Presiding for the People

Choctaw Nation District Court

The District Court strives to incorporate traditional values into the Choctaw Nation judicial system, providing individualized, personal solutions to matters brought before it.

About the Choctaw Nation District Court

The Choctaw Nation District Court currently consists of two (2) district judges and one (1) special district judge, as may be appointed according to law.

All decisions made by the District Court will be recognized by the state and CFR courts. The District Court will focuses on family issues such as divorce, child custody, child support, parental rights, visitation and adoption, civil matters, juvenile matters, and guardianship.

The Court also presides over criminal matters in accordance to the Tribal Law and Order Act adopted into the Choctaw Nation legislation in 2015.

This Court is designed to assist the Choctaw people, but it will accept others into the Court upon execution of certain waivers.

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Providing support and service to our Choctaw families is a top priority of the Court. Our mission is to always seek the best interests of our children.

Choctaw Nation District Court Clerk Offices

District Court Clerk – Susan Lozano

2250 Chukka Hina Drive, Durant, OK 74701
580-294-8280, ext. 4301
slozano@choctawnation.com

First Deputy Court Clerk – Shelbi Phelps

2250 Chukka Hina Drive, Durant, OK 74701
580-924-8280, ext. 4517
sphelps@choctawnation.com

Judge’s Clerk – Gena Belcher

2250 Chukka Hina Drive, Durant, OK 74701
580-924-8280, ext. 4158
gbelcher@choctawnation.com

Deputy Court Clerk – Chelsey Phillips

2250 Chukka Hina Drive, Durant, OK 74701
580-924-8280, ext. 2272
chelseyp@choctawnation.com

Deputy Court Clerk – Rachael Smith

2250 Chukka Hina Drive, Durant, OK 74701
580-924-8280, ext. 4881
rdsmith@choctawnation.com

Choctaw Nation District Court Judges

Presiding District Judge

Richard Branam

District Judge

Mark Morrison

District Judge

Rebecca Cryer