MIAMI TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA COURT


About the Court

Tribal sovereignty and self-determination are marked by a tribe’s ability to establish its own laws, to be governed by them and to enforce them in its own forum.  The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma Tribal Court is essential to and serves as the guardian of the Tribe’s sovereignty, implementing the Tribe’s inherent sovereign authority to enforce laws, adjudicate disputes and, to assist in protecting tribal members, especially tribal children, as well as protecting tribal lands, natural and cultural resources, and other tribal assets.

The Tribal Court is comprised of a District Court and a Court of Appeals.  The District Court is comprised of civil, criminal, and civil trial divisions, which is overseen by a Chief Judge.  Court is held at 3510 P St., NW, according to a posted docket.  District Court proceedings are open to the public, except in cases involving juveniles or in other proceedings that the presiding judge determines to close for good cause. 

The Court of Appeal Court is comprised of a Chief Justice who oversees the Court and 4 Associate Justices.  The Court sits in panels of three justices and considers appeals from final decisions of the District Court and certain interlocutory matters.

 

 

JUDICIAL BRANCH 

MIAMI TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA DISTRICT COURT

Chief District Judge Charles Tripp

Civil Division Judge Robert Gifford

 

MIAMI TRIBE OF OKLAHOMA APPELLATE COURT

Chief Justice Robert A. Blaeser

Associate Justice Terry Mason Moore

Associate Justice William R. Norman, Jr.

Associate Justice Gary S. Pitchlynn

Associate Justice Lawrence S. Roberts

 

JUDICIAL BRANCH CONTACTS

ADMINISTRATION

Gloria Steed, Court Director                           918-541-1322             gsteed@miamination.com

 

COURT CLERK 

Karissa Cantwell, Court Clerk                        918-541-1456             kcantwell@miamination.com

 

COURT PERSONNEL

Cynthia Burlison, Presenting Officer/Prosecutor                                Contact Court Clerk

Curt Lawrence, Guardian Ad Litem                                                    Contact Court Clerk

Wanda Stovall, ICW Coordinator                  918-541-1381             wstovall@miamination.com
               (Interm)

Ronnie Gilmore, Bailiff/Probation                  918-541-1453             rgilmore@miamination.com    

Chuck North, Bailiff                                       918-541-1453             cnorth@miamination.com