Thursday, March 8, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the selection of Judge Mark Barcus of Tulsa to fill a district court judge vacancy in the 14th Judicial District in Tulsa.
Barcus currently serves as the vice chief judge of the Domestic Relations Division in Tulsa County District Court. He previously served as a family court referee in Tulsa County District Court.
“Judge Barcus has proven to be a fair and effective judge and a dedicated public servant,” Fallin said. “I know he’ll work to defend both the letter and spirit of the law and will do a great job as Tulsa County’s new district judge.”
Barcus previously spent several years in private law practice in the Tulsa area. He served on the Tulsa Public Schools Board of Education. Barcus serves on a variety of organizations supporting the arts, including the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Arts Institute.
He served on the Family Law Executive Committee for the Oklahoma Bar Association and served on the Board of Directors for the Tulsa County Bar Association. He also participates in CRASHs Court, a program designed to teach high school students about the consequences of drunken driving.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Austin College and a law degree from the University of Texas School of Law.
“It’s a great honor and I thank Governor Fallin for selecting me for this judicial position,” Barcus said.
Barcus replaces Judge Tom Thornbrugh, who was appointed by Governor Fallin to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals District Three.