Judge of the Court of Appeals
David V. Brewer
Occupation: Chief Judge, Oregon Court of Appeals.
Occupational Background: Judge, Lane County Circuit Court; Attorney in private practice.
Educational Background: University of Oregon School of Law, JD, (1977); Sonoma State University, BA, (1974).
Prior Governmental Experience: Judge, Lane County Circuit Court, 5 years; Chair, Oregon Judicial Fitness & Disability Commission.
Family: Married, three children.
Hard Working and Qualified
Dave Brewer is a hard worker with the intelligence and experience that make him an excellent judge. He is a people person with common sense whose decisions are understandable and reasonable. Robert Hermann, Washington County District Attorney.
Judge Brewer is one of the smartest, hardest working judges I have ever known. He is an excellent Chief Judge for the Court of Appeals. He has the respect of all who know him. Mary Ann Bearden, Presiding Judge, Lane County Circuit Court.
Proven on the Bench
"The Oregon Court of Appeals has had only five chief judges in its 35-year history.Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Carson has promoted.David V. Brewer of Eugene, to succeed the retiring [Mary] Deits. Brewer is highly qualified by disposition and intellect to lead the appeals court, an outstanding Oregon institution." Salem Statesman Journal, Editorial-November 19, 2004.
Public Servant"[Judge Brewer] was appointed to sort out the morass of issues regarding the Public Employees' Retirement System reforms in advance of the Oregon Supreme Court's ruling. With $8 billion, the retirement benefits of tens of thousands of state employees and the state's financial stability in the balance, it was a once in a career task. Brewer accomplished it with two intense weeks of hearings and uncounted hours of consideration to produce the report that the high court adopted essentially unchanged. Brewer tackled the job while maintaining his daily caseload at one of the busiest courts in the nation" The Eugene Register-Guard, March 21, 2005.
(This information furnished by Committee to Re-Elect Judge David Brewer.)