Monday, December 1, 2014

Cripps Reappointed as Muscogee (Creek) Nation Judge


Sallisaw attorney John T. Cripps was reappointed this week to a four-year-term as a Muscogee (Creek) Nation district judge. Chief George Tiger submitted the reappointment, which was approved by a unanimous vote of the tribal council Saturday at tribal headquarters in Okmulgee. A member of the Cherokee Nation, Cripps has served as a judge for the Cherokee Nation since 1999 and as a district court judge for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation since 2012. Cripps serves as a family court judge in the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Division. With a law practice in Sallisaw since 1975, Cripps also serves on the board of Sequoyah Memorial Hospital in Sallisaw since 1977 and served as chairman of the board from 1990 to the present. He is also a municipal judge for many area towns and cities, including Sallisaw which he has served from 2011 to the present. He received his juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 1975. 

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