Occupation: Circuit Judge Pro Tem and Hearings
Referee for Douglas County
Occupational Background: Attorney, Judicial Clerk, Circuit Judge Pro Tem,
Educational Background: Willamette University, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1985; University of California, Davis, B.A.; Judge Training through Oregon Judicial Department.
Prior Governmental Experience: Current Circuit Judge Pro Tem and Hearings Referee for Douglas County, serving since 1999.
JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE: Ambrosini has been working with the Douglas County Circuit Judges for 16 years. In 1999, the Chief Justice of the Oregon Supreme Court appointed Ambrosini as a Circuit Judge Pro Tem to meet Douglas Countys needs for an additional judge, and he has served in that capacity since. Ambrosini has extensive experience in Circuit Court matters in Douglas County, having presided over a large assortment of criminal and civil cases, including complex litigation, jury trials, sentencings, and juvenile delinquency, abuse, and neglect cases. Ambrosini has handled probate and guardianship cases, Family Abuse hearings, Elder Abuse hearings, Landlord Tenant matters, family law cases, and civil commitment hearings. Prior to his current position, Ambrosini assisted the Circuit Court Judges, researching complex legal issues and preparing memorandums of law.
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY: Ambrosini is 45 years of age and resides in Roseburg, with his wife, Anita, and their son. He is committed to serving the community. Ambrosini has served on the local FEMA board and initiated the effort to establish a maternity home in Douglas County. He is on the founding board of St. Joseph Community Kitchen where he has served for 18 years.
Ambrosini believes that judges should be firm, but just in their decisions, and that judicial matters must be handled conscientiously with fairness and impartiality. He believes that elected representatives make the law and that trial judges should interpret, enforce, and apply the law as intended.
(This information furnished by George W. Ambrosini.)