John F. Reif

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John F. Reif is a justice on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. He was appointed by Governor of Oklahoma Brad Henry on October 22, 2007,[1] filling a vacancy created by the retirement of former Justice Robert E. Lavender.[2]

Prior to his appointment to the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Reif served on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals for nearly two decades and as a special district judge.[1] He had retired from the court and was working as an adjunct professor at Oral Roberts University when he was appointed.[1]

Reif earned a law degree and a bachelor’s degree at the University of Tulsa. He resides in Skiatook, Oklahoma with his wife.

Early life and career[edit]

Born on June 19, 1951, Reif earned both his law and bachelor's degrees at the University of Tulsa, receiving the former in 1977.[1] He served as the assistant district attorney for Tulsa County, Oklahoma after his graduation until he was appointed as special judge to Oklahoma's Fourteenth Judicial District.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Oklahoma State Court Network, "Supreme Court of Oklahoma," p. 8 (accessed June 23, 2010).
  2. ^ Office of Governor Brad Henry, "Gov. Henry Appoints Reif to Supreme Court," October 19, 2007 (accessed June 23, 2010).

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