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Janice Steidley

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District Attorney

Rogers County

Employment History

  • District Attorney
  • Drug Court Coordinator
  • Next District Attorney
  • District Attorney
    Mayes County
  • District Attorney
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Rogers County District ..., 29 July 2014 [cached]
Rogers County District Attorney Janice Steidley sends a text threatening "war" if a Mayes County Deputy Sheriff does not comply with her demands, saying "(sic) Your continuous talking about me and ive had enough so it's either going to stop or your going to have a war on your hands" and "I'm done eating s**t sandwiches. (Source: Grand Jury Interim Report)
John Singer files a lawsuit in federal court, saying Steidley and an assistant district attorney had fabricated perjury allegations against him.
Singer alleged Steidley began questioning his credibility after Singer's wife expressed an interest in campaigning against Steidley for the DA's job.
Janice Steidley and two assistant district attorneys file a libel lawsuit against the Claremore Daily Progress alleging the local newspaper repeatedly published articles containing false information about the District Attorney and her assistants.
O'quin had announced plans to run against Steidley for the DA's job.
Steidley and her foes alike welcomed the multi-county grand jury as a way to clear the air after months of allegations.
Steidley and the two assistants who previously sued the newspaper for libel file a lawsuit against Singer, Rogers County Sheriff Scott Walton and others who had circulated a citizens petition to empanel a grand jury to investigate alleged misdeeds in the District Attorney's office.
A multicounty grand jury released a 74 page interim report that cited insufficient evidence to bring charges against Steidley or others in the DA's office, but which was otherwise cited an "appearance of impropriety," indications that were "consistent with a theme of allegations that District Attorney [Steidley] used undue influence and threatening tactics. The grand jury report in come instances lashed out at accused and accusers, citing "an overarching theme by both sides of systemic institutionalized bullying, and a profound lack of courtesy and professionalism in dealings between District Attorney [Steidley] and certain law enforcement agents in Rogers and Mayes County."
Voters oust Steidley in the Republican primary race for Rogers County District Attorney preferring Claremore City Attorney Matthew Ballard in a 61 percent landslide on a split ticket in which Steidely received less than 14 percent of the vote.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt stepped into the Rogers County controversies again, this time replacing Janice Steidley's office as legal counsel for the Rogers County Board of Commissioners after an assistant DA reportedly advised the board to meet in a closed session to legal matters without an attorney's presence in the closed meeting.
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The newspaper also reported allegations ..., 21 Dec 2013 [cached]
The newspaper also reported allegations that Rogers County District Attorney Janice Steidley conspired with an assistant to manufacture bogus allegations of perjury against a Claremore police officer who had publicly criticized the office for poor performance and corruption.
Steidley did not return a phone message seeking comment but has called the allegations against her "baseless and pathetic."
Steidley cleared of most ..., 21 May 2014 [cached]
Steidley cleared of most accusations same day
It was the same day Oklahoma's attorney general announced Janice Steidley was clear of nearly all criminal accusations against her.
Steidley serves as district attorney for Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties.
Steidley held a press conference inside the Rogers County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon, announcing "I knew all along I [was] innocent, and now I'm clear."
But, a grand jury is still looking into one accusation against Steidley.
Steidley waited six months for this multi-county grand jury's decision.
"My son was confronted at school and told his mother was a liar and fraud and that I'm going to jail," Steidley said Wednesday.
Steidley says she called the Rogers County Sheriff and Claremore police chief Wednesday morning to mend fences.
Those two law enforcement agencies spearheaded this investigation, collecting about 6,900 people to sign a petition.
Steidley says she takes great offense at the person who placed the bomb.
"I take that to heart, my children live there," she said. "In fact, my kids typically get the mail. Thank goodness they didn't yesterday, and thank goodness it already detonated before our postal carrier opened my mailbox."
Steidley says U.S. postal inspectors and her team are investigating. She believes detectives will catch the suspect, thanks to a neighbor's surveillance cameras.
Attorney News Aug 2010: Attorney and Law Firms, 1 Aug 2010 [cached]
Claremore attorney Janice Steidley will be the next district attorney for Mayes, Rogers and Craig counties. (Tue, 03 Aug 2010 11:59:38 -0700)
Janice Steidley for ..., 19 April 2011 [cached]
Janice Steidley for DA
As the campaign closes, Janice Steidley has focused on the issues.
"I entered this race because we need a positive change in the DA's office," Janice said. "I am so humbled that so many people have recognized the same problems that I've seen and are supporting my bid for positive change."
Janice Steidley has earned the endorsement of law enforcement organizations in all three counties of the 12th District with her focus on solutions.
Here are some of the issues that have caused so many individuals to support Janice Steidley for District Attorney:
Janice Steidley believes taxpayers deserve the best defense.
• In Craig County, a 210-pound man bounced and shook his two-month-old son until he turned blue and his brain began bleeding. The man confessed, saying that he knew he needed help and realized he could have killed the baby.
He was jailed on $100,000 bond but released in a few days after the DA's office agreed to lower the bond to $15,000. He could have received a life sentence. Instead, he cut a deal with the DA for a five-year deferred sentence-meaning he'll emerge with a clean record. (Case #CF-09-227).
Janice Steidley is.
Janice Steidley recognizes that the DA's office must handle a wide variety of critical tasks effectively and efficiently.
We need a DA who gets the job done right instead of making excuses. We need better management. We need someone with a broad range of experience. We need Janice Steidley. Please vote July 27.
Janice Steidley, candidate for District Attorney, has earned the endorsement of the Pryor Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 116 Bargaining Unit. Click here to read the Pryor Endorsement.
Voters are invited to learn more about Janice at two Meet and Greet events.
Friday, July 9, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm, voters are invited to visit with Janice at the Law Office of Kimberly Appelman and Brandy O'Brian at 2170 N. Old Hwy 66, Catoosa (caddy corner from Reasors).
Janice will speak at 5:30 pm.
Janice Steidley has received endorsements from the Claremore Fraternal Order of Police and the Vinita Fraternal Order of Police.
Janice Steidley has a broad range of experience as a prosecutor, drug court coordinator, attorney in private practice, college teacher, mother of three and school volunteer. Her proven management and organizational abilities have earned the endorsement of law enforcement officials and other citizens.
"I'm humbled by all the support I have received," Janice said. "It shows that there really is a need for a positive change in the District Attorney's office."
See the endorsement page for the complete text of both endorsements and other people who have endorsed Janice Steidley.
Janice Steidley is seeking the Democratic nomination for District Attorney in the 12th Judicial District, saying the office must provide better and more efficient service to the people of Rogers, Mayes and Craig counties.
Janice has experience as a prosecutor, drug court coordinator, attorney in private practice, college teacher, mother of three and school volunteer. The Steidley family's roots go back four generations in Rogers County.
"It is time for a positive change," Janice said in announcing her candidacy. "Solving the problems means breaking with the past."
Janice says she will be a working prosecutor with her own docket of court cases, automatically adding a prosecutor to the District Attorney's office. That will allow cases to be handled more promptly.
"My motto is, 'Get it done'," she said.
As District Attorney Janice says she will:
Janice, 39, is a cum laude graduate of the Oklahoma City University School of Law, where she met her husband Larry during her first year.
They returned to his home town of Claremore, where she joined the District Attorney's office in 1999, handling misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile cases in Rogers County,
In April 2003, she and her husband formed the Steidley Law Firm in Claremore, where she handles criminal defense, deprived and delinquent juvenile cases and guardian ad litem appointments to domestic and guardianship cases.
She has been Drug Court Coordinator for Mayes and Craig counties since 2003. The court works to rehabilitate certain offenders through intense treatment and supervision.
She also has served as a part-time adjunct professor at both Rogers State University and Northeastern State University, teaching courses in Torts and Litigation, Criminal Law II and Criminal Evidence.
The Steidley family includes children Nathaniel, 10; Matthew, 6, and Emily, 4. They reside in Verdigris and the children attend Verdigris Schools, where she is an active volunteer. She is a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church.
"As a mother and a property owner, I want safe neighborhoods and effective use of our tax dollars. As your District Attorney, I will get the job done right," she said.
Click to receive updates from Janice about the campaign by email.
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