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Oklahoma Indigent Defense System

Board of Directors


The Board of Directors is composed of five members appointed by the Governor for five-year terms with the advice and consent of the Senate. At least three Board members must be attorneys with criminal defense experience who are licensed to practice law in the State. The Governor designates one member as chair for the Board. No congressional district or county may be represented by more than one member on the Board. A Board member continues to serve until a successor is appointed, qualified, and confirmed by the Senate. 


Board Members

Jake Jones, III, Esq. - Chair
Kirk and Chaney        
101 Park Avenue, Suite 800
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102
Tel:     (405) 235-1333
Fax:     (405) 235-5914
Term Ending:   July 1, 2019

Dr. Kathryn A. LaFortune
205 E. Pine St..
Tulsa, OK 74106
Tel: (918) 591--6079
Term Ending: July 1, 2021


Patrick E. Moore, Esq.
One Edgevale Road
Okmulgee, OK 74447
Term Ending: July 1, 2018

Don G. Pope, Esq.- Vice Chair
702 Wall St., Ste 200
Norman, OK 73069-6361
Tel:     (405) 360-7555
Fax:     (405) 360-6990
Term Ending:   July 1, 2017


Patrick Cornell, Esq.
108 Rolling Hills
Clinton, OK 73601
Tel: (580) 323-1180
Fax: (580) 323-7074
Term Ending:    July 1, 2019


2016 OIDS Board Meeting Schedule

 In accordance with 25 O.S. section 311 (A)(1),
the following schedule was adopted by the Board.

January 15, 2016 10:00 am cancelled
January 22, 2016   Special Meeting 10:00 am Agenda
April 8, 2016 10:00 am Agenda
May 20, 2016 10:00 am cancelled
July 15, 2016 10:00 am cancelled
September 16, 2016 10:00 am Agenda
November 18, 2016 10:00 am Agenda

 Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held at: 
Oklahoma Indigent Defense System
111 N. Peters Ave Suite 500
Norman, Oklahoma 73069

Questions concerning Board Meetings should be directed to:

Angie L. Cole, Board Secretary