Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

January 3, 2014

Family a big part of DA’s drive

bporterfield@pvdemocrat.com — His own family’s history has played a big part in placing Corey Miner on a path that’s led to work as a prosecutor in the district attorney’s office in Pauls Valley.

The 42-year-old Miner has gone from working the streets as a law enforcement officer to being a relatively new assistant district attorney joining with Tara Portillo and Laura Shaeffer in the DA’s office here.

Wanting to go to a rural city, like Pawnee where he grew up, Miner said he’s thrilled about the opportunity work as a prosecutor in Pauls Valley.

“I like trying cases, talking to other attorneys; I like talking to the public,” Miner said.

“You can have a jury trial like a trial is supposed to be with 12 people sitting in judgment of someone accused of a crime,” he said.

“You feel like you can be an attorney here.”

As for his childhood, Miner was 3 years old when his father, serving as a police officer in Norman, was shot and killed in the line of duty.

Later he served in the Army before going to school to become a police officer himself. During that time he delivered furniture during the day while attending night classes.

He worked as a cop in Norman for about a year before serving as a state trooper from 1999 to 2007.

Miner then earned his bachelor’s degree in finance, while minoring in Eastern European history. He later earned his law degree in 2011.

Wanting to be a trial attorney, Miner worked for Oklahoma City defense attorney Garvin Isaacs for about a year and a half.

It was that experience that made an impact on Miner.

“I learned the fundamentals of the law from one of the top criminal attorneys in the country,” he said.

He then went to work for Greg Mashburn, who is the district attorney overseeing the three-county region that includes Garvin County.

Initially he served in McClain County before making the move to Pauls Valley.

Miner is married with two children, both girls ages 7 and 19 months.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • Dancing VBS Good times for VBS volunteers

    Summer can provide a plethora of enriching opportunities for kids with plenty of time to spend. One of the most popular avenues has always been the good old-fashioned vacation Bible school.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pup up for adoption 7-25-14 Pauls Valley Pup up for Adoption

              

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • One hurt in head-on wreck

    Authorities are not sure what caused a vehicle to veer to the left resulting in a head-on collision near Hennepin early Wednesday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Winners plentiful at peach festival

    With no shortage of visitors making the Stratford Peach Festival a summer destination, it was a win-win situation for all parties this past weekend.

    July 24, 2014

  • Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck

               

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Search on for new 911 boss

    The search for a replacement is now on after it was announced the coordinator of Garvin County’s 911 center is stepping down.

    July 24, 2014

  • Stratford Peach Festival 2014 PeachFest draws big crowd

    Unseasonably comfortable weather, a day full of family fun and one of the best fruit crops in recent years. Mix that together and you have one of the best-attended Stratford Peach Festival’s on record.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Evening in the Valley’ set

    It might still be summer but some in Pauls Valley already have an eye on a new school year right around the corner.

    July 23, 2014

  • PV City meetings set for 6 tonight

    The Pauls Valley City Council, PV Hospital Authority and Municipal Authority have set their meetings at city hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • DHS Caregiver Awards Love of client pales next to awards

    On any given day one can find a good story about caregivers going the extra mile to meet the needs of acutely disabled individuals.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

Business Marquee

e-Edition
  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.

     

    CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE E-EDITION SITE

     

    ATTENTION CURRENT DEMOCRAT SUBSCRIBERS TO START an e-EDITION

    e-mail request to sjohnson@pvdemocrat.com

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
Stocks
Facebook