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Governor Fallin Appoints Patrick Wyrick to Oklahoma Supreme Court

Governor Mary Fallin filled the vacancy on the Oklahoma Supreme Court left by the retired Justice Steven Taylor. Fallin appointed 35-year old former solicitor general Patrick Wyrick to the bench. Wyrick will serve a six-year term before his name appears on a ballot allowing voters to decide if he should remain on the bench. Applicants to the Oklahoma Supreme Court must be at least 30 years old and served as a judge or attorney for at least five years.

Wyrick is a native of Atoka with deep ties to Oklahoma’s second district. His family owns Wyrick Lumber Co. with locations in Atoka and Hugo. Before working in the attorney general’s office as solicitor general, Wyrick worked at the law firm GableGotwals as an associate attorney. Wyrick has three young children with his wife Jamie.

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