Judge of the Circuit Court
Jerry B. Hodson
Occupation: Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge
Occupational Background: Trial lawyer, civil commercial litigation, Miller Nash, 1987 to 2005.
Educational Background: B.S. in Business, Brigham Young University, Magna cum laude, 1983; J.D., University of California at Los Angeles, 1987; Member, UCLA Law Review.
Prior Governmental Experience: Judge Pro-tempore, Multnomah County Circuit Court; November 2004 to August 2005.
Served as a trial lawyer for 18 years, handling a wide range of complex commercial litigation, including insurance, environmental, securities fraud, and franchise disputes. Lectured to business, government, and legal organizations on a number of legal topics and published several articles in local and national publications. Admitted to practice in Oregon (1987), Washington (1988), U.S. District of Oregon (1987), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (1989). Member, Oregon State Bar, Washington State Bar, Multnomah Bar Association, Oregon State Bar Quality of Life Committee (2004 to present), Council on Court Procedures (2006). Participant in local pro bono legal activities, 1987 to 2004. Volunteer leader in various local youth organizations, 1987 to 2004. Included in 2005-2006 The Best Lawyers in America,Business Litigation. Included in "Oregon Leading individuals (Litigation: General Commercial)," Chambers USA,2005. Included in recommended list of "Most Qualified" for Multnomah County Circuit Court, Multnomah Bar Association, April 25, 2005. As a trial lawyer, ranked in Martindale-Hubbell peer review ratings as AV - very high to preeminent legal ability and very high ethics.
Endorsed by Governor Ted Kulongoski.
(This information furnished by Jerry B. Hodson.)