Supreme Court Information

The Cherokee Nation Judicial Appeals Tribunal (JAT) was created by Article VII of the 1975 Constitution.  The 1999 Cherokee Constitution then changed the name of the court to the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court in Article VIII Section 1. It is comprised of five Justices.  The Supreme Court has appellate jurisdiction and other jurisdiction as conferred by statue.


The following filing fees apply to Supreme Court Cases:

                     Case filing                           $150.00
                     Appeal filing                         $100.00 


For more information on the Supreme Court, please call (918) 207-3900.


Court Clerk:   Kendall Bird 

                      P.O. Box 1097 Tahlequah, Ok 74465 

                      ph (918) 207-3900 fax (918) 458-9572  

Supreme Court Justices


Left to Right: Rex Earl Starr, Justice; Shawna S. Baker, Justice; John C. Garrett, Chief Justice; Tina Glory Jordan, Justice Mark L. Dobbins, Justice