Speaker Date Topic
Judge Michael Tupper Jan 31, 2019
Drug Court
Drug Court

The Honorable Michael Tupper is a District Judge for the 21st Judicial District (Cleveland, McClain, and Garvin Counties).  Judge Tupper’s docket responsibilities include trial/disposition of civil cases, trial/disposition of criminal cases, and trial/disposition of divorce/paternity cases.  In addition, Judge Tupper presides over the Cleveland County Adult Drug Court, Mental Health Court, and Pre-trial Release Program.

Judge Tupper was appointed District Judge by Governor Fallin on December 1, 2017.  Prior to this appointment, Judge Tupper served as a Special Judge for Cleveland County from 2009 – 2017.  Prior to his judicial service, Tupper served as an Assistant District Attorney for the Cleveland County District Attorney’s Office from 2002 – 2008 wherein he was a member of the Major Crimes Unit.

Judge Tupper is passionate about therapeutic treatment courts and dedicated to enhancing access to treatment services for persons within the criminal justice system who have a substance use disorder and other mental illnesses.  Judge Tupper is a frequent speaker on Drug Courts in Oklahoma.  In 2017 and 2018, Judge Tupper was selected as the Judicial Representative for the State of Oklahoma at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) Spring Congressional Fly-Ins.  Judge Tupper is a former recipient of the Norman Next Under 40 Leadership Award, and the Professional Advocate of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Bar Association.

Judge Tupper is active with the Cleveland County Bar Association, having served in various executive positions.  Judge Tupper is active with local Non-Profits and serves on the Salvation Army Citizens Advisory Council, Parents Helping Parents, Inc., Board Member, and Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Judge Tupper attended Oklahoma State University from 1995 – 1999 receiving a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Political Science.  He then attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law from 1999 – 2002 receiving a Juris Doctor.

Judge Tupper is happily married to his wife Jennifer, who is an educator in Norman.  Together they are raising 3 children, 3 dogs, and a guinea pig.  Judge Tupper is a parishioner of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.  In his spare time Judge Tupper enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, camping and hiking, time at Grand Lake, and OU sporting events.      

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