Nowata County judge, lawyer at odds over supposed courtroom ban
BY MICHAEL MCNUTT NewsOK.com
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
10/31/12 at 6:13 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - An associate district judge told a state Supreme Court referee on Tuesday that he might have used the wrong words but never banned an Owasso attorney from representing clients in Nowata County District Court.
"I didn't ban the gentleman," Associate District Judge Carl Gibson said during a hearing before Supreme Court referee Daniel Karim. "I'm perplexed that he would take that position. The situation indicating that there was a ban is just absolutely incorrect."
The attorney, Perry Newman, said he is seeking clarification from the Supreme Court. He said he interpreted comments from Gibson that he was effectively banned from appearing in Nowata County District Court, and he wanted assurances that he wouldn't face a contempt of court charge if he appeared on behalf of clients at the courthouse in Nowata.
"I don't think he should handle any case that I'm ever an attorney of record on," Newman said.
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