Burke Mordy

Burke Mordy

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Burke Mordy, born El Reno, Oklahoma, April 8, 1930; admitted to bar, 1954, Oklahoma; also admitted to practice before U.S. District Court, Northern, Eastern and Western Districts of Oklahoma, Fifth, Tenth Circuits.  Preparatory and legal education, University of Oklahoma (B.S., 1952; LL.B., 1954).  Assistant County Attorney, Carter County, Oklahoma, 1959-62.  Oklahoma Legislature, 1963-67, District Attorney, 20th Judicial District, Carter County, Oklahoma, 1967-71.  Oklahoma Crime Commission, 1967-71.  Member: Carter County and Oklahoma Bar Associations.  (Col., U.S. Air Force Reserves, ret.)

Burke served as the first District Attorney for the 20th Judicial District, after the position was established by the State Legislature in 1965.  The first District Attorney election took place in 1966 and Mr. Mordy served in that position from 1967-1971.

While a member of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Burke served as the Chief Counsel of the House Investigating Committee and as Prosecuting attorney during the impeachment trial of Supreme Court Justice N.B. Johnson.  The impeachment trial took place in 1965.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal
  • Civil Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Probate

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 1954


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • L.L.B.
  • University of Norman
    • B.S.

Published Works

  • Cohee v. State, 942 P.2d 211
  • Rowe v. Grand Jury of Johnston County, 708 P.2d 1082
  • Thomas v. State, 573 P.2d 1225
  • Webb v. State, 632 P.2d 428
  • McKinnon v. State, 651 P.2d 1066
  • Sartin v. State, 610 P.2d 262, 617 P.2d 219
  • Trett v. Oklahoma Gas & Elec. Co., 775 P.2d 275
  • Andrews v. State ex rel. Eskew, 618 P.2d 398
  • Patterson v. State, 735 P.2d 338
  • Diestel v. Hines, 506 F.3d 1249

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