All Dockets Passed to May and Court Filing Counters Closed

The court clerk counters shall be closed effective immediately. All filings shall be submitted via email, facsimile, and or United Stated Postal Service. Parties and counsel shall look to the District Rules of Cherokee Nation Rules 1, 2, and 3 for guidance. (Supreme Court Rules 22, 23, and 24)

The regular District Court Friday dockets for March and April are hereby continued as follows:

March 20, 2020 continued to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

March 27, 2020 continued to May 22, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 3, 2020 continued to May 1, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 9, 2020 continued to May 8, 2020 at 1:00 PM,

April 17, 2020 continued to May 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM, and

April 24, 2020 continued to May 22, 2020 at 1:00PM.

The regular District Court Child Support docket for April is hereby continued from April 14, 2020 to May 19, 2020.

This order is subject to extension or modification as necessitated by this emergency.

For more information, please call court staff at (918) 207-3900.

SC-AD-20-01 Order Regarding the COVID-19

Justice Dwight W. Birdwell

Dwight W. Birdwell

Investor's Capital Building, Suite 200, 217 N. Harvey, Oklahoma City, OK  73102

(405) 236-4675 (Phone) (405) 235-1209 (Fax) (E-Mail)


Date of Birth: January 19, 1948

Marital Status: Married to Virginia for 36 years

Children: Stephanie Elaine and Edward Lyndon



University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, OK, J.D., May, 1976

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK, B.A., May, 1972

Stilwell High School, Stilwell, OK, May, 1966


Practice of Law for 29 years in Oklahoma City, OK, concentrating in Energy, Natural Resources and Indian Law

Former member and Chief Justice of the Tribunal, which is the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation, 1987 to 1999.  The Tribunal is responsible for resolving all disputes arising within the Cherokee Nation.

Co-author, A Hundred Miles of Bad Road, 1997, Ballantine Books


Awarded Silver Star for heroism in battle on January 31, 1968, Republic of South Vietnam.  Also awarded a second Silver Star for heroism in battle on July 4, 1968, and a Purple Heart.

Graduated with academic distinction, Northeastern State University

Graduated in the top ten percent of graduating class, University of Oklahoma College of Law and recipient of numerous Am Jr awards

AV rated, Martindale-Hubbell