The Mayor, with the consent and approval of the Council, shall appoint a
qualified person, as provided by state law, and whose other
qualifications may be set by ordinance, as Judge of said Court with
the official title of Municipal Judge. The Judge shall serve for a
term of two (2) years beginning on May 1 of each odd numbered year,
and until his successor is appointed and qualified. Said Municipal
Judge shall be entitled to such compensation as may be prescribed by
Sherry Wallace DeBord
Sherry Wallace DeBord was appointed Municipal
Judge for the City of Perry in May 2009. Prior to her appointment Judge
DeBord served as Alternate Municipal Judge.
Judge DeBord, who is married to
native Perryian Jay DeBord, moved to Perry in January of 2000. Judge DeBord has been a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma for
over 22 years. During her legal career, Ms. DeBord has practiced in
the areas of civil litigation, criminal defense, and family law.
Prior to moving to Perry, Oklahoma Ms. DeBord's primary practice was
located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where her emphasis was in
criminal defense. She continues her law practice in addition to her duties as Municipal Judge.
Judge DeBord is a 1984 graduate of the University of Oklahoma where
she earned her bachelor of arts in political science with an
emphasis in Criminal Justice and Congressional Studies. She earned
her Juris Doctorate from the Oklahoma City University School of Law
Judge DeBord is member of the Oklahoma Bar Association where she is a
member of the Women in Law Committee and past member of the Law Day
Committee. Judge DeBord has served as the Noble County Bar President
for three terms. Judge DeBord has recently been elected Secretary to
the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Municipal Judges Association.
Judge DeBord is very active in her community where she was a
founding member of Leadership Noble County and has served in
capacities in several civic organizations.