Attorney Peggy Stockwell of Norman has taken an oath of office to serve on the state’s Judicial Nominating Commission. She is one of six lawyers on the 15-member commission, which plays a key role in the selection of Oklahoma judges.
Stockwell represents District 4, comprised of Caddo, Cleveland, Comanche, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, McClain, Pottawatomie, Tillman and Washita counties, as well as a portion of Oklahoma County. Also elected to the commission was attorney Mike Mordy of Ardmore, who represents District 3. The two attorneys were elected to the commission by their fellow lawyers in June.
Stockwell practices family law in Norman. She is also a mediator, arbitrator and guardian ad litem in family law cases. She served on the Oklahoma Bar Association Board of Governors from 2007-2009. She served as OBA vice president in 2012. She has served on several OBA committees including two terms on the Professional Responsibility Tribunal, which handles matters related to attorney discipline.
She has been an active member of the Cleveland County Bar Association and served as its president in 2000. She takes pro bono cases for Legal Aid Services and was awarded the Legal Aid Pro Bono Award in 1999 for her service. In addition, she was awarded the 1999 OBA Outstanding Service to the Public award. She received the Mona Salyer Lambird Spotlight Award in 2005. She is a 1983 graduate of the OU College of Law.