Stephen Alcorn, City Attorney
Stephen received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Commercial Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York, in 1989. Upon graduation, Stephen served as an armor officer in the U.S. Army. He fought in Operation Desert Storm where, in addition to other medals, he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army Reserve in 2004, after having attained the rank of major.
Stephen Alcorn graduated from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 2000 and became an assistant district attorney in Oklahoma County. Many of his cases were methamphetamine labs and he became one of the few prosecutors in the country to be clandestine lab certified by the Drug Enforcement Agency. In 2004 he joined the Oklahoma City law firm of Johnson & Hanan, where he specialized in medical malpractice defense. In October of the same year, he was appointed to the office of Special Judge of the District Court of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, and served in that role until March 2013, presiding over juvenile (six years) and felony criminal (three years) dockets.
Stephen was chosen as the 2007 Outstanding Judge of the Year for the Ruth Bader Ginsburg American Inn of Court, and as the Oklahoma CASA Judge of the Year in 2009. He also served on the board of the Oklahoma Interviewing Services, a nonprofit organization that provides interviews with compassion and expert care of children that have been victims of sexual assault.
Stephen and his wife Melissa are avid mountaineers, skiers, kayakers, backpackers, and rock and ice climbers. Both Alcorns have certification from the American Mountain Guides Association as single-pitch climbing instructors, and Stephen holds a Level I Avalanche Professional Certification. Stephen enjoys volunteering for organizations that utilize climbing and outdoor pursuits as a means to inspire and motivate teens and young adults.