Wednesday, July 13, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today appointed Edmond resident Roger H. Stuart as a district judge in Oklahoma County. Stuart is replacing Justice Noma D. Gurich, who resigned after being appointed to the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Stuart will serve out the remainder of Gurich’s term, which ends in January of 2015. District judge is an elected office, with the next election being held in November of 2014.
Most recently, Stuart has served as a special judge in the Juvenile Division of the Oklahoma City District Court while working as an adjunct professor at OCU Law School. Previously, he served as the assistant general counsel to the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, an assistant United States attorney in the Western District of Oklahoma and an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma County. In the private sector, Stuart worked as an assistant general counsel to the Kerr McGee Corporation.
“Judge Stuart is a dedicated public servant with an astute legal mind,” said Fallin. “I know he will work to defend both the letter and the spirit of the law. I am proud to appoint him as Oklahoma County’s new district judge.”
Stuart has been named an “Oklahoma Judge of the Year” by the State Court Appointed Special Advocate Board and has received the “Champion of Children” Award from the State Foster Care Association.
He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and University of Oklahoma School of Law. He and his wife Jan have three children, Brad, Sarah and Britney Stuart.
“It’s a great honor to be chosen to serve in this position,” said Stuart. “I will continue to work to uphold justice and the law in my new role.”