy for District 7, Office 2 created by the appointment of Judge Thomas E. Prince to the Court of Civil Appeals. 

Gov. Stitt’s appointment of Allen can be read here.

Last Modified on Aug 23, 2021
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