Monday, July 9, 2012
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Megan Simpson as an Associate District Judge in Harper County. She is replacing Judge G. Wayne Olmstead, who resigned.
Simpson of Clinton is currently the assistant district attorney in Custer County and previously had the same position in Texas County. She has experience with felony jury trials, including first-degree murder cases. Simpson has been practicing law since 1995 where she was in private practice. She also served as a contract attorney for the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, covering all indigent defense services for Woodward and Ellis counties. Simpson has tried approximately 65 criminal cases in her career.
“Megan’s experience in civil litigation, criminal defense and prosecution will help her immensely in the new role of associate district judge,” Fallin said. “I am confident she will serve the state well during her time on the bench.”
Simpson received a bachelor’s degree from Phillips University and a law degree from the University of Denver. Simpson was awarded the 2005 Professional Advocate Award as Prosecutor of the Year from the Oklahoma Bar Association Criminal Law Section.