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Gov. Mary Fallin announced the appointment of Michael DeBerry to the 17th Judicial District Office of McCurtain, Choctaw and Pushmataha Counties. He is replacing Willard Driesel, who is deceased.
DeBerry of Idabel is the Associate District Judge in McCurtain County. He has served in various roles, including assistant district attorney, associate district judge, half- time assistant district attorney, municipal judge for the city of Idabel, first assistant district attorney and as a self-practicing attorney.
â€śJudge DeBerry is a lifelong resident of McCurtain County who has worked in the legal field in both the private and public sectors,â€ť Fallin said. â€śWith his experience, I am confident he will serve the state well in his new role.â€ť
DeBerry is a current member at the Idabel Chamber of Commerce, VFW, Masons, American Legion and the Oklahoma Bar Foundation.
He was also recognized in 2011 as an outstanding Oklahoma elected official for his work with child abuse prevention.
DeBerry received a bachelorâ€™s degree in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.
He and his wife Linda have two children.