Office of the Attorney General

17675 S. Muskogee Ave. Tahlequah, OK 74464

Sandy Crosslin

Sandy is a Cherokee Nation citizen serving as an Assistant Attorney General II representing the Nation in tribal and state courts. Her primary focus is on the expanded role in criminal prosecutions and currently acts as the Chief of the Criminal Division for the Office of the Attorney General. She also represents Indian Child Welfare in state court proceedings and is a strong advocate for children.
In April of 2020, Sandy retired from her position as Special Judge for the Fifteenth Judicial District where she served for 24 years. She presided over a wide variety of cases including criminal cases, civil matters, family law cases and served as the juvenile judge in Cherokee County for her entire career on the bench. Prior to becoming a Judge, Sandy served as an Assistant District Attorney for District 27, which includes Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties and has also practiced workers’ compensation defense.

Bar Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Oklahoma
  • Cherokee Nation Supreme Court
  • United States District Courts for the Eastern, Western and Northern Districts of Oklahoma


  • Juris Doctorate, University of Oklahoma, 1988 (with Distinction)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Oklahoma, 1985 (with Distinction)