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Tribal member Mike Haggerty has been appointed to tribal prosecutor within the Choctaw Nation Judicial system.

Choctaw Nation Promotes Haggerty to Tribal Prosecutor

Published May 21, 2024

DURANT, Okla. – The Choctaw Nation has announced the appointment of Mike Haggerty to tribal prosecutor, effective today. In his role he will lead the prosecution team within the Choctaw Nation Judicial system.

Since 2022, Haggerty has served as the Chief of the Criminal Division of the Choctaw Nation Tribal Prosecutor’s office. Haggerty also has more than 25 years of legal experience in private practice in Durant, OK.

During his time in private practice, Haggerty served as a member of the board of directors, treasurer, and president of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

“We are thrilled to promote Mike to tribal prosecutor,” said Brian Danker, senior executive officer of legal and compliance, “His commitment to justice, coupled with his expertise and leadership skills, will be instrumental in supporting the Choctaw Nation’s mission to uphold the law and serve our communities effectively. He has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to the Choctaw Nation’s mission of ensuring justice and integrity. He will continue working to ensure the laws of the Choctaw Nation are enforced and that our tribal members are protected.”

Haggerty, a tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, was born and raised in the Caddo area where his Choctaw ancestors had settled after the Trail of Tears. Haggerty attended the University of Oklahoma as a National Merit Scholar, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 and his Juris Doctorate in 1996.

About The Choctaw Nation

The Choctaw Nation is the third-largest Indian Nation in the United States with more than 225,000 tribal members and 12,000-plus associates. This ancient people has an oral tradition dating back over 13,000 years. The first tribe over the Trail of Tears, its historic reservation boundaries are in the southeast corner of Oklahoma, covering 10,923 square miles. The Choctaw Nation’s vision, “Living out the Chahta Spirit of faith, family and culture,” is evident as it continues to focus on providing opportunities for growth and prosperity.


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