Oklahoma Attorney Nominated To Federal Judgeship

Saturday, February 17th 2007, 2:55 pm
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ President Bush nominated an Oklahoma City attorney to a post as federal judge in the western district of Oklahoma.

The nomination of Timothy D. DeGiusti first must be considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If approved, the nomination would have to be confirmed by the full Senate.

DeGiusti, a partner in the firm of Holladay, Chilton and DeGiusti, has been tapped to fill the seat of retired U.S. District Judge Timothy Leonard.

DeGiusti, 44, received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1988. He served in the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General's Corps on active duty from 1990 to 1993, then for another 10 years in the JAG Reserve.

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Muskogee, a member of the Judiciary Committee, praised DeGiusti.

``Mr. DeGiusti is man of intelligence, high moral character and impeccable credentials,'' Coburn said. ``He has shown a commitment to equal treatment under the law and a great respect for the Constitution and the limited role of judges in applying the law.''

Law partner Don Holladay said DeGiusti's solid background as a litigator in state and federal court makes him an ideal choice for the bench. ``We don't want to lose him, but we're very proud.''