William J. Musseman

Judge William J. Musseman, District 1, was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and graduated from Union High School in 1991.  He pursued his college education at Northeastern State University where he played soccer.  He graduated from Northeastern State University in 1995 and then earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1997. He served 11 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office as a prosecuting trial attorney and supervisor.  He was later named Director of the Major Crimes team where he was responsible for the prosecution of major crimes, homicides and death penalty cases.  Musseman was designated as a Special Assistant United States Attorney with authorization to conduct grand jury investigations and pursue joint federal/state investigations and prosecutions.  In December 2009, he became a Special Judge in the 14th Judicial District covering Tulsa and Pawnee Counties.  He was then elected District Judge and served in that role from 2011 to 2022 and also served as Presiding Judge.  Musseman was selected to serve as a trial judge member of the Court on the Judiciary and was a member of the Assembly of Presiding Judges.  He served as Chief of the Criminal Division and was a member of the Executive Committee for the 14th Judicial District.  Governor Stitt appointed Judge Musseman to the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on March 4, 2022.  He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Tulsa County Bar Association.  Musseman served as chairman of the Oklahoma Uniform Criminal Jury Instruction Committee and is now the liaison to that committee for the Court of Criminal Appeals.  Musseman and his wife, Keirsten, grew up together in Tulsa, attending elementary, junior high and high school together.  They married and made Tulsa their home, where they raised three children.

Thomas Sasser, Judge William Musseman, Kari Wilder, and Margie Weaver