Tulsa County District Attorney
S.M. “Buddy” Fallis graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1960 and went on to become the assistant Tulsa County District Attorney in that year. He was appointed the chief prosecutor in 1964, and elected Tulsa County District Attorney in 1967—an office he held for fourteen years.
Buddy Fallis prosecuted over 80 jury trials which included several high-profile trials. He tried and convicted those who were responsible for the bombing of a Tulsa County District Court judge’s automobile.
In March of 1977 two Tulsa women were kidnapped in a failed extortion plot. Fallis was the prosecutor in the trial which led to a conviction.
The case of the Girl Scout murders in June, 1977, near Locust Grove, Oklahoma, was prosecuted by Buddy Fallis in Mayes County.
After leaving the District Attorney’s office Buddy turned to private law practice while teaching as an adjunct professor at the law schools at The University of Tulsa and Oral Roberts University. He also lectured for the National College of District Attorneys.
The University of Tulsa College of Hall of Fame honored Buddy Fallis with its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012
Interview with Buddy Fallis
Müllerhaus Legacy Website Team
Date Created: February 16, 2011
Date Published: December 20, 2017
Notes: Recorded by John Erling in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Digital Audio Sound Recording, Non-Music.
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