Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals

David B. Lewis, Vice-Presiding Judge

District No. 5

Judge David Lewis was born in Ardmore, Oklahoma, and is the first African American to serve on the Court of Criminal Appeals. He currently serves as Presiding Judge. Governor Brad Henry appointed him to the court on August 4, 2005. Lewis earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1980 and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 1983. He served four years as a Comanche County prosecutor. Lewis was a special judge from 1991 to 1999. He was a district judge for Comanche, Stephens, Jefferson, and Cotton counties from 1999 to 2005. He has served as a past president of the Oklahoma Judicial Conference and is a fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Association. He was a selected member of the Class of 2008 Henry Toll Fellowship Program of the Council of State Governments. He also served as past chairman of Reach Out and Read Oklahoma. Judge Lewis has two children.

You may find Judge Lewis' email address at the court's contact page