Governor Mary Fallin announced she is appointing Kelly Morgan Greenough to a district judge post serving Tulsa and Pawnee counties. Greenough will replace the late Carlos Chappelle, who retired last year.
Greenough currently is director of Tulsa County’s domestic violence court, which is the first of its kind in Oklahoma. She previously spent more than five years with the Tulsa County public defender’s office.
“Kelly Greenough is an experienced litigator who will serve the people of Tulsa and Pawnee counties well,” said Fallin. “She has amassed a wealth of legal experience that will make her an excellent judge.”
Greenough was responsible for designing and implementing Tulsa County’s integrated domestic violence court, which began operating in 2014. She now handles day-to-day operations of the court, along with financial reporting associated with the U.S. Department of Justice grant that funds the court.
Greenough previously represented children in adoptions, guardianships and high-conflict divorce and paternity cases as an assistant public defender. She also handled workers’ compensation cases in private practice and worked as an attorney for the State Insurance Fund.
Greenough earned her law degree from The University of Tulsa College of Law after receiving a bachelor’s degree from Oklahoma State University.
Greenough and her husband, Charles, have two children.