Oklahoma County Judges


Judge Barbara G. Swinton

District Judge

Bailiff: Lisa, 405-713-7109

Clerk: Patty, 405-713-7102

Court Reporter: Cynthia, 405-713-1138


Barbara Swinton was elected as District Judge for Oklahoma County in November 2002 and has served in that capacity since 2002. Prior to her election, Judge Swinton served as a Special Judge from 1996 to 2002.

Hometowns include Oklahoma City, Okmulgee and Tulsa – where Barbara graduated from Nathan Hale High School. She graduated with a B.S. with honors in Political Science from Oklahoma State University in 1982. She later graduated from Georgia State University School of Law in 1991. She has also lived in Manhattan, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Barbara also serves on the Board of Directors of Justice Alma Wilson Seeworth Academy, Board of Deacons for Crown Heights Christian Church and is Past District President of the National Exchange Club.

She is currently Chairman of the Oklahoma Trial Judges Association; member of the Oklahoma Bar Association Professionalism Committee; member of the Luther Bohanan Inn of Court; and has been awarded the Leadership in Law award from the Journal Record in 2007.