Claremore attorney Robert Price has been chosen by the District Judges of the 12th Judicial District to fill a special district judge position.

District Judge James Goodpaster made the announcement Thursday.

The vacancy was created by the appointment of Sheila Condren to the associate district judge’s position in Rogers County.

Price is a graduate of Moore High School and the University of Oklahoma. Since graduating law school in 1973 he has held positions as Assistant District Attorney, Municipal Judge of Inola and other communities, Associate District Judge and District Judge in southeastern Oklahoma. Most recently he has served as a representative of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System in Craig, Mayes, Rogers and Nowata Counties.

While he practiced in Claremore for more than 20 years, he also served in other areas previously. He was selected as County Bar President and delegate to the Oklahoma Bar Convention in Leflore, Atoka, and Rogers County and licensed to practice law in the Eastern and Northern District of the Federal District Court. He is a previous winner of the Tri-County CASA Attorney of the Year Award.

As a special district judge, Price will be assigned to the Rogers County Court, but will serve also in Mayes and Craig Counties at the discretion of the district judges.