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.