Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

The Great Seal of the Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation tribal court system consists of a trial court with a single judge and a three-member appellate court that can review decisions by the trial court that are appealed. The four judges serve staggered four-years terms and two are tribal members and two are non-tribal. The judges are appointed by the Choctaw chief and approved by the Choctaw Nation Tribal Council. A decision by the appellate court can only be overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. The appellate judges recently were asked to create a new code system for the Choctaw Nation court which is currently using the Court of Federal Regulations until the new system has been created and approved.

Worker’s Injury Code

Code of Civil Procedure

Choctaw Nation Adoption Code

Bar Assoc - Ethical Conduct - Judicial Cannon

Appeals Judges
Payton L. Phelps
325 W. Evergreen
Durant, OK 74701

Marion Fry
P.O. Box 535
Poteau, OK 74953

Warren Gotcher
323 E. Carl Albert Parkway
McAlester, OK 74501

Tribal Judges
David A. Burrage
P.O. Box 1727
Durant, OK 74702

Mitchell Mullin
P.O. Box 606
Wilburton, OK 74578

Frederick B. Bobb
P.O. Box 9
Antlers, OK 74525

District Judge
Steven L Parker
P.O. Box 540
Tecumseh, OK 74873

Appeals Court and District Court Clerk
Patty Daney
P.O. Box 702
Talihina, OK 74571