Judge Brad Leverett announces retirement


With a career in law spanning almost forty years, Judge Brad Leverett has announced his retirement as District Judge for the Third Judicial District of the State of Oklahoma. District III includes the counties of Jackson, Harmon, Greer, Kiowa, and Tillman Counties in Southwest Oklahoma.

Judge Leverett started his legal career as a State Prosecutor in 1985. He was first assigned to Woods County, Oklahoma and then to Garfield County. He returned home to Altus in 1991 to become the First Assistant District Attorney for District III.

In 1997, Judge Leverett became a partner in the law firm of Olson, Hall, Darby and Leverett and continued in the private practice of law until 2007, when Judge Richard Darby appointed him to the

Special Judge position in Jackson County. Judge Leverett was elected to the office of District Judge in

November 2018.

Judge Leverett’s wife Robin recently retired as a court reporter in District III. Their son Travis is a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, and daughter Holly is a registered nurse at Lakeside Women’s Center in Oklahoma City.

Judge Leverett stated, “It’s been quite a privilege for me to have the opportunity to serve the citizens of this area as a prosecutor, private attorney and judge. I appreciate the confidence placed in me, and I have enjoyed every day of it. However, there comes a point where you know it is time for you to move on to explore God’s callings for you in other areas. Robin and I are excited about the future and having the chance to spend more time with our kids and grandkids.”

Judge Leverett’s last official day as District Judge will be April 28, 2023. A reception honoring his long-time service will be held at the Jackson County Courthouse on April 28, 2023, at 2 p.m.

According to State law, the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Committee will conduct interviews and submit a list of three qualified candidates to the Governor’s Office and it will be up to Governor Stitt to appoint Judge Leverett’s replacement.


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