Patrick Wyrick

Score: 64%
Patrick Wyrick
Appointed by: Governor Mary Fallin
Retention date: November 6, 2018

Patrick Wyrick was born on March 11, 1981, in Denison, Texas. Wyrick is a fourth-generation native of Atoka County, which is home to the family business, Wyrick Lumber Company. He graduated from Atoka High School in 1999, and attended the University of Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship. After graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in sociology in 2004, Wyrick entered law school at the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where he graduated with distinction in 2007.

Wyrick began his legal career in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as a law clerk to Judge James Payne, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Oklahoma. After his one-year clerkship ended, Wyrick joined the law firm of Gable Gotwals, where he practiced general civil litigation.

In 2011, Wyrick was named Oklahoma’s first Solicitor General, and served in that position for six years under Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt. As Solicitor General, Wyrick was the chief appellate lawyer for the State of Oklahoma, supervising all appellate litigation on behalf of the Office of the Attorney General and directly handling appeals determined to be most significant to Oklahoma and to the development of federal and state jurisprudence. During his time as Solicitor General, Wyrick appeared in numerous high-profile cases in courts across the country, including before the U.S. Supreme Court. On February 9, 2017, Governor Mary Fallin appointed Wyrick to the Oklahoma Supreme Court.

Wyrick filled the seat left vacant by the retirement of Justice Steven Taylor, who had served as a Justice since 2004. Wyrick and his wife, Jamie, were married in 2004. They have twin boys, Cole and Carter, and a daughter, Claire.