Judge of the Circuit Court
Trung D. Tu
Occupation: Attorney, McEwen Gisvold LLP
Occupational Background: Staff Attorney, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Certified Law Student, Intern Deputy D.A., Multnomah County District Attorney's Office; Public Honors Fellow to Oregon Supreme Court Justice Robert Durham; Law Clerk, Oregon Department of Justice
Educational Background: Lewis & Clark Law School, J.D.; University of Notre Dame, B.A.
Prior Governmental Experience: See above
Trung has the experience necessary to be an effective and fair judge. He tried over 60 cases at the D.A.'s Office. At the Court of Appeals, he advised judges on decisions for over 150 cases. At McEwen Gisvold, he handles a broad range of civil cases. Trung has a strong background in both criminal and civil law.
Trung and his family escaped from Vietnam shortly after the war as boat people. Trung spoke no English when he came to Portland and lived in public assisted housing. As a child, Trung helped his family by picking strawberries alongside migrant workers and dug worms to sell as bait. Trung worked hard to overcome adversity and become a respected lawyer. Trung brings common sense to being a judge, and would become one of only two Asian-American judges in Oregon.
COMMITTED TO FAMILY AND COMMUNITY
Trung is dedicated to his family, and gives back to his community: He raises his eleven year-old brother as a single parent, coaches the Jefferson High School Mock Trial Team, and provides pro bono legal services to the poor.
WE SUPPORT TRUNG
Honorable Rives Kistler, Oregon Supreme Court; Honorable Marilyn Litzenberger, Multnomah County Circuit Court; Richard Meneghello, Fisher & Phillips LLP; Jonathan Radmacher, McEwen Gisvold LLP
"Trung has the experience, intelligence and integrity to make an excellent judge." Michael McShane, Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge
"Trung understands the justice system from the trial to the appellate level. His training and life experience will make him a valuable addition to the bench." David F. Bartz, Jr.
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(This information furnished by Committee to Elect Trung Tu for Judge.)