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Grad confirmed as judge for Cherokee Nation

Trial attorney and TU Law graduate T. Luke Barteaux JD was recently confirmed as a judge of the Cherokee Nation District Court sworn in by Cherokee National Supreme Court Chief Justice John Garrett. Since 2011, Barteaux has worked as a trial attorney with Fry & Elder in Tulsa and served on the editorial board of the Cherokee Phoenix from 2014 to 2017.

In a story published by the Cherokee Phoenix, Tribal Council Speaker Joe Byrd said, “We have an entire generation of tribal citizens who are better educated, and they will take us far in the future. Like Luke Barteaux, they are pursuing careers in law, medicine, engineering and business. Bart Fite brought a level of sophistication to our courts. I believe, given time, Barteaux will do the same.”

Barteaux received a Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs and Administration from the University of Oklahoma and obtained his Juris Doctorate from The University of Tulsa College of Law.