Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Steven Kendall as the associate district judge for Garvin County. He is replacing Judge John Blake who is retiring. Kendall will begin service immediately.

Kendall, of Pauls Valley, is currently an attorney at Garvin, Agee, Carlton and Mashburn, a law firm that focuses on civil and commercial litigation.

He previously served as a private practice attorney while contracting with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System. Kendall also served as an assistant district attorney in Cleveland County.

“Throughout his career, Steven Kendall has proven himself to be an effective professional who has served in both the public and private sector,” Fallin said. “With his many years of service, I know he will serve the state and Garvin County well.”

He was also in the United States Army Reserve and received an honorable discharge in 1990.

Kendall served as a member on the board of Legal Aid of Western Oklahoma and as the president of the Garvin County Bar Association.

He received a bachelor’s degree in history from West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, and a law degree from the University of Oklahoma.

He and his wife Shari have three children.