Joe L. Heaton

Personal

Birthday: 
1951
Birthplace: 
Alva, OK
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Legislative assistant, U.S. Sen. Dewey F. Bartlett, Oklahoma, 1976-1977
Private practice, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1977-1992, 1993-1996
Adjunct instructor, University of Central Oklahoma, 1980-1981, 1992-1993
State representative, Oklahoma, 1984-1992
U.S. Attorney`s Office, Western District of Oklahoma, 1992-1993, 1996-2001; special assistant U.S. attorney and U.S. attorney, 1992-1993; first assistant U.S. attorney, 1996-2001

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, August 2, 2001; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Degree: 
B.A.
Degree Year: 
1973
Name of School - Second: 

University of Oklahoma College of Law

Our faculty, staff and administration are deeply committed to ensuring that each one of our students experience success in law school and beyond. All objective signs over the last decade affirm that success, as statistically 95-100% of those who matriculate will graduate, pass the bar examination on their first attempt, and find jobs in the field of their choice. In short, although our admission standards are very high, we do everything possible to help our students succeed.

Degree - Second: 
J.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1976

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma
Court Name: 

Oklahoma Western District Court

President Nominating: 
George W. Bush
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
12/10/2001
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