District Judge, District 3, Office 1

The Judicial Nominating Commission seeks applicants to fill a vacancy for the position of District Judge for the Third Judicial District, Office 1. This vacancy is created by the retirement of the Honorable Brad D. Leverett effective May 1, 2023.

Office 1 is an at-large position to be appointed from the Third Judicial District, including, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa and Tillman Counties.  To be appointed to the office of District Judge for the Third Judicial District, Office 1, one must be a legal resident and registered voter of the district at the time (s)he takes the oath of office and assumes the duties of office. Additionally, prior to appointment, such appointee shall have had a minimum of four years’ experience in Oklahoma as a licensed practicing attorney, a judge of a court of record, or both.

Application forms can be obtained online at okjnc.com or by contacting Tammy Reaves at (405) 556-9300. Applications must be submitted to the Chairman of the JNC no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 14, 2023.  Applications may be mailed, hand delivered or delivered by third party commercial carrier.  If mailed or delivered by third party commercial carrier, they must be postmarked on or before April 14, 2023 to be deemed timely.  Applications should be mailed/delivered to: 

Jim Bland, Chairman
Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission
c/o Tammy Reaves
Administrative Office of the Courts
2100 N. Lincoln Blvd., Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105


  • Lewis A. Berkowitz, Edmond
  • Rafe R. Hall, Duke
  • Daniel C. Jacobsma, Altus
  • Rick Vernon, Altus
  • Eric Yarbrough, Mangum