Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) appointed Stacie Hixon on March 10 to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. Hixon, a Tulsa-area attorney, replaces former judge Jerry Goodman, who retired in August 2019.
At the time of her appointment, Hixon was a partner at the Tulsa law firm Steadley & Neal. Goodman had served on the court since 1994 and would have been up for a retention election in 2020.
The Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals is an intermediate state appellate court composed of 12 judges in four divisions. Of the current judges on the court, six were nominated by a Democratic governor and six were nominated by a Republican governor.