Justice Dana Kuehn

Supreme Court Judicial District 6

Justice Kuehn was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Kevin Stitt on July 26, 2021. Before being appointed, she was serving a 2-year term as Presiding Judge of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals to which she was appointed in 2017 by Governor Mary Fallin. She is the first woman in Oklahoma history to serve on both courts of last resort.

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she attended Oklahoma State University, receiving a Bachelors Degree in Political Science. Justice Kuehn was a top-ten graduate of the OSU College of Arts and Sciences and a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, of which she served as President. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1996.

After graduating law school, Justice Kuehn was a felony prosecutor for ten years with the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. She headed the Crimes Against Children Unit and served as Chief of the Juvenile Division. She was an Associate with the firm of Steidley & Neal from 1999-2000.

In 2006, Justice Kuehn was elected Associate District Judge of Tulsa County. Justice Kuehn served as Chief of the Civil Division at Tulsa County from 2010 through 2012. She teaches Evidence Workshop at the University of Tulsa College of Law. In May 201 7, she was inducted into the Tulsa College of Law Hall of Fame and received the Thomas Coffman Community Service Award.

Justice Kuehn is an active member of the Tulsa County Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Association. She is a recipient of the 2016 Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award. In 2017, the American Board of Trial Advocates recognized her as Judge of the Year for the State of Oklahoma.

She is a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.

News Mentions

Commencement Address

May 5, 2023

Justice Dana Kuehn gave the commencement address on May 5th for the 100th graduating class for the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame

May 4, 2023

Justice Kuehn, along with Judge Bill Musseman, Judge Jane Wiseman, and Judge Rebecca Nightingale celebrate Tulsa World Courthouse reporter, Bill Braun at his induction into the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame. 

Justice Speaks to Young Professionals

April 30, 2023

Justice Dana Kuehn spoke to Tulsa’s First Presbyterian Church’s Young Professionals at a dinner on April 30, 2023.

7th Grade Homeschool – Mock Trial

April 20, 2023

Justice Kuehn judged the 7th grade homeschool CC Mock Trial Teams final presentation of a criminal case April 19, 2023 in the Tulsa County Courthouse.

OU College of Law – Mock Trial

April 19, 2023

Chief Justice Kane along with Justices Gurich and Kuehn participated in judging the final round of the OU College of Law first year mock trial competition. It was an honor to participate, and the Justices were impressed with the participants.

Movie Night

April 7, 2023

Justice Noma Gurich moderated the Legally Blonde movie night CLE panel.  Justice Kuehn, Commissioner Osborn, and Judge Jane Wiseman (aka Vivian) were panelists. 

Constituting America

March 9, 2023

On March 8th, Justice Dana Kuehn taught all 9th grade students at Grant High School in Oklahoma City about the Oklahoma Constitution with Constituting America.

Recognition of Service

March 9, 2023

Justice Dana Kuehn presents a certificate of thanks to Jerry Franklin for his exceptional service on the Council for Judicial Complaints.  Jerry was honored by the Council members and the Director, Taylor Henderson.

2022 Elections

November 9, 2022

Oklahoma voters retained Justices Combs, Winchester, Rowe, and Kuehn for new terms on November 8, 2022.   Justices Combs, Winchester, and Rowe will serve a six-year term.  Justice Kuehn, appointed by the Governor on the retirement of Justice Tom Colbert, will finish his term in 2024. In 2024, she will be on the retention ballot for […]

Published Opinions

- Authored by Justice Dana Kuehn

This list contains published opinions in which the Justice is the author of the majority opinion. This is not an exhaustive list of works by the Justice. Per Curium opinons, secondary writings and general orders are not included.

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