William R. Foster Jr.
Judge Foster graduated from Arkansas State University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In 1992, Judge Foster received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Arkansas. Upon graduation from law school, Judge Foster entered private practice in Nashville, Tennessee with the law office of Lionel R. Barrett.
Judge Foster is currently admitted to practice law in Oklahoma, Tennessee and Pennsylvania (currently inactive). From 1993 to 1999 he worked as an attorney for the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System. Following this, and prior to his appointment as a judge to the Workers' Compensation Court, Judge Foster clerked part time for the Honorable Charles S. Chapel, from April 1999 to August 2008, former judge of the Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals.