Deborah B. Barnes
Judge Barnes received her bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and her law degree in 1983, from Oklahoma City University School of Law where she graduated first in her class. From 1985 to 1989 Judge Barnes was a staff attorney for former state Supreme Court Justice Ralph Hodges and has since worked in civil litigation, administrative law and commercial and business law. From 1997 to 2001 Judge Barnes was vice president, associate general counsel and corporate secretary for Oneok Inc. in Tulsa. The next year she began working in private practice at Crutchmer, Browers & Barnes.