Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Scott D. Meaders, Lawton’s deputy city attorney, to fill a district judge vacancy in Comanche County. He is replacing Mark R. Smith, who retired earlier this year.
His appointment is effective immediately.
Meaders, of Lawton, has served as Lawton’s deputy city attorney since 2005. He is also a lieutenant colonel and a judge advocate in the Army Reserve. His 17 years of military service include a two-year mobilization with the Office of the Staff Advocate at Fort Sill between 2003 and 2005, and a one-year combat tour to Iraq in 2008-09.
Meaders began his legal career in private practice in 1996. In 1999, he joined the Comanche County district attorney’s office, where he served as an assistant district attorney until 2003.
“Scott Meaders has a wide knowledge of judicial matters, having worked both in the private and public sectors,” said Fallin. “His experience in the military justice system also will be helpful in dealing with cases involving those from nearby Fort Sill. He will serve the residents of Comanche County well.”
Meaders earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a juris doctorate from Oklahoma City University.
In addition to regularly representing the city of Lawton on cases in state and federal court, he has served as the legal adviser to the Lawton Urban Renewal Authority, the Lawton Planning Commission, the Lawton Board of Adjustment, and numerous municipal department directors and Army Reserve commanders.
“I am honored by the trust Governor Fallin has placed in me to serve as a Comanche County District Court judge,” Meaders said. “I am excited about this opportunity for continued public service and intend to work very hard on behalf of the people in this area.”
Meaders and his wife, Kelly, have four children, Juliana, 21, Mathew, 17, Alex 12, and Sarah, 9.