Thursday, July 2, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Leah Jo Edwards as the district judge for Garvin and McClain Counties. Edwards, of Lindsay, succeeds Judge Greg Dixon, who resigned.
Edwards has served as the first assistant district attorney in Grady County since 2013. She previously served as a Grady County assistant district attorney.
As first assistant district attorney, Edwards managed employees and dockets of the Grady, Stephens, Caddo and Jefferson County district attorney offices while also trying criminal felony and misdemeanor cases.
“Leah Edwards will serve residents of Garvin and McClain Counties well,” Fallin said. “She is a proven and effective litigator in both public and private matters. She has a wealth of courtroom experience that she brings with her, which will serve her well in her new role.”
Edwards also was an associate and then a partner at the Park, Nelson, Caywood and Jones law firm, where she focused on family and criminal law matters. She also served as a municipal judge in Chickasha.
She currently serves as president of the Grady and Canadian County Women’s Service and Family Resource Center and was a founding member and former president of the Grady County Child Advocacy Team. She also was a founding member of the Coordinated Community Response Team.
Edwards received her law degree from the University of Oklahoma.