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September 15, 2013

Smith named special district judge

CLAREMORE —

Judges from the 12th Judicial District have announced the appointment of David N. Smith as special district judge for Rogers County.
As a resident of Ada, Smith has practiced law for more than 30 years, and will be assigned to the family law docket in Claremore. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law and is highly recommended by the district judges, as well as members of his local bar. 
District Judge Dynda Post said she believes Smith will be a “great asset” in dealing with family law cases.
“His history of public service and commitment of professionalism and integrity within the bar will be beneficial to our court system,” said District Judge Dwayne Steidley.
Smith worked his first family law case 24 years ago, and has since recorded more than 5,000 trials. His current practice in Ada covers a total of eight surrounding  counties. 
Smith said he is “full speed ahead” in the transition to the Rogers County Courthouse and will begin his new position as special district judge on Oct. 1.
“I consider this appointment a great honor, and I appreciate the confidence that judges Post, McBride and Steidley have placed in me,” he said. “I will work hard for the citizens of Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties.”
Smith said he is looking forward to his new position and is humbled to have been given the opportunity to work in a place such as Claremore.
Smith has two children, Sam and Alexandra, who both attend the University of Oklahoma.

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