An Associate District Judge for Judicial District Number 15 of the state of Oklahoma, Judge Burris received his legal training at the University of Oklahoma Law School where he graduated in 1968. After playing on the state Championship football team at Muskogee High School, Burris attended Northeastern State University. While attaining his bachelor's degree from Oklahoma University, he was a member of the National Championship football team. From 1968 until 1973, Judge Burris served as an Assistant District Attorney in Sequoyah and Cherokee Counties as well as having a private practice. Judge Burris assumed his present position on the bench in 1973. Judge Lynn Burris was approved to the Judicial Appeals Tribunal in 1983 after his appointment by Principal Chief Ross Swimmer.*
*Biographical information taken from “The First Fifteen Years of the Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal” written by George N. Otey, III in 1990.