Bob Lake Grove

Bob Lake Grove
Appointed by: Governor Brad Henry
Retention date: 2008

Born in Poteau, Oklahoma in the far eastern segment of our state, Bob Lake Grove was raised and educated 9 miles there from in Panama, Oklahoma. His father, Lake Grove, was a businessman and his mother, Helen, a classroom teacher for over 40 years.

After graduation from high school, he attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a BA, and the University of Oklahoma School of Law, graduating with a JD. He was active in student government and served both int he Student Senate and as Chairman of the University Judicial Board.

In his first position as an attorney, he handled almost exclusively workers' compensation litigation. Following, he served as Assistant District Attorney of Oklahoma county for nearly five years as a felony trial prosecutor. During this time he also instructed at the Oklahoma City Police Academy and acted as a spokesman for the District Attorney for the release of prosecution information.

Following his tenure as a prosecutor, he was engaged exclusively in litigation in the fields of criminal defense, matrimonial law, child custody, business litigation, probabe contests and workers' compensation. His representation included appearances and trials in federal, state and municipal courts throughout the state as well as arguments before the Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals in Oklahoma. In addition, he has spoken at many law seminars and for various civic groups, and while in private practice, made public appearances and participated in television productions and radio shows.

In 2007, he accepted a position of trial counsel for CompSource Oklahoma. Thereafter, Governor Brad Henry appointed him to a six-year term to the Workers' Compensation Court commencing in 2008.