Bailiff: Monica, 405-713-1403
Clerk: Jennifer, 405-713-1405
Court Reporter: Ken, 405-713-1170
Today's Docket for Judge Stephen P. Alcorn
Judge Alcorn was appointed to the office of Special Judge of the District Court in October, 2004. After graduating from Austin High School in Southern Minnesota, he went on to receive his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Commercial Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, in 1989. Upon graduation Judge Alcorn served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army. Judge Alcorn was stationed in Kentucky, Germany and Korea. He fought in Operation Desert Storm where, in addition to other medals, he was awarded the Bronze Star. Judge Alcorn was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2004, after having attained the rank of major. Following his military service, Judge Alcorn managed commercial graphic art and printing businesses in Minnesota and Texas.
Judge Alcorn graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2000 and became an Assistant District Attorney in Oklahoma County. Judge Alcorn prosecuted misdemeanors and violent felonies to include murder; however he concentrated on narcotics cases. Many of Judge Alcorn’s cases were methamphetamine labs and he became one of the few prosecutors in the country to be clandestine lab certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency. Judge Alcorn left the District Attorney’s Office in 2004 and joined the law firm of Johnson and Hanan, where he specialized in medical malpractice defense. Judge Alcorn is a member of both the Oklahoma and Utah Bars and is licensed to practice in The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and The U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Since taking the bench Judge Alcorn has been recognized for his service as a Special Judge. He was the 2007 Outstanding Judge of the Year for the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court, and chosen as the Oklahoma CASA Judge of the Year in 2009. Judge Alcorn sits on the board of the Oklahoma Interviewing Services, an organization that provides interviews with compassion and expert care of children that have been victims of sexual assault.
When he’s off the bench Judge Alcorn and his wife Melissa are avid mountaineers, skiers, kayakers and rock and ice climbers. Judge Alcorn has certification from the American Mountain Guides Association as climbing instructor and holds a Level I Avalanche Professional Certification. Judge Alcorn enjoys volunteering for organizations that utilize climbing as a means to inspire and motivate teens and young adults, such as the Touchstone Youth Project of Oklahoma City (member of Advisory Board).