Scott D. Meaders
District 5, Office 4, Comanche and Cotton County
Bailiff: Bill Grimes
CSR: Robin Durham
Meaders was appointed District Judge for Comanche and Cotton Counties by Governor Mary Fallin in 2017. He served as Chief Judge for Comanche County in 2019 and holds that position again in 2022.
Meaders was born in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He graduated from Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1985. He received his bachelors of arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1989 and his juris doctorate in 1995.
After law school, Meaders practiced law in Southwest Oklahoma before joining the Comanche County District Attorney's Office in 1999. In 2003, he was mobilized in the United States Army Reserve and served on active duty as a judge advocate at Fort Sill, Oklahoma until 2005. In July 2005, Meaders was hired as an assistant city attorney for the City of Lawton. In 2008, he was mobilized a second time and served a one year combat tour in Iraq. He returned to Lawton in 2009 and served as Deputy City Attorney over civil litigation until taking the bench in 2017.
Meaders currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves and serves as a reserve military judge assigned to the Third Judicial District where he presides over general and special court-martial cases. In addition to his civilian education, Meaders is a graduate of the following military schools: the Judge Advocate General's Officer Basic Course, Charlottsville, Virginia (2002); the Judge Advocate General's Officer Advanced Course, Charlottsville, Virginia (2008); the Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas (2012); the Military Judge Course, Charlottsville, Virginia (2020).
Meaders manages a general jurisdiction docket in Comanche County and Cotton Counties that primarily consists of large civil cases, felony criminal cases, and cases involving family law.
Meades and his wife, Kelly have four children: Julianna, Mathew, Alex, and Sarah; a dog named Roxy and a cat named Pumpkin.