Kara Bacon

Tribal Prosecutor

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Kara Bacon was raised in Bryan County and is a citizen of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and later earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law with an emphasis Native American Law. After being admitted to the Oklahoma Bar, Ms. Bacon worked as an Assistant District Attorney for six (6) years in primarily Grady and Caddo Counties. In 2015, she was appointed and served another four (4) years as the First Assistant District Attorney for District Six (Grady, Stephens, Caddo and Jefferson Counties). During her tenure as a prosecutor for the State, she handled all cases including juvenile delinquent, deprived criminal felony and misdemeanor cases, and later primarily prosecuted violent crimes and sex crimes. As First Assistant she started the Grady County Coordinated Community Response Team and the Together We Heel walk to raise awareness about domestic violence and raised funds to provide services to victims of domestic violence. In April of 2019, Ms. Bacon joined the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to serve as the Tribal Prosecutor. As Tribal Prosecutor, Ms. Bacon supervises Division Chiefs, Assistant Prosecutors, caseloads, and prosecutes sex crimes cases in Choctaw Nation Tribal Court. Additionally, Ms. Bacon serves on the Uniform Representation of Children and Parents in Cases Involving Abuse and Neglect Oversight Committee for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. Since the McGirt and Sizemore decisions, Ms. Bacon has overseen the expansion of the Tribal Prosecutor’s Office and developed practices and implemented procedures to prepare the Nation for the impact of the McGirt decision. As a result of the McGirt decision, and under Mrs. Bacon’s leadership, the volume of cases prosecuted has increased by 2753%.

Kara Bacon