Scott Rowland – Presiding Judge

Judge Scott Rowland was appointed to the Court of Criminal Appeals, District No. 4, in November of 2017 by Governor Mary Fallin. He grew up in Wynnewood graduating from high school there in 1983, and then earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism/Political Science from the University of Oklahoma in 1987. After earning his Juris Doctorate cum laude from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1994, Judge Rowland served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Oklahoma, General Counsel to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, and for eleven years as First Assistant District Attorney in the Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office. He has lectured throughout the United States on various areas of criminal constitutional procedure, authored numerous articles on Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendment law, and has been an adjunct instructor of criminal and constitutional law at Oklahoma State University at Oklahoma City since 1998. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Hall of Fame in 2016, named outstanding Adjunct Faculty at OSU-OKC in 2017, Outstanding Oklahoma Prosecutor for 2013 by the Oklahoma District Attorneys’ Association, and State Prosecutor of the Year for 2001 and 2004 by the Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers. He and his wife, Shannon, live in Oklahoma City with their daughters Caroline and Emma.

Judge Scott Rowland, Melanie Stucky, Patty Moore-Grotta, and Kim Donaldson
Photo: Erin McGregor, Legislative Service Bureau Photography