Larry E. Joplin

Score: 82%
Larry E. Joplin
Appointed by: Governor David Walters
Retention date: November, 1994

Judge Larry E. Joplin, District 4, Office 2. Born on August 9, 1946, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Joplin received a bachelor's degree and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Oklahoma. While in law school, Joplin was selected for the Oklahoma Law Review, and Moot Court, with his team placing third nationally his junior year. Joplin served as an attorney with Pierce & Couch from 1971 to 1973, and Bohannon & Barth from 1973 to 1976. He was a partner in his own law firm, Wheatley & Joplin, from 1978 to 1982, and a partner with Crowe & Dunlevy from 1982 to 1993. Joplin also served as a special prosecutor for the Oklahoma County District Attorney's office from 1976 to 1978, as director of the State of Oklahoma Office, Washington, D.C. in 1993, and as general counsel for the State Insurance Deparment from 1993 to 1994. Joplin was appointed as judge to the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals in November 1994. He married Susan Colley. They have three children - Karen, David and Matthew. Joplin's hobbies include travel and reading.