April 13, 2018: John M. O’Connor was nominated as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of Oklahoma on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. O’Connor is currently a shareholder at Hall Estill, a Tulsa-based regional full-service law firm. He has concentrated his practice in the areas of corporate and business law and litigation. O’Connor is a Member of the Board of Trustees at Oklahoma State University, Tulsa. O’Connor has been a member of the Board of Directors of Dillon International, Inc., an international country adoption agency. He has also been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa College of Law.