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                           $75.00
                     Appeal filing                        $50.00 

For more information on the Supreme Court, please call (918) 207-3990.

Supreme Court Contacts


Lee W. Paden, Chief Justice 

Shawna S. Baker, Justice

Mark L. Dobbins, Justice

John C. Garrett, Justice     

Rex Earl Starr, Justice


Court Clerk

Kendall Bird

P.O. Box 1097

Tahlequah, Ok 74465

ph (918) 207-3990 fax (918) 458-9572