E. Bay Mitchell
Judge Mitchell currently serves as Presiding Judge of Division III in Oklahoma City. He was born on Nov. 6, 1953. He grew up in Enid and graduated from Enid High School in 1972. He attended the University of Oklahoma, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1976 and a Juris Doctor degree in 1979. Mitchell worked in private law practice for 14 years in Oklahoma City and in Enid. In 1993, he became staff attorney to the Honorable Carl B. Jones of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals.
Gov. Frank Keating appointed Judge Mitchell to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in 2002, and the voters retained him in November 2004. Mitchell is a member of the Oklahoma and Oklahoma County bar associations. He is also a member of the OBA Appellate Practice Section, a Sustaining Fellow of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation and a member of the Oklahoma Supreme Court Committee for Uniform Jury Instructions. He is a former member of the OBA Administration of Justice Committee and was a volunteer at Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma. Judge Mitchell is currently a Master in the Ginsburg American Inn of Court.
He has been admitted to practice in all Oklahoma state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Judge Mitchell and his wife, Deborah, have been married for 30 years. They have three children - Elliot, Madeline and Adam.