Nominations Made for the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals
Norman attorney Robert D. Bell, Oklahoma City lawyer Alison Cave and former Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals judge Patricia Dougherty MacGuigan were nominated by the Oklahoma Judicial Nominating Commission to fill a vacancy on the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals. The vacancy was created in November by the death of Judge Carl B. Jones.
Bell has been a municipal judge in Moore since 1994 and works at the Bell Law Firm in Norman.
Cave was Judge Jones' law clerk from 1999 to 2001 and is now in private practice.
MacGuigan was a judge and presiding judge on the civil appeals court from 1982 to 1991. She resigned to move to Canada, where her husband was a justice on the Canadian Federal Court of Appeals.
Now a widow, MacGuigan is an administrative law judge at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.