21st Apr 2014
The Honorable Jon K. Parsley was recently appointed District Judge for the First Judicial District in Oklahoma by Governor Mary Fallin. He was sworn in this morning, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Texas County Courthouse. Several honored guests were in attendance, including: Justice James E. Edmonson of the Oklahoma Supreme Court, who administered the oath of office along with Judge Parsley’s mother Gail, former District Judge Greg A. Zigler, Texas County Associate District Judge A. Clark Jett, who presided over the ceremony, Cimarron County Associate District Judge Ronald L. Kincannon, Beaver County Associate District Judge Ryan D. Reddick, Harper County Associate District Judge Megan L. Simpson, Chief Judge of the 26th Judicial District of Kansas Bradley E. Ambrosier, many of the attorneys who practice in the District, a number of Court Clerks, law enforcement personnel, and others who work in the District, and many friend and family members of Judge Parsley. It was a great ceremony followed by an enjoyable luncheon.
Congratulations to Judge Parsley on this new position and a great day today. Jon K. Parsley has been a colleague since I moved back to practice law in Guymon. I now look forward to practicing in front of Judge Parsley.
I practice law primarily in Guymon, Oklahoma and the surrounding communities of Texas County, Oklahoma, but I also practice routinely in the other two counties in the Oklahoma Panhandle – Beaver County to the East and Cimarron County to the West. Harper County is to the East of Beaver County, and because of the distance from Guymon, I practice in Harper County less frequently. Those four counties (Cimarron, Texas, Beaver, and Harper) comprise the First Judicial District in Oklahoma.
One interesting historical note that came out during today’s ceremonies was that Judge Parsley is just the 10th District Judge of the First Judicial District. As noted in an earlier post, Greg A. Zigler was the prior District Judge for the past sixteen plus years.
This blog contains general information and the opinions of the author – not legal advice; you should seek the advice of competent counsel (attorney/lawyer) when considering any legal issues.