Roy D. Tucker has served as the City Attorney for the City of Muskogee since December 2011. Prior to his appointment, Roy was the Assistant City Attorney for nearly four years. In his current role, Roy serves as a City Council appointee charged with performing as the chief legal advisor to the City Council, City Manager and other other city departments, offices and agencies. He also coordinates and presents training on legal issues to the Muskogee Police Department..
Roy is a frequent lecturer on the Oklahoma Open Records and Open Meeting Acts, having presented lectures for the Oklahoma Bar Association ("OBA"), the Muskogee County Bar Association, and the Washington County Bar Association. He is an active member of the local and state bar associations, currently serving as a Trustee to the Oklahoma Bar Foundation, and Chair of the OBA Section Leaders Council. In 2012, after serving in numerous positions, including Chair, of the OBA Young Lawyers Division, Roy was named as the state’s 2012 Outstanding Young Lawyer. Roy also serves as a Director for Women in Safe Homes, Inc. (WISH), a non-profit combating domestic violence.
Roy is a 2003 graduate of the University of Tulsa, College of Law, and was admitted into the Oklahoma Bar the same year. He has been admitted to practice before all federal courts in Oklahoma, as well as, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Roy is also an adjunct instructor at Bacone College, teaching in the areas of criminal and business law.
Deputy City Attorney Matthew C. Beese began his tenure with the City of Muskogee in 2011 as the Assistant City Attorney, and was promoted to his current position in 2014.
Matthew is actively engaged in both local and state professional organizations, including having served as the President of the Muskogee County Bar Association in 2014 and as Vice President in 2013. He has been a trainer for the Oklahoma Forensic Academy and an instructor for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training (CLEET), providing training to law enforcement agencies. Currently, Matthew instructs Business Law at Bacone College. Matthew has been trained and certified as a Court appointed mediator and arbitrator and has served as the Chair for numerous arbitration panels.
Matthew holds an Associate of Arts from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, a Bachelor of Science in Education from Missouri Southern State College and a Juris Doctorate from Northern Illinois University, College of Law. Matthew is licensed to practice law in Oklahoma and Illinois, and admitted to practice before the Eastern District of Oklahoma, the Northern District of Illinois, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.
Rodney L. Brook served the City of Muskogee as a Police Officer from 1976 until his retirement in 1996 with the rank of lieutenant. He has served as Assistant City Attorney and prosecutor for the municipal court since December 2011. His primary duties include prosecuting municipal charges for both adults and juvenile offenders, legal advisor for the Police Department, regularly presenting training and legal updates to departments officers. He is a qualified instructor for the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training, providing legal training presentations to area law enforcement agencies.
Rodney is a 1981 graduate of Northeastern Oklahoma State University in Tahlequah with a Master's of Science in Administration of Criminal Justice and a 1991 graduate of the University of Tulsa, College of Law. Rodney was admitted to the practice of law in Oklahoma in 1994 and after retiring from the city, engaged in private law practice in Muskogee until 2011. He is a member of the Muskogee County Bar Association, Oklahoma Bar Association and has been admitted to practice before the federal court of the eastern district of Oklahoma.
Leslie Arnold has served as the Legal Assistant to the City Attorney for the City of Muskogee since August 2007. Leslie has extensive contact in person or by phone with the general public, public officials and civic leaders. In 2011, Leslie began to supervise the Adult Community Service Program. This is a grant sponsored program that was established to help the community as a whole to remove unwanted waste, to help clean up, and maintain properties, and to generally make Muskogee a more beautiful place to live.
Prior to working for the City, Leslie served for the Eastern District of Oklahoma Bankruptcy Trustee, as a Legal Assistant, and for the Office of the District Attorney for eight years prior. Leslie has served on the City of Muskogee’s Retirement Committee for a period of 4 years.
Leslie graduated from Connors State College, with an Associate Degree in Business Administration in 1996. She completed an extensive online course in paralegal studies through the Center for Legal Studies in 2011. In 2012 Leslie was admitted into the National Association of Legal Assistance. She is also an active member in the Tulsa Area Paralegal Association.